Mangaluru: New chapel at St Anne's Friary to be inaugurated on Feb 17

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (RJP)

Mangaluru, Feb 11: The inauguration and blessing of the newly constructed chapel at St Anne's friary will be held on Tuesday, February 17 at 10 am.

Fr Dolphy Joseph Pais, provincial minister of Capuchins in Karnataka province will inuagurate the chapel. Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, the bishop of Mangaluru will bless the chapel and preside over the Eucharistic mass. Inauguration of the grotto and mini hall will also be done on the occasion.

Design of new chapel

St Antony's shrine

Old Chapel

Divine Mercy Centre

Fr Cyprian D'Souza, Superior, St Anne's Friary

St Anne’s Friary on Jail road, a house of prayer of the Franciscan Capuchin Friars, has been a landmark in Mangaluru city for the past 85 years. Over the years it has touched the lives of people from different walks of life.

The old chapel at the friary which had to be replaced with new chapel now, will become a place of tranquility for thousands of devotees.

The place where the friary stands presently was gifted to the friars by George Lobo, a retired jailor in memory of his deceased wife, Annie Lobo in 1936. Hence the friary was named after St Anne. Earlier the Friary used only as a residence and center for Franciscan gatherings is a giant institution now.

Padre Pio

The friary has many initiatives to its credit including Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), Konkani Natak Sabha, Don Bosco hall, 'Sevak' Konkani monthly magazine and Assisi Press.

St Antony’s Shrine which stands in front of the chapel, St Pio shrine and Divine Mercy Centre are the places inside St Anne's friary premises which attract people from all religions every day. Divine Mercy Centre where more than a thousand devotees gather on every Friday, is called as a place of miracles.

Fr Cyprian Peter D'Souza, the Superior of St Anne's Friary and his team of friars have invited all the devotees and donors for the blessing of the chapel.


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  • Antony Pereira, Bejai, Mangalore.

    Mon, Feb 16 2015

    Hearty congratulations to Rev.Fr.Peter Cyprian D'Souza, Superior & and to all the Capuchin Friars of St. Ann's Friary & from other places. May God bless you & all those who have contributed & worked hard to build this beautiful chapel.

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  • Fr. Francis furtado, Brahmaver/Uganda

    Mon, Feb 16 2015

    Dear Rev. Fr. Peter Cyprian and community,
    Congratulations dear brothers on the occasion of the inauguration and blessing of the New Chapelof St. Anne's Mangaluru. May the spirit of simplicity and minority of the capuchin friars in its originality remain as your identity and bring people closer to God in and through your availability. May God bless you plentifully.

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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavara/Bajjodi/Mumbai/Doha Qatar

    Fri, Feb 13 2015

    Congratulations to Dear Fr. Peter Cyprian., Superior St. Anne's Friary Mangalore . Great architecture of the building May People get spiritual blessings in this new chapel by experiencing God , spiritual well-being for all people. Wish Fr. Cyprian & the Faithfull all the best. May God bless.

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  • Oswald Fernandes, Bendur / Dubai

    Fri, Feb 13 2015

    We are privileged.
    May God bless all those who contributed. May Saint Padre Piu intercede for all of us. St. Anthony who is welcoming us may continue to protect and bless all the faithful walking into this shrine.
    Good work and we love you fathers.

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  • Mark Denis Dsouza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Dear Fr.Cyprian,congratulate you and all the Capuchin Priest for the New Chapel,your efforts and good intentions will benefit faithful for the spiritual rites and potential priest.God bless you and good luck.
    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Congratulation to all the Capuchin brothers. With your dedicated hard word, commitment, u have touched many lives.

    Our best wishes are always with you.

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  • Sebastian - , Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Happy to see this newly built chapel by Fr. Cyprian. This chapel reminds me of fond memories of Assisi House. For four years we have been visiting this chapel for daily mass.

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  • jeevan, kundapur

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    old church design was good!! new design is bad!!!!!

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  • Fr. J. B. Sequeira, Capuchin, Venafro, Italy

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Hearty congratulations to Fr. Peter Cyprian, the superior, and to all the Capuchin Friars of St. Ann's Friary and of Karnataka Province. With this new temple of God's worship, may our St. Ann's Friary continue to be a more animating source of spiritual well-being for all people.

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  • RP, Mlore

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Congratulations to the Capuchin Brothers.

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  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg, Germany

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    What a good news to learn. The chapel at St Anne´s friary will be a place for the faithful. Especially today chapels are important. Meditation, prayers, worship, study the Bible, attending Holy mass give the faithful certainty, joy, happiness, strength and a meaning of life. Yes, faith strengthens people in a special way. I know lots of people who have difficulties to cope with a rapid changing environment. Changes in their jobs, relationships, a changing technology that has an enormous impact on our cultures, perceptions, traditions and values. The consequences are visible, addiction to drugs etc.
    For human beings who believe in God, chapels, churches are places to meditate and even to think about their lives, sometimes to figure out what shall be changed in personal life to be happier and seeing the needs of others.
    A strong personal faith is a blessing for people. It helps to cope better with difficult situations in life. Friends of mine found certainty in Buddhism or yoga or meditation.
    I am sure the new constructed chapel will cintinue to touch the lives of people from different walks of life. May more and more people pray and worship or attending Holy mass at the chapel and leave the place with certainty and joy.

    Best regards

    Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg, Germany


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  • Joyce Rego, Bajpe / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Congratulations! Fr. Cyprian and the team!

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  • Fr. John Fernandes, Cap, Loreto/Farangipet

    Thu, Feb 12 2015

    Congratulations dear Capuchin Brothers. May this Chapel attract many people towards the Lord

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