Golden jubilee of religious profession celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine Bikarnakatte
Mangaluru: 50 years religious profession jubilee was celebrated at Infant Jesus Shrine. Rev. Fr. Charles Serrao OCD, Rev. Fr. Joe Tauro, Rev. Fr. Jossy Rodrigues OCD committed themselves with three vows( Chastity, Poverty and Obedience) to the Lord in Kerala.
It was a moment of joy and God’s blessings over five long deceds. Fr. Serrao, who hailed from Siddhakatte had glorious years of service as Definator General of Carmelite Order for 12 years, provincial for 6 years, rector of international seminary in Rome now resides in Mangalore as superior of St. Joseph’s monastery in Mangalore.
Fr. Tauro hails from Bondel. He was rector of international seminary in Rome, provincial superior of the province for six years. He has served in various capacities to the order and the church.
Fr. Jossy hails from Kulshekar. He has served the province since the beginning of the province as formator, superior, novice master in the province. At present he resides in Carmelita monastery Madgoa. Due to illness he couldn’t join the celebration.
There were morethan 50 priests, religious and laity gathered for the mass. Fr. Charles was main celebrant and fr. Joe Tauro broke the word during mass. Fr. Lawrence D’mello raised the toast. Fr. Pius James DSouza provincial and Rev. Fr. Johannes Gorantla Definator General graced the occasion. A short Yakshagana in Konkani, which is coastal tradition, was presented which drew all ears. It was prepared by Fr. Alwin Secquiera and presented by Asha Deepa minor Seminary students from Madanthyar, The program was compeered by Rev. Fr. Wilferd Rodrigus.
Photos by: Stanley Bantwal