Mysore: Feast of St Antony celebrated at Dornahalli

Stanley Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mysore

Mysore, Jun 14: The annual feast of St Antony, Dornahalli, under the diocese of Mysore was celebrated on Thursday June 13, following a spiritual preparation of nine days of novena. The preparation began with the flag hoisting by Fr Cyril D’Souza, dean of Hunsur on Tuesday June 4.

As part of the spiritual preparation, from June 5 to June 12 Novena mass was held at 11 am and 5.30 pm on the theme ‘Let us grow in the light of word of god’, followed by procession and benediction. Msgr Felix Noronha, vicar general of Shimoga, Fr Balraj, parish priest of Kammanahalli, Bangalore, Fr Prashanna OCD, Fr Anthoni Swami, Divine Mercy Church, K R Nagar preached on the novena days.

On Tuesday June 11, special mass and adoration was offered by Dr Robert Michael Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga.

The pontifical festal mass was celebrated at 10 am by Fr Dr Thomas A Vazhaphilly, bishop of Mysore diocese and at 11.30 am, Fr Joseph Abraham from Bangalore Diocese offered mass in Tamil.

Bishop Thomas A Vazhaphilly in his homily asked people to live in faith and said we should help the poor and the needy people in the same way taught to us by the Jesus Christ.

Jesus came to this world mainly to serve people. He asked his apostles to go to various places to preach the kingdom of god and hence it is also our duty to keep faith in him and also help others, he said.

Lauding the St Antony's Church for helping in changing their needs into miracles, the Bishop asked people to lead a good life based on the principle of St Antony.

Thousands of people from different castes and creed gathered in large number to honour the saint. The devotees expressed gratitude for the favours bestowed on them and fulfilled their promises made to the saint.

Fr Gilbert D’Silva, rector along with the parishioners and sisters were the main persons behind celebrating the feast of the wonder worker in a pious manner.



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  • Mala, Gwalior Madhya Pradesh India

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    I suffered from spine infection in 2014 and my doctor suggested surgery bt my daughter was just 10 months n no one was there to feed her i had nothing except prayers. TO Great magic of my wonder worker today i am fine after 3 years without surgery. PRAISE TO U ST ANTHONY OF DORNAHALLI . PRAISE THE LORD.

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  • velan, Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 19 2015

    My god st anthony shrine i am really hope with my life pls kindly

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  • Nirmala, UAE

    Wed, Feb 25 2015

    it is one of my favorite place where i would like to go and spend time in the presence of st Anthony.

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  • rajshekar, bangalore

    Fri, Mar 7 2014

    i love st antony, as i am hindu ilove and i keep faith in god antony, and miracles happened in my life,

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  • Sukee, anagalli boddi kollegal

    Tue, Sep 3 2013


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  • mary antonnent, hyd

    Fri, Aug 2 2013

    I came to know abt this /churchplace recently,thanks for posting these pics...Waiting to visit the church and worship St.anthony...the great saint.

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  • Zeeshan, Kasargod/Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 17 2013

    St. Antony, the saint of lost and found Pray for us.

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Sun, Jun 16 2013

    Happy Feast to all.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Sun, Jun 16 2013

    Congratulation to one and all on the occasion of the feast of St. Anthony at Dornahalli. I was impressed about the new St. Anthony Church in Ras al Khaima (UAE) which was dedicated to the devotees recently. God bless everyone.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 15 2013

    Lot of people visit St.Antony's Church.Dornahalli near Mysore because of number of miracles happening in this place.Hope,this year too we will have good crowd to worship the miracle working saint.Thanq.

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  • Manohar, Mysore/ Abudhabi

    Sat, Jun 15 2013

    Thank you Daijiworld for uploading photographs and video.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Sat, Jun 15 2013

    I have visited St.Anthony's Church at Dornahalli quite a few times. It is quite an experience for those who have a devotion to this great Saint and I can say from my personal experience that St.Anthony has a very,very strong power of intercession with the Almighty. I want to thank him and the Almighty from the bottom of my heart for being there for me in troubled times in life.

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