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    Welcome to Carmelite Monastery, Margao, Goa   

The feast of the Little Flower Patroness of Lar was solemnised on Oct 1 at 4.00 p.m. mass celebrated by Friday Mark Furtado. Number of priests, devotees and benefactors attended this celebration. Light refreshment was served after the service. The Carmelite community joined Lar members for the dinner. Fr Joseph D'Souza over saw all the arrangements. Fr Archie, the Director, thanked one and all.

   

Mass in honor of Fr Archie's mother, Annie Tauro was celebrated on Sunday, 16 Sept Fr Rovel, and Fr Michael concelebrated.

  

Visit to the ruins of Convento do Carmo on 26 September 2018. Fr Archibald Gonsalves, convenor or the steering committee, visited the spot with Br John Marshall. At the spot, Fr Felix Lobo of the diocese of Goa came to plan the restoration of this historical site. The site is all covered with grass and bushes. Only after cleaning the site, the road, electricity and water connection can be planned. The work will begin shortly.


 

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

DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THE CARMELITE FAMILY???
HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY...
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION OF 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.


Accommodations

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