Mangalore, Oct 22, 2014: It was a historic day not only for Carmel Hill but for the entire Province as 6 of the Secular Carmel members made their Solemn Promises in the hands of V. Rev. Fr. George Santhumayor, OCD, Vicar Provincial on Thursday, 16th October 2014 at Infant Jesus Shrine during the Thursday Mass.
During the solemn celebration the members recited their promises in the presence of the Vicar Provincial, vowing to live the Teresian spirituality in evangelical perfection in the spirit of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience and through the beatitudes.
Fr. George presented a cross as a taken of acceptance and appreciation. Later a fraternal meal was shared in the refectory after each member was congratulated by offering a flower bouquet. Fathers from the Mangalore region as well as OCDS members joined for the celebration.
In this regard we appreciate the hard efforts put by Fr. Deep Fernandes, the delegate-Provincial for the OCDS and also the local spiritual director of the Community.
Six members of who committed solemnly to be part of the Carmelite family are:
Jane F Sequeira, Jacintha Mascarenhas, HelenD’Souza, Celestine Crasta, Cicilia D’Souza and Benedicta D’Souza