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Feast in honour of Relic of St Anthony, Feb 6 to 15, set to commence at Milagres today

Feast in honour of Relic of St Anthony, Feb 6 to 15, set to commence at Milagres today


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Feb 6, 2017: At a media meet it was announced that  St Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu will be celebrating the feast in honour of Relic of its Patron St Anthony on 15-02- 2017. Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza the Bishop of Mangalore will be offering the main Eucharist Celebration at Milagres Church grounds at 6 pm along with a large number of priests.


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A nine days novena will be held in preparation for the feast starting from 6 th February. A decorated vehicle will carry St Anthony’s Statue from St  Anthony’s Ashram, Jeppu at 4.30 pm and reach Milagres Church via  Kankanady- Falnir in procession. There after Fr Walter D’Mello the Associate  Judicial Vicar of Mangalore Diocese will hoist St Anthony’s flag at 5.45 pm at   St Anthony’s Shrine Milagres followed by Holy Mass and novena.  Special prayers will be conducted for different groups on nine days of the   novena devotion. Msgr Felix Noronha the Vicar General of Shimoga Diocese  and a well known singer will celebrate mass in Kannada on 14 th February. Well  known priests from different Dioceses including priests from popular shrines   like Our Lady of Health, Harihara and St Theresa Shrine, Mahe will also   celebrate Holy Eucharist and preach during the novena days. Thousands of  people are expected to participate in the novena devotion and specially on the
feast day.

Fr Onil D’Souza,the director; Fr Francis D’Souza, the administrator, Fr Peter  Gonsalves the Asst director and Mr Vincent Mascarenhas the media convener  were present at the media meet.

’Mangalore Today’ monthly magazine plans to include a detailed  special feature in it’s February 2017 issue to be relesed this week.

Recap on the significance :  St Anthony was born in 1195 in Lisbon of Portugal. He served as priest in  France and Italy. He lived a short life of 36 years. But during this short life of   36 years he performed number of miracles because of which he is known as  Saint of thirteen miracles. It is now almost 800 years since he died. But his   tongue and vocal chords are still fresh without corruption. They are preserved in   St Anthony’s Basilica at Padua in Italy. It is believed that it is a miracle God  had done for him for the number of miracles he performed to help people to  redeem from their difficulties. It is in honour of this Relic feast is being
celebrated on 15 th February.


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Praffula Suresh, Barkur Mon, February-6-2017, 2:01
Lord’s blessings is very important before we give start to anything
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