Welcome to Carmelite Monastery, Margao, Goa   

Lar girl Olivia presently pursuing her final degree at St Stephen's College, Mapuca has won first prize and over all Championship in Singing competition held at Kala Academy, Panjim, organised by BITS, Goa on 30 July 2018. Olivia is also topper in her class. The fact that she meets all her education expenses by teaching music is worth appreciating. Besides singing, she also plays and teaches Piano, Guitar and Violin. We are proud of her achievements. She is here seen with Sr Luiza, her spiritual mother. She resides with her at Ish Kripa, Siolim. The Carmelite Fathers congratulate her and wish her all the best.

Clergy day celebrated at the Monastery on 28 July , Saturday. Adoration at 6.00 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. The Eucharist solemnised by Fr. Nelson Vaz, OCD, a missionary from Tanzania. With lighted candles all payed for over 600 priests working in the archdiocese.

Schemes for welfare of Minority by the government. A seminar organised at the Carmelite monastery on 7 July 2018. 50 persons attended the programme. Mrs. Elizabeth was the resource person. Prof Joan Rebello introduced the speaker. Fr Archie the Superior welcomed all. A team of ten was formed to assist people avail these schemes.


Message from the Provincial

The Discalced Carmelites have a historical bond with Goa. Less than 30 years after the death of the great St Teresa of Jesus (Avila) - the reformer of the Carmelite Order, and even before her canonization the friars had reached the capital of Portuguese India. The founder of the Carmelite community in Old Goa was Fr. Leander, a native of Burgos in Spain. From this community in 1638, .......

Message from the Superior

Just a couple of years ago, when I completed my term as Provincial, I was asked to shoulder the responsibility as Superior of the Carmelite Monastery at Margao. This being my first appointment in Goa, I was a bit anxious! Now that two years have gone by, I can confidently say, the Carmelite Monastery has been offering a lot to the life and vitality of Carmelites and the Church in Goa.

Happenings @ the Monastery

Sunday Mass Times:
6.15 am  /  7.30 am : Konkani
8.45 am / 11.15 am : English
Confessions: Mon-Sat
8.30 am to 11.00 am / 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Lar de Santa Terezinha

It was way back in 1947, when India celebrated its Independence; Goa still continued to be under the Portuguese Rule. The city of Margao, saw the humble beginnings of the dawn of a new institution, namely, Lar de Santa Terezinha. Fr. Jose Marie a devout Carmelite priest, dedicated to the service of the poor and the marginalised, found an abandoned baby near the Carmelite Monastery at Malbhat.

Photo Gallery

Some of the programmes held @ the monastery

Sponsor a Seminarian

You are a practicing Catholic and you would have loved to see your son become a priest or your daughter become a Nun. Unfortunately, this has not happened or may be you do not have children! Do not be disappointed, you can still have a priest from your family by sponsoring a Carmelite Seminarian.

Carmel Matrimonial

On a daily basis, young men and women frequent the Carmelite monastery requesting prayers and blessings, so that they may find a suitable life partner. Today young Goans migrate to different parts of India and abroad for education and seeking job opportunities. When they want to marry, they come back to Goa looking for Goan proposals and find it quite difficult to find a suitable life partner from among the Goans just because it is difficult to get in touch with them.


Three Halls fully furnished with seating arrangements and sound system are available to hold events, such as: Seminars and Conferences, Retreats and Conventions, Family events such as Birthdays, Jubilees, First Communion, etc. Facilities on campus: Aqua Guard drinking water, Hot water for bath, Parking facility for Buses and Cars, Chapel for Private mass and prayers, Open Space for Camp Fire



O U R   T E A M

Fr. Archibald Gonsalves

Fr. Michael M. Shenoy

Fr. Jossey Rodrigues

Fr. Mark Furtado

Fr. Noel D'Cunha

Fr. Joseph D'Souza

Br. Malvino

Br. Maurice Fonseca