St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - VI [Beginning of a New Era]
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - VI [Beginning of a New Era]

A new era in the history of St. Lawrence Parish, Belle began to unfold with the arrival of Rev. Dr. Valerian D’Souza as the tenth parish priest on 14 May 2003. The fact that he had earlier served the Belle parish as an assistant parish priest 38 years ago

St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - V
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - V

By this time Belle parish had made considerable progress especially in the field of education. First the high school and later the Junior College enabled the students to acquire education in Belle itself at least till the PUC. Those who wanted to continue higher college education could

St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - IV
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - IV

Fr. Valerian G.F. Rego was the fifth parish priest of the Belle who took charge on 16 May 1969. Fr. Rego was the first parish priest who had to shoulder multiple responsibilities. He was not only the parish priest, but also the headmaster of St. Lawrence High School as well as

St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - III
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - III

Following the transfer of Fr. Casmir Fernandes from Belle as the parish priest of Udyavar, Fr. Alphonse Maria Ligory D’Souza arrived as the second parish priest of Belle. Fr. Ligory D’Souza had the reputation of being a famous and effective preacher. His powerful sermons

St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - II
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - II

As seen in the previous episode, there were two churches in Shirva, one dedicated to Our Lady of Health also known the Lower Church and the Upper Church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier. While the Lower Church was under the jurisdiction of Padroado of Goa, the Upper Church

St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - I
St. Lawrence Parish of Belle Through the Century - I

The date 2 November 1910 is etched in golden letters in the history of Belle, ‘Boliye’ in Konkani language. It was on that day, 100 years ago that the parish dedicated to St. Lawrence at Belle was officially established by the decree issued by the then Bishop of Mangalore, Rt. Rev. Paul

Thanksgiving Mass and Parish Day marks the Centenary of the Foundation of St. Lawrence Parish, Belle
Thanksgiving Mass and Parish Day marks the Centenary of the Foundation of St. Lawrence Parish, Belle

The day that has been eagerly awaited by the parishioners of St. Lawrence Church, Belle dawned on 1 November 2010, the day on which the entire parish community as one family gathered in the church by

Message of the Parish Priest-Fr. Joswey Fernandes on the eve of the Parish Day
Message of the Parish Priest-Fr. Joswey Fernandes on the eve of the Parish Day

First of all on behalf of my priest colleagues and myself I extend warm g reetings on the occasion of the celebration of the Parish Day on 1 November 2010 to commemorate the Centenary of the foundation of the independent parish

India bids good bye with colourful ceremony to best ever Commonwealth Games
India bids good bye with colourful ceremony to best ever Commonwealth Games

Fireworks sparkled the cool evening air of Delhi on Thursday 14 October 2010, embarking on a new promise of sporting excellence as the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony kept its promise to the world. A dazzling laser show and a musical extravaganza marked the finale

India bids good bye with colourful ceremony to best ever Commonwealth Games
India bids good bye with colourful ceremony to best ever Commonwealth Games

Fireworks sparkled the cool evening air of Delhi on Thursday 14 October 2010, embarking on a new promise of sporting excellence as the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony kept its promise to the world. A dazzling laser show and a musical

Commonwealth Games 2010: The historical legacy and modern challenges
Commonwealth Games 2010: The historical legacy and modern challenges

In spite of all the controversy revolving around the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi scheduled to begin from 3rd October to 14th October 2010, the preparations for the Games are nearly over and the nation is awaiting for the grand opening

Hypermarket, a symbol of modernization
Hypermarket, a symbol of modernization

Since its appearance the hypermarket is a symbol of modernization not only in Middle East but in the whole world. It has dramatically changed the retailing structure and also the consumption behavior of the consumer.

Exploring Oman: Memorable trip to Ostrich Farm, Nakhal Fort and Al Thowrah Hot Springs
Exploring Oman: Memorable trip to Ostrich Farm, Nakhal Fort and Al Thowrah Hot Springs

Though it has been few months since i returned from a visit to Dubai and Muscat and has shared the information and pictures of some of the important places frequented by the tourists in and around these two wonderful cities, i had kept back one

Nativity Feast Celebrations Around the World
Nativity Feast Celebrations Around the World

"Konkani speaking catholic community living all over the world celebrated Nativity Feast of Virgin Mary in the month of September with great fervor and enthusiasm. This feast is also celebrated as Harvest Festival as per coastal region tradition and culture."

Moodubelle: Will there be a solution to the pathetic condition of Santhekatte...?
Moodubelle: Will there be a solution to the pathetic condition of Santhekatte...?

In a village like Moodubelle, the market place holds much importance as people from all walks of life visit the place for their needs such as buying grocery, vegetables, fish, fruits, etc.

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