Our Brother in Heaven
Br Maurice Anthony Fonseca breathed his last
on the 1st of August, 2019 at 11.45 pm in
Grace Cardiac Hospital, Margao after a
faithful life of 82 years in which 58 years
he lived as a professed religious.
The funeral mass was held on the 3rd of
August at the Carmelite Monastery, Margao,
at 3.00 pm. Archbishop of Goa and Daman,
Most Rev Filipe Neri Ferrao presided over
the Eucharistic celebration. 30 priests
concelebrated. Fr Theo Fernandes broke the
Word of God. Br Malvino Alfonso delivered
the eulogy followed by the words of
condolences by Fr Provincial, Charles Serrao.
Fr Archibald Gonsalves, Superior of the
Monastery proposed the vote of thanks. Fr
Definitor General, Johannes Gorantla,
blessed the body in the church. Then the
brothers of the monastery along with the
other friars of the province laid the body
to rest in the Carmelite Cemetery after last
rites presided over by Fr Provincial.