Mount Carmel feast celebrated in
BENGALURU: The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with
great devotion and fervor at Sadbhavana, the Carmelite Provincialate at
Rajajinangar - Bengaluru.
The Holy Eucharist was presided over by Rev. Fr. Stifan Perera, OCD
Director of Dhyanavana Publications. In his festal homily he invited the
devotees to fight the spiritual fight with the help of the Scapular
which is a sign of Mary’s maternal protection and intercession. “As our
earthly mothers make great sacrifice in providing us with clothing which
gives us identity, protection and respect, so too our Heavenly Mother
has clothed us with her Scapular.” He invited us to wear it with
devotion and inculcate her virtues in life. “It’s not enough that we
wear the scapular, we need to adorn our life with her virtues,” he said.
The celebration was attended by many devotees in and around Bengaluru.
Rev. Fr. Johannes Gorantla, Definitor General of the Carmelites, Rev.
Fr. Dolphy Pais, OFC Cap, Provincial Superior of the Capuchins, Rev. Fr.
Charles Serrao, Provincial Superior of the Carmelites and many other
priests concelebrated at the Eucharist.
Carmel Kutam, a lay association handed over scholarship to the needy
children and scapulars were distributed after the Eucharist. Sumptuous
meal was served to enhance the festal joy.