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    Welcome to Carmelite Monastery, Margao, Goa   

Dear friends,

Taking into consideration the rising number of cases in Goa, and the overall situation due to the pandemic, we have decided to suspend all public religious services in our church from Friday, 23rd of April, 2021.
It was not an easy decision to take, but we are sure you will understand the reasons behind it. Let us pray for God's intervention, so that this dark phase may be behind us at the earliest.
We shall keep in touch with you and we eagerly look forward to welcome you back at the monastery very soon.

Stay safe and take care of yourself and your families. We accompany you with our prayers.

Yours in the Risen Lord,

Fr. Silvestre D'Souza OCD
Superior

 

       

 

We deeply mourn the sudden demise of BR. MORGAN ATAIDE (hailing from Mapusa, Goa). He was a Carmelite for 33 years and served in India and Israel. For many years he was a member of our community at Margao Monastery.

He breathed his last on 4th of May, 2021 at the age of 60. Due to Covid restrictions, the funeral mass was held at Mapusa monastery with only his close relatives in attendance. The burial took place at Margao Monastery on the same day.

While thanking God for the gift and life of Br. Morgan, we request you to pray for the repose of his soul.




DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY CELEBRATED AT MARGAO, GOA
The Carmelite Fathers in Goa have been entrusted with the promotion of Divine Mercy since the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2015. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, the former superior of Margao Monastery, took up this task in right earnest and with the help of Br. Malvino Alphonso managed to form 136 groups in parishes. Due to the pandemic this year, only a few representatives from surrounding parishes were invited for the annual feast on 11th of April, presided over by Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrao, the Archbishop-Patriarch of Goa and Daman. It was telecast live on CCR TV. We hope to continue with the catechetical formation of the groups and a book on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy is on the anvil.

 

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 D'Souza, 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 D'Souza who is completing 50 years of life. Fr. Ronald D'Souza highlighted the similarities and contributions of the two friars.


 

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