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Mangalore: Archbishop of Delhi Inaugurates ‘Luciana’, Home for Senior Citizens


Mangalore: Archbishop of Delhi Inaugurates ‘Luciana’, Home for Senior Citizens 
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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (RD/VA)
 

Mangalore, May 20: ‘Luciana’, a home for senior citizens was inaugurated by Dr Vincent Concesso, Archbishop of Delhi at Pilikula road, Vamanjoor here on Thursday May 20. 

Inauguration was followed by a mass at 11.am. Dr Vincent Concesso, the main celebrant of the mass in his message stressed the need for dedicated service and commitment in every human task. Giving the example of a mother who cooks for the entire family and feels happy about it, he said that each one of us should serve for others which will give us lot of satisfaction and joy. Every one of us should respect each other and their service, no matter how big or small it is, he added.

After delivering a thought-provoking message, the altar was blessed by archbishop. Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath, Fr Peter Noronha, Fr Walter D’Mello and Fr Cyprian D’Souza were the concelebrants of the mass. 







































Luciana has been the dream project of Vincent and Mabel Rodricks. Vincent is the son of Lucy and Bonaventure Rodrigues of Valencia parish and Mabel, the daughter of Carolina and Benjamin Goveas of Bendore parish.

A stage programme was held after the holy mass. Marissa Noronha compered the programme. Anne Goveas welcomed the gathering. Vincent and Mabel Rodricks were honoured by the Archbishop. 

A brief report about Luciana project was given by Ashok Prabhu. Luciana has 22 fully furnished rooms with attached bath. There is a chapel, recreation hall, fully equipped kitchen and dining room.  It also has back-up generator, solar heaters, computerized office, TV, video, 24 hours water supply from bore well and telephone among other facilities. Luciana also has Pilikula park and international golf course as its neighbours. 

Speaking on the occasion, Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath said that it was a great pleasure to have Dr Vincent Concesso among the gathering as he is one of the most influential and eminent figures in the country. Lauding the efforts of Mabel and Vincent Rodricks, he said that a home for senior citizen is one of the best ways of service. “Building huge monuments for the departed souls is no big deal but setting up a conducive homely environment for the people in nee is a real great work”, he added.

Luciana will be managed by the ‘Sisters of St Joseph of St Marc’ is an international missionary congregation and they have three such homes in India. Sr Geetha, provincial, Sisters of St Josephs of St Marc, said that it is mainly due to God’s blessings such a project was possible which will be of great help to many elderly citizens. She also lauded Vincent and Mabel Rodricks for their generosity.

Melissa Rodrigues, niece of Mabel and Vincent Rodricks addressed the gathering on behalf of them. She acknowledged each one who has strived to bring up the project. 

The project was planned, supervised and managed by Harold Goveas together with architect Neville D’Souza, contractor Rama Maistry, electrician and plumber Gerald Monteiro. All were felicitated on the occasion. 

For more information about Luciana one can contact:  

Mother Superior
Sisters of St Joseph
Palimar
Udupi district 
Telephone Number: 0820-2577222

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  • noel,linet,dale,dwayne, shj/bejai

    Mon, May 24 2010

    congratulations uncle vincy & aunty mable.wish you all the best.

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  • Arun & Lolita Noronha, Mangalore/USA

    Mon, May 24 2010

    Dear Mabel and Vincent,
    Your long planned dream has finally come to life. What a loving thought of giving back to the community. May God bless you both for your noble cause and generosity and to the many hands that built "LUCIANA".
    Finally hope for our seniors!!.
    Arun & Lolita Noronha - Mangalore/USA

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  • Michael & Flavia D'Souza, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, May 23 2010

    Dear Bulla & Vincy,
    Heartiest congratulations to both of you ! What an exemplary couple you are and what a great and noble cause you have successfully undertaken. May God Bless you for your efforts and we wish all the residents find peace, joy, love and care here at 'Luciana'.
    with love,
    Micky, Flavy & children

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  • Sandra Crasta, Milagress

    Sun, May 23 2010

    Congratulations Bulla and Vincy. May almighty bless you abundantly for your good work.
    Sandra & Jerry

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  • Stany & Maisy D,souza, Mangalore Urva

    Sat, May 22 2010

    Dear Mabel & Vincy,
    Hearty Congratulations on your great achievement in establishing a home' Luciana'for the senior citizens.
    May God shower his Blessings on you for this grand work.
    May Luciana bring Joy & comfort to the lonely Seniors.
    Stany & Maisy

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  • Inez and Ned D'cunha, Abu Dhabi

    Sat, May 22 2010

    Dearest Aunty Mabel and Uncle Vincy
    Hearty congratulations on the inauguration of ‘Luciana’. You both have made a remarkably generous contribution to the Mangalorean community by providing this beautiful and comfortable facility for senior citizens. A great act of service indeed! May the Lord shower his abundant blessings on you both. Love and best wishes from, Ned, Inez, Deann, Mike and Gina.

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  • Stany & Maisy D,souza, Mangalore Urva

    Sat, May 22 2010

    Dear Mabel & Vincy,
    Hearty Congratulations on your great achievement in establishing a home' Luciana'for the senior citizens.
    May God shower his Blessings on you for this grand work.
    May Luciana bring Joy & comfort to the lonely Seniors.
    Stany & Maisy

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  • Rashmi Rodricks, Bangalore

    Sat, May 22 2010

    Dear Vincy uncle and Mable aunty,
    Congratulations on the inaugration of your dream project "Luciana". May God shower his choicest blessings on both of you for your noble deed.
    Best wishes-Rashmi, Sumesh and Siddanth.

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  • Jovita D'Souza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Dearest Uncle Vincy & aunty Mable,

    Congratulations on fulfilling your dream project “LUCIANNA”, for the Senior citizens. May the Almighty Lord bless you both, along with the Sisters, and the supporting staff abundantly with his choicest blessings who have come forward to render their noble services.
    Best Wishes – Jovita, Wilfy, Renita & Nikita – Kuwait/Mangalore

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  • Bruno pereira, Dubai/Mangalore

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Serving the masses is a noble gesture and by "Luciana" a novel way of helping the Senior citizens!!!!!
    may the almighty give u both the strength and the guidance to carry on the good work
    Congratulations uncle & aunt for the good job done
    Danny,Aby,Clemmy&Bruno

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  • Jovita D'Souza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Dearest Uncle Vincy & aunty Mable,

    Congratulations on fulfilling your dream project “LUCIANNA”, for the Senior citizens. May the Almighty Lord bless you both, along with the Sisters, and the supporting staff abundantly with his choicest blessings who have come forward to render their noble services.
    Best Wishes – Jovita, Wilfy, Renita & Nikita – Kuwait/Mangalore

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  • Anthony C Lobo, Canada

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Hi Austin,
    this is Anthony Lobo. I am the son of Austin Mark Lobo From Santacruz, Mumbai. If you recollect please do email me. We will pick up from there.

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  • owen concessao, mangalore/dubai

    Fri, May 21 2010

    congratulations on your great charitable act. May u have many more followers.
    Owen,Anita,Amanda,Oswin and Mrs. Mendoza.

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  • JOYCE DSOUZA, MANGALORE/BANGALORE

    Fri, May 21 2010

    DEAR UNCLE VINCY AND AUNT MABLE.
    CONGRADULATIONS FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL PROJECT LUCIANA. WE ARE PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOU ALL FOR THIS NOBLE CAUSE. MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU'LL ABAUNDTLY.

    FROM :JOYCE FREDDY AND ANISHA

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  • Matilda D' Souza, Belthangady,now in Dubai

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Dear Bulla and Vincent,

    Wonderful job, Congratulations. May the Good Lord bless you both abundantly.

    Love
    Matty

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  • simon madtha, bajpe / bahrain

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Congratulations to Luciana mentons vincent and mable. God will shower his everlasting blessings on you and your family. Nice to see my classmate Mr. G. A. PAI. Simon madtha

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  • Oswald, bendur Parish

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Hi Mable & Vincent, This is Ophelia's Dad Congratulating both of you on behalf of my wife Treeza & the entire Pais family.Your dream has come true & the rewards from heaven will come down on both of you for the wonderful work done for the elderly people.We are proud of you & i am sure many will follow this work in the coming years.You both have given an extraodinary example to the society. May God bless both you for the wonderful Monument you have constructed in memory of your parents.Once again many congratulations.
    Osey & Treeza Pais

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  • RUPERT AND FLY, DUBAI

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Dear Uncle Vincy and Aunty Mabel,
    Congrats!!!! Indeed a wonderful and a noble achievement and we are all so proud.This would pave a path for others to follow.

    From
    Rupert,Janet,Janice and Royston
    (Dubai)

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  • Jovita D'Souza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Fri, May 21 2010

    Dearest Uncle Vincy & aunty Mable,

    Congratulations on fulfilling your dream project “LUCIANNA”, for the Senior citizens. May the Almighty Lord bless you both, along with the Sisters, and the supporting staff abundantly with his choicest blessings who have come forward to render their noble services.
    Best Wishes – Jovita, Wilfy, Renita & Nikita – Kuwait/Mangalore

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  • Nishita, Doha

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congrats Uncle Vincy and Aunty Mabel and All the Best to you both. Wishes from Nishita, Ronak and Abigail

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  • Arthur, Saritha & Andrea, Mangalore / Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congratulations and wish you all the the very best. May god bless both of you abundantly for this noble cause.

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  • Aaron, Charlotte, Neil, Clea and Andrea, Toronto/Valencia, Mangalore

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dear Uncle Vincy and Aunty Mabel, Congratulations and Best Wishes on fulfilling your dream of building 'Luciana' a home for Aged. May Almighty God shower his choicest blessings upon you both. May joy and happiness be with you always.
    Best wishes, Aaron, Charlotte, Neil, Clea and Andrea

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  • Alwyn Pinto, Derebail / Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dear Vincent & Mabel,
    Congratulations for the completion of your dream project "LUCIANA" Home for senior citizens. Wish you all the best.
    Alwyn, Prescy & Magna
    Derebail / Dubai

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  • Gladys Rego, Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congratulations Vincent & Mabel Rodricks on the inauguration of Luciana Home for Senior Citizens.

    May the good lord bless you abundantly.
    Love and best wishes
    Gladys Rego

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  • Fr.Cyprian Capuchin, mangalore

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congratulations!To Mr.Vincent and Mrs. Mable.It is indeed a great idea and great contribution to the Society. May the good Lord shower on them the choicest blessings and graces to them and inspire many of our well placed persons to come out with creative ideas to give back to the society and work for make thiis place better place to live in.

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  • Rohini , Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dear Uncle Vincent & Aunty Mabel Rodricks, Congratulations on this beautiful project. LUCIANA home is indeed a very nobel cause and we pray for the successful running of the home. We all support the cause and appreciate the gesture.
    love and best regards
    Austin , Rohini & Roxanne D'Costa

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore - U.S.A.

    Thu, May 20 2010

    A good Senior Citizens' Home is the need of the day and I am extremely happy that Vincent and Mabel who had deliberated on the project have ensured that their dream has come true. I hope and wish that Mangaloreans will support this worthy cause.

    Kudos to you Vincent and Mabel. Generations will remember your venture and I am sure senior citizens will be happy in the congenial surroundings.

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Rajesh Sequeira, Cordel, Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Vincent and Mable great job to our senior citizens may god bless you in abudance

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  • Stan Ageira, Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Vincent & Mabel Rogdricks have set an example and their action speaks louder than words. We congratulate and wish them all the best - Stan, Yvonne, Sean & Elton

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  • Christopher Madtha, Dubai - U.A.E

    Thu, May 20 2010

    O heavenly Father, Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to bless and sanctify this house and all who dwell therein and everything else in it, and do Thou vouchsafe to fill it with all good things grant to them, O Lord, the abundance of heavenly blessings and from the richness of the earth every substance necessary for life, and finally direct their desires to the fruits of Thy mercy. At our entrance, therefore, deign to bless and sanctify this house as Thou didst deign to bless the house of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob and may the angels of Thy light, dwelling within the walk of this house, protect it and those who dwell therein. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. - CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES.

    Kevin,Christopher,John,Yashraj,Hycinth,
    Farzuk,Azeem,Laxman,Suresh,Mervyn,Noel,
    Rohan,Ravi,Cyril,Rakesh,Sayed,Rathan,
    Prashanth,Sudhir,Prakash,
    Wilson,Saif,Santhosh,Kishore,Nayaz,
    Lloyd Mohammed, Hamid, Sadiq,
    Karim along with family,Friends and Well Wishers -
    DUBAI,SHARJAH & ABUDHABI - U.A.E

     

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  • From Austin Concessao nd fly, Mangalore

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congrtulations to Vincent and Mabel on their dream project!!!
    It was a success
    May the Almighty God shower his choicest blessings on you!!!!
    All the best!!!

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  • Claude & Maisie Rodrigues, Valencia,Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dear Vincy & Mabel
    Hearty Congratulations on fulfilling your dream project 'Luciana-Home for Senior citizens' .May Almighty God shower his blessings upon you and give you both good health and prosperity.
    Best Wishes-Claude,Maisie,Melissa & Colin
    Venezia,Valencia

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  • Santhosh Bhandary, surathkal/Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Surely this is the need of the hour and a very very practical thought put into action by Vincent and Mabel Rodricks. Mangalore has become a model for other cities to follow. I am sure this would be a great relief to many senior citizens and hope many deserving will be benefited by this. Congratulations to all concerned and responsible for this project.

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  • Roney & Aboline D'Cunha, Koppa - Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dearest Vincent & Mabel,
    hearty congratulations for making your long dreamt dream come true with the blessing of 'Luciana' a home for the senior citizens in M'lore. May the Almighty bless you both for your noble deed and also the Managing Sisters, the supporting staff and the inmates. May this place be, an out of this world experience for all the inmates.

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  • Premila Concessao, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Dear Aunty Mable and Uncle Vincy,
    Congratulations!! we are proud to be associated with you all for this noble cause, may the good lord bless you'll abaundtly.
    From Premila/Hycinth /Baby Sarah - Dubai

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  • CHRISTOPHER DSOUZA, Bendur, Mangalore

    Thu, May 20 2010

    Congratulation to Vincent & Mabel
    for fulfiling your dreams of of "LUCIANA" project, Home for Senior Citizen.
    Wishing you all the best from Christy,Christine, Callen & Christabel

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  • Jagga Thomas, Benjanpadav

    Thu, May 20 2010

    God bless this couple , They done a great job , My heartfelt wishes to them ,May god give then good health , wish them good luck
    Good work great job
    Thomas J Fernandes
    benjanpadav, Fr Mullers

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