MONTI FEST at Infant Jesus Shrine Pushpashrama
The feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
After the 9 days novenas with flowers, sweets and masses; we
had a grand celebration of the birthday of Mary on September
8th. There were 2 masses to mark the event of the day- at
6.45am mass in English; 6.00pm mass in Kannada. All were
given new corn (paddy/grains) as a symbol of the harvest
festival and sugar canes to double the joy. Secondly the
children of the Infant Jesus Children’s Association led the
choir and conducted a beautiful and meaningful liturgy.
During the Holy Mass the newly formed “Infant Jesus
Children’s Association” was inaugurated. And in the
noon we celebrated the birthday of Mother Mary with 52 types
of dishes to boost the family spirit.