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Mangalore: Fr Joe Tauro takes charge as rector of St Joseph Monastery


Fr Stephen Alwyn Pereira

Mangalore, Jun 6: It was a historic day at St Joseph's Monastery, Carmel Hill here as Fr Joe Tauro took charge as the rector of the Theologate and superior of Infant Jesus Shrine on Thursday June 5.

The community gathered in the Chapel to pray during which Fr Pius James D’Souza read the Word of God from St Paul’s Epistle and thanked God for the blessings showered in the last Triennium. Later he handed over the Community Chapter book and the key of the Tabernacle to Fr Joe Tauro, the new rector.

In his address to the community, Fr Joe, thanked the previous rector and the members for the leadership and guidance given to the community. "I have no ambitions whatsoever. Let us collectively live up to our vocation and radiate that joy to the local community," he said.

He invited every member of the community to be active builder of the ‘College of Christ’ after the example of St Teresa of Avila, our Mother. As the ceremony came to an end the gathering joined in singing the praises of Mother of Carmel – the Salve Regina.

Later in the refectory, Fr Pius J D’Souza read the patent of the new rector and wished all success in the new responsibility. Fr Gregory read the patents of the other community members and compered the programme.


About Fr Joe Tauro

Fr Joe Tauro, OCD was born in Bendore on November 20, 1953, and has been a Carmelite religious since March 19, 1971, and a Catholic priest since December 23, 1978.

Fr Joe has specialized in Bible at the Biblicum in Rome. He wrote a research paper under Fr Albert Vanhoye on Priesthood of Jesus in the letter to Hebrews: The ‘Merciful’ High priest; and since he has been involved in ministry and teaching of the Word of God. He has taught biblical exegesis in so many seminaries and continues teaching in some seminaries and institutes of formation; especially the Gospel of John and the Prophets and Wisdom literature. He has studied with qualification many ancient biblical languages such as Hebrew Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Arabic, Sanskrit and can easily use many modern languages both Indian and western, to a total of 20.

Fr Joe has been in the formation work at higher stages throughout his life as a priest in various capacities for the last 35 years both of men and women religious. He was involved in making of the first charter of priestly formation in India under the leadership of Bishop Peter Fernando. He was rector of our Carmelite major seminaries in India (Mysore and Mangalore) from 1985-93. He was then made rector and professor of Sacred Scripture at the International Carmelite theology seminary in Rome from 1993-99 Teresianum Annexe.

From 1999 - 2005 he was the Provincial Superior of the Carmelite western (Karnataka - Goa) province in India for two terms. Fr Joe was the director of Dhyanavana the Carmelite Institute of Formation for young women religious in Mysore, where each year some 100 religious and priests come for long term (diploma) and short term (certificate) programmes in spiritual renewal. He was also involved in guiding retreats to various sectors of Christian community especially to priest and religious.

Writing/ editing books and articles on spiritual matters keeps Fr Joe occupied. He has rewritten the constitutions of 6 congregations, and partially helped many others in this work. Besides, he is interested and involved in spiritual counseling and helping ministry; inter-faith dialogue themes and human development schemes.


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  • Juliet Tauro, Bondel, Mangalore Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Dear Vallu, Congratulations and all the very best...Wishing you success in all your future missions...

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  • Rosario, Amy, Tania Tauro, Bondel, Mangalore Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Congratulations, Dear Vallu. We wish you all the best for your new mission. May the god bless you with good health

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  • Raphael Tauro, Bondel, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Congratulations, Dear Vallu. Wish you all the best.

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  • Reni Ravi Romano Ruth, Bondel, Mangalore, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Congratulations, Dear Vallu, May god bless you with Good health and strength to carry out your responsibilities.We always keep you in our prayer

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  • janet Tauro, DUBAI/MANGALORE

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Congratulations, Fr. Joe Tauro and May god give you good health and strength to carry out your responsibilities.

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  • Emelia D'Souza, Dubai

    Mon, Jun 9 2014

    Congratulations Rev Fr Joe Tauro. Wish you all the best

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  • sr jyothi fernandes,UFS, mudarnagady/udupi

    Sun, Jun 8 2014

    hearty congrats fr Joe and wish u all the best. we miss you here in Mysore!

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  • carentauro, shakthinagar

    Sun, Jun 8 2014

    Congratulations Rev Fr Joe Tauro . Wish you all the best

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  • prakashtauro, shakathinagar

    Sun, Jun 8 2014

    Congratulations Rev Fr Joe Tauro . Wish you all the best

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  • lilly tauro, shakthinagar

    Sun, Jun 8 2014

    Congratulations Rev Fr Joe Tauro . Wish you all the best

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  • Louie & Ella D'Cunha, Kulshekar/Canada

    Sat, Jun 7 2014

    Fr. Joe, Hearty Congratulations on your new assignment as Rector at the St. Joseph Monastery, Carmel Hill.

    God has blessed your virtues of Knowledge, Simplicity and Sincerity of Heart. You truly touch people's hearts and we are sure the Lord has appointed you to your new position for a time such as this. May the Lord use you for His glory. Our prayers and good wishes while you serve God's people.

    God Bless You always.

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  • FELIX MONTEIRO, BONDEL Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 7 2014

    Congratulations Rev Fr Joe Tauro . Wish you all the best

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  • Christopher D'Souza & fly, Bendur, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 7 2014

    Congratulation Rev. Fr. Joe on being appointed as Rector of St. Joseph Monastery. Wishing you all the very best in your new assignment

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  • Rudolf, dubai

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Congratulations Rev. Fr Joe. Wish u all the Best.

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, BADYAR, MANGALORE

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Dear Fr Joe Tauro-OCD, the newly appointed rector of St Joseph Monastery Bikarnakattte, congrats and best wishes in your new appointment to lead the prestigious and holy place. Fr James did wonders in his tenure with team work. Your experience, wisdom and good will help you to take the monastery to heights. Infant Jesus shrine is giving God experience to all its devotees. Long live Infant Jesus Shrine and St Joseph Monastery.

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  • Dr. Edward & Dr. Nelly Nazareth, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    We know Rev Fr Joe Tauro from our student days at Mysore. Wish you all the very best in your new responsibility.

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  • Valu, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Welcome back Fr Joe and all the very best. You will do excellently well. God bless you in all your endeavours.
    Your friend Valu

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  • Rons Bantwal, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Hearty Congratulations Rev. Fr Joe Tauro and all Priests. Wish u all the Best. Bantwal Family Mumbai

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  • callen dsouza, bendur

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    congratulations fr

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  • Albert, Celine, Alicia Joseph, Bondel,mangalore, Mumbai

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Congratulations, Dear Vallu, May god bless you with Good health and strength to carry out your responsibilities.We always keep you in our prayer

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Congrats Fr. Joe Tauro. I am happy to see him again in Mangalore ! 30 years back when I was at St.Joseph's boarding school for boys he was in-charge of us. I was in grade 10th. It's long connection and again, I see him Mangalore as Rector ! Congrats Fr. Joe Tauro.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 6 2014

    Welcome Father Joe. Wish you a long, happy and fruitful tenure as rector of St. Joseph's Monastery.

    With your long experience and fund of knowledge I am sure you will be a source of inspiration and support to all those who will be working with you.

    Joe Gonsalves

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