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Annual Day celebration at Ryshivana

November 23, 2022

Mangaluru: Ryshivana An Institute for Inner Silence and Contemplation located in Ranipura run by the Carmelite Fathers celebrated its annual Day on 22 November 2022. This event coincided with the Plenary Assembly of the Karnataka Goa Province of the Carmelite Fathers.

The Solemn Euchrist was celebrated in the morning at 7.00  by very Rev Fr George Santhumayor, the Provincial. Fr John Sequeira preached a touching Homily. The participants of the Annual Certificate Course conducted a very meaningful liturgy. In the evening, at 7.00, there was a stage program, where the former Directors of Ryshivana, Mr VL Rego then Pioneer,  Fr Gregory D’Souza, (who is the Founder) Fr John Sequeira, Fr Pius James, Fr Alfred Menezes and the present Director Fr Archibald Gonsalves were felicitated by the Provincial and the Councilors.

Fr Wilfred Rodrigues presented a beautiful profile of each one of them. The event was further solemnized by the Silver jubilee of Fr Lancy Mendoca and the birthday of Fr Joe Tauro. The participants staged a colorful program that included, Qawali, songs, dance and a skit on Mirroring Christ. The Director Fr Archie thanked one and all for their continued support and congratulated the participants of the 15th batch of Spiritual Renewal Course that includes both priests and Nuns. Hundreds of priests, nuns and lay people flock to Ryshivana for a God experience. Thanks to Fr John Lobo the gardens of Ryshivana are a rare sight to behold… St. Mariam Bouardy, is the Patron of Ryshivana, intercede for all those coming to Ryshivana for a spiritual experience. Anyone desiring peace and harmony come and enjoy the serene atmosphere, Carmelite hospitality and the rich prayer experience.