Mangalore: Feast of Mount Carmel Celebrated at
Infant Jesus Shrine
The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, popularly
known as the Feast of the Scapular (Benthin) was
celebrated at the Infant Jesus Shrine,
Bikarnakatte on Sunday, July 15th along with
Secular Carmelites and the faithful.
Throughout the day there were four masses
including the Solemn festal Mass at 5.30pm.
During all the masses the Holy Scapular, the
symbol of Our Lady’s protection, was
In preparation for the feast, there were novena
which began on July 6th, with a reflection each
day on the different Mysteries of Rosary, which
reflected the interior life of Mary. The priests
and religious were invited from Mangalore
diocese to share in the celebration.
Fr. Andrew Leo D’ Souza, the Parish Priest of
St. Lawrence Church, Bondel presided over the
festal Mass. Fr. Alwyn Siquira, OCD preached
Homily on the theme, ‘Mary- the model of
Contemplation and Best of Mystics.’ Fr. Wilfred
Rodrigues, the superior, thanked all the
benefactors and volunteers, who are at the
service of Carmelites at Carmel hill throughout
the year. The devotees came in large numbers
throughout the day and received the immense
blessings of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.