Fr. Edwin DSouza who was ordained a priest fifty years ago on 22 December 1966 celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination on 22 December 2016 in St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle. His vocation, training, missionary work in Amravati and his eventual journey from Amravati to Toronto, Canada is an interesting reading. The profile of Fr. Edwin that was published in Bellevision.com five years ago on 30 January 2011 is republished for the benefit..[By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Ester Valerie Noronha is a very popular film actress not only in Konkani movie circle but also well-known in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Marathi film industries. Besides being an accomplished actress, Ester has proved herself as a great singer and classical dancer as well. At a very young age she has achieved so much success that would make not only her family but every Mangalorean proud of her. Her first Konkani movie was “Nashibacho Khell“...[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
Solemnity and grandeur marked the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Christ the King Parish, Karkala Town on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 which was also observed as the annual parish feast day. Prior to the solemn feast and jubilee mass, the Bishop of Udupi Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo was accorded red carpet welcome to the sound of brass band by Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, Parish Priest of Christ the King Church and Rev. Fr. Roshan Cordero, Assistant Parish Priest. The Bishop entered the renovated church and prayed in front of the main altar for few minutes.
The leaves are changing colors and falling and the thermometer is dipping dangerously low at night, the winter is here. I witnessed the first mist rain during the week. This is my third trip to Toronto and I thought I should share with the Bellivision readers about some information I gathered on my trips to Canada. First of all Canada is a very systematic country, hence things won’t happen overnight. If you are planning to migrate to Canada then you have to have..[By John M. Monteiro]
Christ the King Parish, Karkala Town will be celebrating Platinum Jubilee of the foundation of the parish on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 which also happens to be the annual parish feast. On this occasion special religious and cultural functions will be organized. Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, Parish Priest of Christ the King Church along with the Vice President and Secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council-Mrs. Elsie D’Souza and Antony Aranha respectively in association with the Parish Council and parishioners have made elaborate preparations for the grand celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of the church.
As social beings, we instinctively desire to be around one another. This has given rise to towns, cities neighbourhoods, community centers, etc. where people meet and interact on a regular basis. A good next door neighbour is a priceless treasure, which everyone should strive to become, especially in a society where most of us will never get away from living next door to someone. My neighbour once said that "one of the best remedies for one’s health is a good neighbour"..[By Francis Saldanha]
The name Wilson Kateel is a very popular name in the konkani world. His full name is Wilson Roshan Sequeira from Kateel Parish of Mangalore Diocese. He began to write poetry from very young age and his poems have been published practically in every periodicals of Konkani both in Mangalore and Udupi diocese. His poems and stories and essays are also published in various konkani websites mainly Kittall.com and Sakalik, Konkanypoetry.com. He has won numerous prizes for his poetry in various competitions beginning with Raknno Konkani weekly published..[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
It was not very easy to achieve this success but through hard work and determination I could achieve it. Initially, I used to walk and then ride by bicycle to our Karate Institute When I started winning at high school my interest in Karate increased and I spent more time to improve myself and attending more and more competitions I won all most all competitions held at District level and state level. During high school I could attend karate classes only on weekends so all my weekends I spent learning and perfecting Karate..[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
Neil Armstrong, American astronaut after becoming the first person to land on the moon in 1969 said, "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Another great personality, APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India had said, “You have to dream before your dreams can come true”. These two quotes by two great personalities seem to have been the guiding stars in the life of Alphons D’Souza of Moodubelle-Kattingeri...[By Dr. Eugene DSouza]
Udupi/M’Belle: Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Festh) celebrated with devotion and gaiety
The rains did not dampen the spirit of either the children or their parents who came to St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle with flowers and festive dresses to celebrate the birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Festh) in the morning of Thursday, 8 September 2016. As there was incessant rains in the morning the blessing of the new paddy and offering of flowers to Mother Mary could not be held at the Grotto. [Around the World-Pics/News]
Teachers’ Day Special: Prof. Ronald Moras - A Teacher committed to Profession, Students and Institutions
On the occasion of the Teachers’ Day celebration on 5 September 2016, Bellevision.com is pleased to present the inspiring profile of Prof. Ronald Joseph Moras whose commitment to his profession, students and institutions has been exemplary and outstanding. His evolution from a strict disciplinarian teacher to an understanding, caring and loving lecturer of Economics in St. Mary’s Degree College, Shirva manifests his dedication and commitment...[By Dr. Eugene DSouza]
I have known these two little shining stars from Pangala (Shankerpura) since their childhood. Their parents have been close friends of mine and had the opportunity to stay with them on a few occasions. After watching some of their performances on various programmes and on stage, I realized that these little kids are not ordinary but very special, nay I must say extraordinary. To start with, besides being multi-talented, I have been observing their nature which I found to be humble, obedient to their parents and teachers and friendly with all the kids around them.[By Alphonse Mendonsa]
Karkala: Ocean of Devotees witness Proclamation and Dedication of St. Lawrence Minor Basilica, Attur
The historic day in St. Lawrence Shrine in particular and Udupi Diocese in general dawned on Monday, 01 August 2016 as all the roads from the twin dioceses of Udupi and Mangalore led to the holy shrine to witness the solemn proclamation and dedication of the Shrine as Minor Basilica during the Holy Eucharist which was followed by public function. Devotees had started arriving at the Shrine right from the early morning from different corners of the twin dioceses. Different parishes had made their own arrangements to come to the Shrine hiring private buses.
Following the declaration by Pope Francis elevating the shrine of St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala to the status of Minor Basilica on 26 April 2016, preparations are underway for the Proclamation and Dedication of this shrine as Minor Basilica on 1 August 2016 in the presence of Cardinals, Bishops, priests, religious men and women and a large number of devotees of St. Lawrence. With this mega event, the pilgrimage centre will be viewed in the new light as Minor Basilica. As the Diocese of Udupi has woken up to the unique occasion, and the diocesan authorities have been putting in all their energies...[By Dr. Eugene D’Souza]
It is a matter of great pride and honour to the people of the Udupi Diocese that one of the prominent historical shrines in the diocese dedicated to St. Lawrence at Attur-Karkala has been elevated to the status of Minor Basilica by Pope Francis in a Decree issued on April 26, 2016. St. Lawrence