Report By Jerry Moras
Canada, Jul 22: The carmelites inaugurated the Karnataka Goa province spirituality centre in Edmonton, in Alberta on Thursday, July 20.
Archbishop of Edmonton, Alberta, inaugurated the Mount Carmel Spirituality Centre.
Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Gregory J Bittman, celebrated the Mass at 1225 Township Road 535, Parkland County, Alberta. The solemn eucharistic was celebrated in the presence of regional superior, Fr Rudolf D’Souza, OCD, superior, Fr Mario Fernandes, OCD and many other OCD and other priests from Canada.
A grand reception followed the Eucharistic celebration. Over 300 people attended the programme.
Regional superior, Fr Rudy, OCD promised fidelity and obedience to the Archbishop and Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton. Further, he promised Mount Carmel Spirituality would run under Christian and Carmelite spirituality that would build help to build Christian values.
The 'Mount Carmel Spirituality' formally known as 'Ephphatha House' was run by Fr Raymond F Gulmond, co-founder of Ephphatha House, and spiritual director of the house, several prayer groups and numerous individuals.
The Ephphatha House is a prayer and retreat centre, devoted to the Divine Mercy and consecrated to Our Lady. The house started 28 years ago as a project of the Community of the Presentation and has come to be known primarily for its promotion of the truths of the Catholic faith. It is a house of prayer, a retreat house, a gathering place for groups of all types seeking faith-centered activities and an atmosphere of devotion to the Lord.
About Discalced Carmelite Friars
Also known as OCD’s, the congregation headed by provincial superior Fr Charles Serrao is setup under the patronaged of the great St Teresa of Jesus of Avila in many states in India and abroad. Their presence is seen in the dioceses of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and overseas Tanzania, Middle East, Europe and Canada.