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    Welcome to Carmelite Monastery, Margao, Goa   

RESUMPTION OF LITURGICAL SERVICES (Carmelite Monastery, Margao - Goa)

There is a slight improvement in the ongoing pandemic and so we are happy to welcome you back to the Church for Prayer and Worship from Monday, 23rd of August, 2021. However, please take personal responsibility for your safety.
The maximum capacity for the present will be 75 people and you are requested to register your names in advance. Of these 60 can register online (www.carmelgoa.com) and the remaining 15 by calling our parlour during office hours (Tel: 2735052).

The Masses will be as follows:
Weekdays: 6.15 am (English) and 6.00 pm (Konkani) : Sundays: 7.00 am (Konkani); 9.00 am (English); 11.00 am (English)
Since the situation is not fully clear, we caution you to take all precautions and also follow the instructions given by the volunteers (ushers).


 

       

 

OCDS at Margao: Marching ahead!
The members of St Therese of the Child Jesus OCDS community, joined in celebration on 29th of August 2021, along with their spiritual assistant, Fr. Silvestre D'Souza OCD. It was the day of the first official elections of their Local Council and the vestition ceremony. Before the mass at Lar de Santa Terezinha Chapel Margao, Goa, there was adoration for half an hour, when all gazed in silence at the Eucharistic Lord, begging him to touch each one. Fr. Deep Fernandes, the Delegate Provincial presided over the mass and delivered a meaningful homily based on the readings of the day, inviting the members to let God move from their lips, to their heart.

 

New Office Bearers of St Therese of the Child Jesus OCDS Community, Margao
Fr. Deep Fernandes, Delegate Provincial of the Secular Carmel presided over the first official elections of the Local Council on 29th of August, 2021. This community was formed two years ago "ad experimentum," with its base at Lar de Sta. Terezinha, Margao. Frs. Silvestre D'Souza and Jeevan Tauro, the two spiritual assistants, were also present on the occasion.


New Local Council for Our Lady of Mount Carmel OCDS Community, Margao
The triennial elections for the community with its base at Carmelite, Monastery, Margao, were held on 29th of August, 2021. Fr. Deep Fernandes presided and after the process according to the Provincial Statutes was completed

 

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. Silvestre D'Souza


Fr. Ronald D'Souza


Fr. Jossey Rodrigues


Fr. Fantino Pereira


Fr. Anil Veigas


Fr. Jeevan Tauro


Br. Malvino