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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).




Fr. Definitor and Fr. Provincial are felicitated at Goa!
The five communities from Goa region (Mapusa, Xellim, Matadakeri, Londa and Margao) were scheduled to have their regular gathering in the month. Since the newly elected Definitor, Fr. Pius James DíSouza and the newly appointed Provincial, Fr. George Santhumayor, were to visit the region, it was decided to have a joint felicitation on 11th of November, 2021 at Margao.
It began with the recitation of the vespers and special prayers. Fr. Silvestre DíSouza, the Superior of Margao monastery was the compere for the programme. After the welcome extended by Fr. Ronald DíSouza, Frs. Joachim Rodrigues and Ivo Dias highlighted the sterling qualities of the Definitor and Provincial, respectively, and assured them of our support in discharging their onerous responsibilities. Frs. Alvito Fernandes and Juze DíSouza offered flowers, while the postulants sang a wishing song, specially composed for the occasion. The Definitor and Provincial shared the sentiments of their heart and how they never expected these turn of events. Now that they have accepted the offices, they promised to give their all and serve the province in the best ways possible.

A few glimpses of the life and activities of our community:
1) Rosary:
October is a month set apart for Rosary. Our community took part in praying the Rosary, the whole month.
2) Solemnity of St. Therese of the Child Jesus:
We took part in conducting the Triduum in preparation for the Feast day on 1st of October.
On the feast Day two masses were celebrated, in which both OCDS communities at Margao took part in organizing the Liturgy. After the evening mass there was fellowship.
3) Nation wide Rosary (10th of October):
On the 10th of October, after Fraternity Meeting our community participated in Nationwide recitation of the Rosary Ė praying for our country, which was organized by the Carmelite Monastery.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus OCDS Community, Margao: ďCome and SeeĒ
On 19th of September, 2021 the St. Therese of the Child Jesus OCDS Community based at Lar de Sta Terezinha, Margao Goa, were delighted to welcome 12 candidates for the ďCome and SeeĒ program. Fr. Jeevan Tauro OCD represented the Spiritual Assistant Fr. Silvestre D'Souza OCD who was away in Mysuru. The president, Mrs. Martha Pereira joyfully introduced the candidates to the community. The Director of Formation, Mrs. Beliza Antao and her Assistant, Mr. Roy Rodrigues briefed them about the life of the OCDS. During the Vespers all earnestly raised prayers to God for the 12 chosen ones. It concluded with the intonation of the "Salve Regina." Fr. Jeevan blessed the candidates and presented them with a rose and St. Therese's bookmark.


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. Silvestre D'Souza

Fr. Ronald D'Souza

Fr. Jossey Rodrigues

Fr. Fantino Pereira

Fr. Anil Veigas

Fr. Jeevan Tauro

Br. Malvino