Konkani book on St. Therese of Child Jesus released
Margao:A book on St. Therese of Child Jesus-
‘Bhagevont Therese - Pormollit Sallok.’ written by
Fr. Ave Maria Afonso was released at the hands of
Fr. Avinash Rebelo, Parish Priest of Holy Spirit
Church, Margao. Fr. Silvestre D’Souza speaking on
the occasion introduced the book to the gathering.
Recalling the genesis of the book he said that the
musical operetta titled ‘Bhagevont Therese -
Pormollit Sallok’, written by Fr. Ave Maria Afonso
was presented by the Carmelites in the year 1997 to
mark the death Centenary of this Carmelite Saint.
Today, we have the same operetta in the form of a
book. Appreciating the literary talents of Fr. Ave,
he expressed his gratitude on behalf of the
Carmelites to him and appealed to the gathering to
glean from the book to know the spirituality of St.
Therese and the depth of the work.
The writer was felicitated by the Carmelites. Fr.
Ave Maria expressed his sentiments. Br. John Malvino
Alfonso compered. Fr. Joseph D’Souza thanked the
This is the fouth book of the writer. His previous
book includes ‘Rendermam’ ani Tachem Jivit’ (2007),
‘Ponchvis Vorsanchem Poinn’ (2016) and ‘Kuttumbank
Atmik Unddo’ (2016). He also received awards for his