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    Welcome to Carmelite Monastery, Margao, Goa   

MASSES AT THE CARMELITE MONASTERY

We, the Carmelite Friars are happy to announce, that we will resume the celebration of Holy Mass for the faithful in our Monastery Church at Aquem, Margao from the 12th of December, 2020.
Week Days :
There will be two masses daily (weekdays):  6.15 a.m. (in English) / 6.00 p.m. (in Konkani)
Sundays :
Kindly note that there is a change in the schedule of Masses on Sundays. From 10th of January 2020, we will be having:
Konkani Mass at 7.00 am / English Mass at 10.00 am

We can accommodate up to 100 people.
(Except up to 150 people on Sunday for the 10.00 am Mass). Those who wish to participate have to read the instructions and register for a particular Mass.
70 people can register online (our website is: www.carmelgoa.com) and 30 others by phone (for those who don't have internet facility). The latter can call our parlour and register with Miss Austrid (Landline: 2735052) during office hours only.
Your feedback is always welcome, in order to make the registration easier. We will try our best to reach out to your spiritual needs and any suggestions in this regard can be sent to: margaocarmel@gmail.com
In case you have no access to the internet then you could call the Superior of the Monastery (Mobile: 8050573532).
Extending to you a warm welcome to our Monastery and counting on your support,

Fr. Silvestre DíSouza OCD
Superior

 

       

 

GOA REGIONAL GATHERING
The second regional gathering of the triennium (Margao, Mapusa, Xellim, Londa and Honnavar communities) was held at Mount Carmel Hostel, Ramnagar on 8th of March, 2021. In all, 21 friars attended.

The day began with a prayer service led by Br. Pranay Pereira and two input sessions. Fr. Silvestre DíSouza, offered a few reflections on St Joseph and briefly introduced the Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis: Patris Corde. Fr. Jeevan Tauro presented the texts and insights of St Teresa of Avila, regarding the saint. This was followed by sharing of ideas on how this year could be celebrated meaningfully at the personal and community level. Each community was also given an opportunity to give an update on their life and activities.

Fr. Joe Tauro, presided over the eucharist and Fr. Ivo Dias broke the Word of God. All friars joined once again before lunch, to felicitate Fr Joe Tauro who is celebrating his golden jubilee and Fr. Silvestre DíSouza who is completing 50 years of life. Fr. Ronald DíSouza highlighted the similarities and contributions of the two friars.


SECULAR CARMEL CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS
St. Therese of the Child Jesus OCDS community, gathered on Sunday, 20th of December 2020, at Lar de Sta. Terezinha for a homely celebration of Christmas. It began with the recitation of the evening prayer. Mrs. Effie Viegas was the compere for the evening. All the members took part in a march past, which was a warm up exercise. Carols were sung by three different groups. Then there was the exchange of gifts to the Christmas friend who was assigned to each member for special prayers during the Advent season. The Spiritual Assistant, Fr. Silvestre D'Souza, delivered the Christmas message exhorting all to put 'CHRIST' back into Christmas and make him the focus of our celebrations. After a group photo, time was spent in fellowship and all enjoyed the Christmas delicacies which were shared.


THE FRIARS OF GOA REGION celebrate the solemnity of ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
The Goa region, comprising the communities of Mapusa, Xellim, Londa, Matadakeri and Margao came together to celebrate the feast of St John of the Cross at Carmelite Monastery, Margao on 14th of December, 2020. There was a recollection in the morning up to noon. Fr Kennet Teles, the director of the Family Service Centre, shared his insights to make our preparation for Christmas more meaningful and fruitful. Confessions followed. Fr. Ronald S. DíSouza, the Silver Jubilarian was the main celebrant at the Solemn Mass, during which three regents (Brs. Pranay Pereira, Elston Monteiro and Bala Praveen), renewed their profession.


 

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