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Legion of Mary members with Fr Archie on a picnic to Fr Agnel Shrine Pilar, Cloistered Carmel ,Chicalim and to St Joseph Vaz shrine, Sancoale on childrens day, 14 Nov 2017.

           

           

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Carmelites open their new centre at St. Estevam
OLD GOA: CARMEL DAN, a centre for holistic growth, of the Carmelite Friars was blessed by Fr. Eusico Pereira, Parish Priest of Santo Estevao Church, St. Estevam at Cupa, St. Estevam. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Superior of the Carmelite Monastery inaugurated the house and highlighted the purpose of the Centre. Br. Malvino Alfonso welcomed the gathering. Caetano Rodrigues and Donatina Fernandes, donors of the house and others were felicitated at the hands of Fr. Ronald Dsouza, Provincial Councillor, Karnataka-Goa Province of the Carmelites. Fr. Pereira in his address, congratulated the Carmelite Friars and appreciated their efforts to serve the people.

This centre of the Carmelite Friars which is a sister-concern of the Carmelite Monastery, Margao will cater the spiritual, emotional and psychological needs of the people. It will organise different programmes for the well-being of the different groups like parents, teachers, youth, teens, leaders for the associations etc. Carmelites are doing similar ministry in Mapusa at the Emmaus and at Divine Springs at Xellim.

Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, presided over the Solemn Eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the ward feast of Cupa, St. Estevam along with Fr. Eusico Pereira, Parish Priest, Fr. Natalino , Assistant to the Parish Priest and Fr. Joseph Dsouza as concelebrants. Fr. Mark Furtado preached the homily.

           

           

              

           

        

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Fr. Joseph D'souza celebrate 50th Birthday
MARGAO: Fr. Joseph D'souza attached to the Carmelite Monastery Margao celebrated 50 years of his life on 15th Oct 2017 , Solemnity of St. Teresa of Avila. Fr. Joseph was the main celebrant for the feast mass of the Solemnity of St. Teresa of Avila at the Monastery Chapel. A special programme in the evening presented by the postulants began with the Prayer Service entertained the gathering. Fathers from Xellim, Mapusa and Honnavar community were present along with the members of OCDS, Legion of Mary, Catechism teachers and inmates of Lar de Santa Terezinha. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Superior of the Carmelite Monastery spoke on the occasion.. Fr. Joseph D'souza expressed few words of gratitude.

           

           

           

           

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Legion of Mary at Margao celebrates silver jubilee on 10/09/2017

  

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Happy Birthday to Philomena (Philu) who is in-charge of Lar Women. She turned 70 on 17th August 2017. Morning at  7 we had the mass and then at noon cutting the cake and Dinner. Fathers and Many Lar members, even those married attended the event.

                 

                 

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Assumption and Independence day were celebrated at the Carmelite Monastery. Mrs. Auda Vegas, well known social activist hoisted the flag and delivered the message. Postulants led by Sergeant Logo led the March Past.

           

  

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Community mass celebrated on recollection day - 22-07-2017

     

  

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First death anniversary of Fr. Gabriel Dias celebrated at Margao today. Fr. Archie celebrated the Eucharist. Fr. Mark preached and Fr. Rony DSouza provincial Councillor expressed condolences. Fr. Anthony DSouza led the prayer at the cemetery. Fr. Ajith and Fr. Joe concelebrated with the community. A large number of people attended the service.

           

     

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Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel @ Margao

           

              

           

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Francis hails from Delhi. He lost his parents in tragic circumstances. Now he is employed at Lar. His birthday celebrated on 30th June, 2017 at the monastery

     

  

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The birthday of Fr. Archie the Superior was celebrated on July, 8th by Lar children along with all the associations. Then on 9th Sunday, with the people at the 8.45 mass. Then on 10th with the father's of the Goa region

                 

              

                    

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Annual Catechism Programme inaugurated on Sunday, 2nd July 2017

        

     

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Four girls from LAR namely Olivia, Valencia, Savia and Ida celebrated their 21st Birthday on 25th June, 2017

           

        

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Feast of the MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
The preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart was begun with the Novena. The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated at the Carmelite Monastery on Friday, 23 June 2017. The Eucharistic Adoration with the Divine Mercy Chaplet was lead by Br. Malvino and Miss. Marina at 5.30 p.m.. Then at 6.30 p.m. the solemn Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. Noel D'Cunha, a thought provoking homily was preached by Fr. Mark Furtado. The community father con-celebrated. Fr. Superior thanked one and all and wished every one a very happy Feast. Mr. Valdo's Choir enhanced the liturgy of the day. Thanks to Miss. Marina, the Altar decoration looked very colourful.

        

        

        

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Send off to Fr. Ivo and Fr. Ajith and welcome to Fr. Joseph, Fr. Noel and Fr. Malvino during the 8.45 mass on Sunday, 21st May 2017.

           

           

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The Margao Community went to Capo De Rama for a picnic on 17th May 2017. The batch of 12 brothers will be heading to Mysore for their philosophy on 19th. God Bless them

        

     

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OCDS MEMBERS' VISIT TO THE ACE HOME :
A Group of 20 OCDS members visited "Azilo", a home for the aged women housed at Dr. Rafeal Pereira at Benaulim on 26th February 2017 at 4pm. The house is dedicated to Saint Joseph Vaz, run by the "Sisters of the Congregation of Handmaids of Christ." Sr. Agnela Fernandes, the Superior welcomed the OCDS members and introduced them to 22 Inmates Individually. They were indeed happy to share their life experiences. The OCDS members donated a bag of Wheat Flour, Ghee, Biscuits and few household commodities as part of their mission. The �CDS members entertained them by singing Mandos and few 'action songs with great enthusiasm. The OCDS members were privileged to have a jolly good time together with the inmates to witness a live "Khel - tiatr performed by the Local Artists from Tilamola, Quepem - Goa.

Sr. Agnela assisted by Sr Vienna D'Costa and Sr Trinity Almeida play a commendable role of selfless service by taking good care of the inmates so as to say of the Lost, Least and the Last.

The OCAS members returned home at 6.30 pm with a Joyful heart and a sweet memory of all that they experienced.

The following OCDS members were privileged to visit Aziio Home: Roy, Ramilla, Robin, Elizabeth, Rodo, Rosy, Beliza, Martha, Thresa, Agnelo, Andrew, Chrys, Seraphin, Judith, Mabel, Agnes, Rose, Saby, Sophia and Cheryl.

           

        

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Feast of St. Joseph was celebrated at Lar on 20th March. Fr. Mazarello celebrant and Fr. Archie preached.

        

        

     

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Residents of Lar, Margao and the Carmelite brothers watched the UBA finals, on 15th March, at the Panjim indoor stadium.

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The women connect group organised the World Women Day on 12 March Sunday at the Carmelite Monastery with a mass followed by a Semanar at Lar

     

     

        

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The Margao Monastery sponsored an eye camp in the remote taluka of Shimoga diocese known as Jagalur. Fr. Joseph D'Souza is in charge of this mission station. Fr. William Miranda conducted this eye camp. Nearly 100 operations were conducted

     

  

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Lar girl Suzanne married to Vincent on 27th in Puttur. The children had a picnic to Manasa.

        

  

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Fr. Paul's sister Dagma who died on 19th was laid to rest on 21st at 4.00 pm. in Raia

        

     

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IPCI has organised a meeting of Carmelite priests ordained 5 years ago at Lar de Sta Terezinha from 20-25 February. Very Rev Fr Prasad Theruvath Provincial of the Manjummel Province offered the inaugural mass and Very Rev Fr Benjamine Franklyn of Tamil Nadu Province preached a meaningful homily. There are altogether 35 young Priests. Fr Sylvestre D'Souza is the coordinator of this meet.

     

  

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Senior Citizens giving a programme on Sunday evening on 12th February at Cluny home for the aged in Nagoa.

     

  

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Lar Girls Celine and Natasha received the sacrament of confirmation on 13th February at the Holy Spirit Parish. In the evening three was a reception

     

     

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On 2nd February 2017, our previous philosophy brothers performed dance at the Borda Church, for the day of Consecrated Life.

        

        

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Lar girl Suzanne got engaged in Mangalore at Carmel Hill with Vincent, a boy from Puttur, on 28th January, 2017 @ 3.00pm. The ceremony solemnised by Fr. Prakash D'Cunha, OCD

           

        

  

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Pre-Philosophy brothers performing dance for the Grace Church Annual Feast on Sunday, 5th February

        

     

     

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Let us pray for Goa, a prayer evening was organised in collaboration with Help and Help at the Carmelite Monastery on 3 Feb 2017 at 5.00 p.m. Logos Asst Director Fr Sam led the prayer and Adoration. Fr Archie celebrated the Eucharist. A large number of faithful gathered in preparation for the elections on 4th February 2017.

           

           

           

           

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Annual thanksgiving mass for "Bazarkars of Margoa" celebrated by Fr. Archie., Superior, on 5th Jan 2017 at 4.00pm

        

        

              

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Inauguration of Carmelite Museum @ margao Monastery
The Carmelite Museum at the Margao Monastery was inaugurated and blessed by Very Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao, Provincial on 1st December 7.00am. We thank all our donours. We request artefacts for this museum. Thanks to Mr. Chris. Mr. Cyrus and Mr. Anand who toiled with me and Fr. Michael in shaping this museum.
Fr. Archie (Superior)

     

     

           

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Sr. Piedade Pronounced Her Final Vows
VASCO: Sr. Piedade Mary of the Eucharist, a Cloistered Carmel nun made her final profession by pronouncing her vows of Chastity, poverty and Obedience in the hands of Mother Prioress Sr. Jacinta Mary of the Passion at the Eucharistic celebration held at Cloistered Carmel chapel on 20th November 2016 at Chicalim. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD, Superior of the Carmelite Monastery, Margao presided over the Eucharistic celebration.

Delivering the homily at the Eucharistic celebration, Fr. Archibald Gonsalves OCD compared religious consecration to the consecration of Jesus on the Cross. �The vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience are the prototype of Jesus who is pure, poor and obedient.� He further said "Recalling the recent event of the canonization of the St. Elizabeth of Trinity, that the Cloistered Carmel Chicalim under the patronage of the Holy Trinity in its unique way has built bridges of spiritual relationships with the clergy, religious and the laity of the Archdiocese." He appealed to the faithful to continue their works of mercy and thereby give witness to Jesus.

Br. Malvino Alfonso OCD, was the commentator for the liturgical celebration while Fr. Cannio Cardozo OCD was the liturgical animator . Fr. Archbald Gonsalves OCD wished Sr. Piedade on behalf of the Karnataka Goa Province of the Discalced Carmelites. Sr. Jacinta OCD, Prioress of the Cloistered Carmelite Monastery Chicalim proposed a vote of thanks.

Sr. Piedade Mary hails from Cavorim--Cavotem, Chandor and is the daughter of Late Francis and Santana D�Cunha. She is the 7th child in the family among four sisters and three brothers. She entered in the Cloistered Carmel on 10th February 2011 and began her Novitiate from 15th August 2011. She made her first profession on 29th November 2013. She will serve the Cloistered Carmel Community as an external nun.

Cloistered Carmelite nuns are spread all over the world. There are 35 Cloistered Carmelite Monasteries in India. 72 Goan Cloistered Carmelite nuns are serving the Lord as contemplatives all over the world.

        

        

        

        

        

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Archbishop Brislin and Msgr. John Peter from the diocese of Cape Town in South Africa paid a friendly visit to our Monastery. They blessed the faithful after the morning mass

     

  

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Definitor General Rev. Dr. Johannes Gorantla visited the Carmelite Monastery on 22nd October. He was welcomed by the community along with OCDS and Lar members

           

            

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Rev. Dr. Alphonse Britto who recently defended his doctoral thesis in Spirituality in Teresianum, Rome was faciliated on Sunday during the 8.45a.m. Mass at the Monatery

     

      

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SEMINAR ON PARENTING
The ladies were at it once again. The 24th of September, 2016 saw an enormous gathering of 51 enthusiastic parents. The 'Women Connect' group organised a workshop on 'Parenting' with Dr. Ira, the head of the paediatrics Department of Hospicio, as the resource person. Dr.Ira know for her healing touch had the audience all engrossed with tips on some of the most required parental skills.
The 'Women Connect' group meets ever 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. The group aims at giving women a platform to rejuvenate and develop through fellowship and educative sessions. They meet next on the 8th of October for fellowship and on the 22nd of Octoberfor a session on 'Health - Nutrition and Disease'. The resource person would be Dr. Trisha Torcato e Miranda, Asst. Professor at the Homeopathic Medical College, Shiroda

           

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Seminar on Kitchen Gardening by Women Connect Group.
Women Connect Group organised a seminar on Kitchen Gardening at the Carmelite Monastery. Resource persons : Mr. Nevil Alfonso and Mrs. Janice Alfonso. South Goa Agriculture Directors
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Altar Servants celebrating birthday of Shaneesha.

    

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Independence Day celebrated at the Monastery.
Flag hoisted by Fr. Archie. Mr. Lobo, Ex. Serviceman gave a touching message and sang the a patriotic chorus. Brothers did the March Past. Thanks to Mr. Gabriel for the arrangements.

         

       

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A proud moment for Lar.
Lar Girl Sheena Gracias was one of the 17 all Goa Finalists. Fathers, Postulants and Lar Girls Participated in the event on 14th August 2016 at Ravindra Bhavan.

    

  

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Women day on 14th August 2016
Woman Connect group celebrated women day on 14th August 2016. The Vibrant group is empowered to animate women in Goa.

              

           

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IN MEMORIAM:
REV. FR GABRIEL DIAS OF OUR LADY OF ROSARY
(8th of July, 1955 to 20th of July, 2016)

A"rock and refuge" for the afflicted....

A TESTIMONY BY FR ARCHIBALD GONSALVES (Superior, Carmelite Monastery, Margao-Goa)

OCDS : PROMISE TO KEEP
17th July, 2016 was a special day for Our Lady of Mount Carmel OCDS community of Margao, Goa. On this day 10 members of the community made their promises in the presence of Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD, Provincial Superior. Rev. Fr. Silvestre D�Souza, the Councillor incharge of Spirituality, Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, Superior and Rev. Fr. Peter D�Sa from Xellim and the faithful were present at the ceremony.
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Fr. Gabriel's final journey. May he rest in peace

              

              

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Mount Carmel Feast Mass by Provincial on 21-07-2016

              

              

           

              

           

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Mount Carmel Feast Mass @ 7.30pm on 21-07-2016

           

  

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Fr. Archie's Birthday celebrated by LAR Girls on 9th July 2016

           

                 

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80th Birthday of Br. Maurice was celebrated with Fr. Archie's Birthday on 10th July at the monastery

           

           

             

     

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Inauguration of the Catechism on Sunday 26th June, 2016 :
Fr. Archie the Superior celebrated the mass. He preached on Chance and Choice in life. Liturgy was organised by Mrs. Dorothy and Mrs. Suzanne. Special thanks to Fr. Mark the coordinator and to all the teachers. A parents and teachers meeting followed.

             

       

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Sunday 12th June, 2016 :
Senior Citizens William Pinto giving a session on foods that prevent Cancer.

     

       

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The 3 newly ordained priests Frs. Nelson, Aswin and Steven celebrated their First Mass and Fr. Mark his gift of life

           

           

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Sacred Heart Feast celebrated on 3rd June-2016

"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just." - Pope Francis. The Carmelite Monastery Margao has been a place where people experience the mercy of the Lord in the diocese of Goa. The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated with great reverence in this year of mercy. People nourished their faith as they gathered for the Eucharistic procession and adoration followed by solemn mass. Fr. Archie the superior presided over the celebration and in his homily called on the faithful to have a sacred heart like that of Jesus full of mercy and love.
     

 

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New Postulancy Brothers

The community of Carmelite Monastery Margao welcomed the new postulancy brothers with joy and happiness. As our provincial is out of station Fr. Silvester was present during the inaugural liturgy on the 6th of June 2016. Fr. Silvester welcomed the brothers exhorting them to know and learn more about Carmelite way of life during these 6 months of postulancy and a year of noviciate. We the friars of the Carmelite Monastery are very happy as we are blessed with seven postulants. Br. Stin George, Br. Adlin Joe (Tamilnadu Province), Br. Wilson Rodrigues, Br. Loy Crasta, Br. John Marshal (Tamilnadu Province), Br. Herald Cotha and Br. Hilary Rodrigues.
           

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Senior citizens celebrate the joy of their mentor's 27 years of priesthood
           

    
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Brothers at the labour camp in Mangalore
           

    
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Lar Girl Daniella awarded for highest marks in SSLC by SHM sister Provincial Sr. Rohini
     
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Couples for Christ ceremony (CFC) at Margao
           

           

     
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Catenians celebrating mass at the Monastery Choir
           

           

     
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Lar Girls Laveena and Marita at Sea Cathedral Annual Cicilian Concert 2016
           

           
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Lar Girl Marita's Wedding
                 

     
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Self Esteem" Summer Camp by Prof. Joan Rebello at the Monastery : May 9-14 2016
           
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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