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Seventh day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health Minor Basilica, Harihara

September 6, 2023

Davanagere, Harihara, September 5, 2023: The seventh day’s Novena at Our Lady of Health, Minor Basilica, Harihara, Davanagere District, Diocese of Shimoga, began at 5:30 p.m. with flag hoisting done at “Darshana Degula” (Apparition Place) Chapel by Shri. Harish, MLA of Harihara constituency.

Then there were Rosary and floral homages to Harihara Matha. Then the Basilica Rector & Parish Priest Rev. Fr George K. A., led the Novena.

At 6:30 p.m., Rev. Fr Anthony Nazareth, Parish Priest of St. Thomas Church, Davanagere, offered the Holy Eucharist. He preached his homily on the theme: “Mother Mary is a model for the upbringing of children in the family”. 

In his homily, he explained the role of parents in the upbringing of the children in the family. Mother Mary is the perfect role model in upbringing of our children. The role she played as the Mother of Jesus is really praiseworthy. She knew the plan of God. But didn’t know how it would take place. She walked in faith and never compromised the values of life. Her prayer life and faith influenced many around her.

Rev. Fr George K. A., Rev. Fr Venil D’Silva, Rev. Fr Richard SJ, and Rev. Fr Shanthraj SJ concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. 

After the Mass, Rev. Fr Anthony Nazareth led the benediction, and priests prayed over the pilgrims.

Rector of the Minor Basilica, Rev. Fr George K. A., thanked Rev. Fr Anthony Nazareth.

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