Mangaluru, 24 Aug 2015: The Cloistered Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, Kankanady, here celebrated the Annual Feast of St Mary of Jesus Crucified (Marium Baouardy) on Sunday August 23.
The main celebrant of the Eucharistic Celebration was Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu, vicar general of Mangaluru diocese, Fr Charles Serrao OCD, Provincial of Goa Karnataka Province along with Fr Pius James D’Souza OCD, Fr Joseph Martis, rector of St Joseph’s Seminary, Fr Santhosh Kamath, Fr Patrick Rodrigues, director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Fr Felix Monteiro, Fr Rudolf D’Sa, Fr John D’Souza, Fr Servin and Fr Joseph (Betharam Fathers) and few other priests.
Fr Andrew D’Souza, parish priest of St Lawrence parish, Bondel, here in his homily, gave a call to lead a life of obedience and humility, as taught by St Mary Baouardy. He also highlighted the works of the holy spirit in the life of each of us when called upon.
The DVD of the play The hidden treasure, directed by Corrine Rasquinha (White Doves) and scripted by Bannu Fernandes, produced by Daivik Amrith Media, based on the life of St Mary Bouardy was released by Fr Charles Serrao OCD, Provincial of Goa Karnataka Province along with Fr Pius James D’Souza OCD, MLA J R Lobo and Fr Andrew D’Souza.
Fr Prakash D’Cunha OCD thanked the benefactors and gathering on behalf of the Cloistered Sisters. Numerous devotees participated in the celebration and honored the Saint.