The Carmelites of Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikkarnakatte celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Mangaluru, 17 July 2023: The Carmelites of Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikkarnakatte celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Scapular Feast, on the 16th of July, 2023. The Carmelites are a religious Order that cherishes their spiritual legacy as the promoters of the Scapular devotion. The shrine held 9 days of novena in honour of the Blessed Virgin, and on each of these 9 days, priests offered reflection on different themes for spiritual edification and fruitful preparation for the feast. Carmelite priests celebrated three masses on the novena days and gave enlightening homilies, describing the accompaniment Mary offered to the entire domain of humanity in the past as in the present; to apostles, Church, migrants, youth and the persecuted.



On the feast day, the Solemn Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director Fr Muller Institutions and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Melwin D’Cunha, the Superior of St. Joseph’s Monastery, Rev. Fr. Stefan Pereira, the Director of Infant Jesus Shrine, Rev. Fr. Deep Fernandes, the Master of the Theology Students, among others priests. Reflecting on the theme ‘Mary’s accompaniment a Great Boon to Humankind’, Fr. Richard, emphasized her role in the redemptive action of Christ, and her continued assistance to humanity over the years.


The faithful gathered in great numbers for the feast, and the joy of the occasion was enhanced with the presence of many priests and religious. The Scapular, a sign of Mary’s protection and the wealth of the Carmelite Order, was distributed to everyone. The ambience of celebration hovered over the entire Shrine campus.



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