Fr Pius James D'Souza elected provincial superior of Karnataka-Goa province


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Mangaluru, Jul 18: Fr Dr Pius James D’Souza, OCD has been elected as the provincial superiors of the Discalced Carmelites of Karnataka-Goa Province in the 14th Provincial Chapter being held at Dhyana Sadhana, Bogadi, Mysuru. He succeeds Fr Charles Serrao, who held the office for the last six years.

Fr Pius James D’Souza was born in Agrar, iocese of Mangalore. He joined the Carmelite Order in the year 1982 and made his first religious profession on July 3, 1986. After his priestly ordination on April 27, 1994, he pursued a master’s in English Literature, obtaining a gold medal at the Mysore University and also a Master’s in Philosophy, at Dharwad University. He proceeded to Rome and obtained a Licentiate at the Pontifical Institute, Biblicum. A few years later he was awarded a doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome.

In the Karnataka-Goa Province he has been formator (Pushpashrama Philosophy College, Mysuru), professor (Institutes of Spirituality and Seminaries in India), Superior of St Joseph’s Monastery, Mangaluru and Director of Ryshivana, Ranipura, a Centre for Inner Silence and Contemplation. For the last three years, he served as first provincial councillor.

He has authored two books and co-authored two others.

 

 

 

  

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  • Jerome Fernandes, Kumta

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    Congratulations Dear Fr. Pius James D'Souza on your appointment and wish you every success in your new duties.

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  • Sr Maria Roopa, St Ann's Convent, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 21 2020

    Dear Fr Pius

    Hearty congratulations! May your life in Gods service ve filled with joy. Praying God's blessings on you to carry on the mission entrusted to you.

    Maria Roopa A.C

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  • Sr Marie Lucy, St Ann, Convent, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 21 2020

    Dear fr Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations !! Wish you all the best in your mission. May all your plans be blessed by God. Praying for you

    Sr Marie Lucy and sisters of St Anns's Convent

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  • Sr Marie Lucy, St Ann, Convent, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 21 2020

    Dear fr Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations !! Wish you all the best in your mission. May all your plans be blessed by God. Praying for you

    Sr Marie Lucy and sisters of St Anns's Convent

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  • Sr Rose Celine BS, Bendur, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 20 2020

    Heartiest Congratulations dear Fr Pius James. You have been trusted for an important responsibility as the Provincial Superior of Karnataka-Goa Province. We assure our prayers for you

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  • Reshma, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius. Wishing you All the very best in your ministry. Praying for God's choicest blessings upon you everyday.

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  • Melvin pais, Bantwal Dubai

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Fr Pius, all the best.

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  • JUDITH PAIS, Bantwal

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Dr. Fr Pius Wish you all the best in your new Responsibility.

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  • Ronald D' Cunha,, Agrar, Holy Family Ward ,Bantwal

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations to Dr. Fr. Pius.
    Wish you all the best in your new responsibility. We are proud of you.
    Rony,Leena,Shawn & Sancia, Agrar, Bantwal ,Sharjah

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  • Archibald Menezes, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Father. May God bless you with all the energy and wisdom required to carry on your new responsibility.

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  • Sr Rita Vas YFS, Panir

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Hearty Congratulations to you dear Fr Pius. Prayerful greetings and best wishes to you. May God bless your future mission. Congratulations to all the newly elected Councillors.
    Sr Rita and the Sisters of Mangalore Province.

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  • Fr. Walter Mendonca, MYSURU/ CORDEL

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Dear Fr. Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations to you on your election as the Provincial Superior of Karnataka-Goa Province. May God pour upon you the power of the Holy Spirit to guide you with His heavenly Wisdom to lead the Province. May God bless you and your province.

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  • Wilfred Lobo, Agrar, Bnatwal

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulation Fr Pius, and wish you all the best- from Wilfy and family from Ponegol

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  • Sr Jyothi fernandes UFS, Mudarangady/Udupi/Mysore /India

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Dear FR PIUS
    Hearty Congratulations to you on being elected as the provincial of the Karnataka Goa province. May our Lord Jesus bless and your team of councillors to serve the OCD province and also the church at large. My Prayers and the good wishes and the prayers of our UFS sisters are with you. We remember with gratitude your spiritual assistance to us.

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  • Sr.Geraldine, Nanthoor, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Dear Rev. Fr. Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations, greetings and prayerful wishes to you on being elected as the Provincial of Karnataka - Goa Province. May the Almighty God be with you and guide you in your great responsibility.

    Sr. Geraldine and Community
    Bridgettine Convent, Nanthoor.

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  • Joy Fernandes, Tumkur

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations father. May the lord give you the strength and good health to enable you to do his good work

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/ Ashoknagar

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Rev. Father. Wish you all the very best.

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  • Fr Benjamin Pinto, Puttur

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Very Rev Dr Pius James Dsouza, Congratulations and all the best. May God bless you and your future responsibility . Praying for you.
    Fr Benjamin Pinto
    St Joseph Vaz Church/Shrine
    Mudipu.

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulation Fr. Pius James. God Bless you.

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  • Robert Fernandes, Sohar Oman

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius,
    We wish you all the best and God's blessings. Good health and long life.

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  • Jossie Pinto, Nanthoor/USA

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Dear Rev. Dr. Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations on being elected as the provincial superior of OCD Karnataka-Goa province. Always knew of your capabilities as young, brilliant and dynamic priest. We wish you all the best in your new mission.
    With prayerful wishes;
    Jossie Pinto & family

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  • Veronica & Pascal Mathias, Dubai/Pamboor

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulation Fr. May God bless you for your new responsibilities. We have visited you when you were at Ryshivana.

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  • Hilda Lawrence, Udupi/Dubai

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Fr. Pius James,
    Hearty congratulations on being elected as the Provincial Superior of Karnataka-Goa Province. Wishing you all the very best on your new assignment and pray to Almighty God to guide you and protect you and be with you all the time. Stay Blessed.
    Lawrence & Hilda

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  • Pascal Monteiro, Paldane, Manga;pre

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius. You have all the wisdom to carry on the task as you have got the Doctorate in "PSALMS" and you enjoy teaching them to the 'Theology students'. Our best wishes.

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  • Sr. Leeda Fernandes., Bellore-Denmark

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius on your election as Provincial Superior. wish you all the best and praying for your new resposabilities.

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  • Benny D Cunha ufs, Derlakatte

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations dear fr

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  • Urban Sequeira, Bendore/Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

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    Our Dearest Fr. Pius

    We are thrilled to hear the news of your election as the Provincial Superior of the OCD for the Karnataka and Goa Province.
    Congratulations and wish you all the very best in your new responsibility. May God bless you and grant you good health to carry out your responsibilities. We assure you of our prayers as always.

    Love n regards
    yours in Carmel
    Urban, Anita and Amanda
    Bendore - Mangalore

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  • Sr Lilitta BS, Bethany Generalate, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr Pius on your being elected as the Provincial Superior of Karnataka - Goa Province. God bless and guide you in your new responsibility.

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  • Roshan Moras, Madanthyar

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    All the best Father, I always remember your konkni retreat you gave in Abudhabi few years ago. May God bless you.

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  • Ronnie Pinto, Loretto/Canada

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius and all the best to you.

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  • Dr. Nelly & Dr. Edward Nazareth, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Rev. Fr. Pius D'Souza, Congratulations. Wish you all the best.

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  • Rajesh Prakash Dsouza, Lower Bendur

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations to u Fr. PIUS... All the best in New mission

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

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Hearty congratulations to you Fr. Pius D'Souza and to your provincial team. May God bless you in every way. Here in Italy, I am very close to the shrine of Padre Pio (Pius) and I wishper a prayer to him on your behalf. All the best.

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  • Cedric D Silva, Mangalore/ Milagress

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr.
    May God bless you and keep you in good health.

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  • D M Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations! May God continue to bless you!

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius. Good Luck in your new assignment.
    I'm sure you will do justice to the responsibility bestowed upon you.
    Stay Blessed always 🙏
    Donnet n Eula D'souza from Bejai

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  • Fr Roque DSa, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Many Congratulations and Best Wishes to you dear Fr Pius.💐

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  • Rev Fr Richard Lasrado, Derebail

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear very Rev Dr Provincial Fr Piues Dsouza congratulations and all'the best As I told you 3 years back that you will be the next provincial of your congregation GOD has heard my prayers.Praying for you.

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  • Alwyn dsouza, Kafri Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulation Rev.Fr.Pius James Dsouza
    All the Best for your Mission

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  • Comcepta Vincent DSa and Family, Agrar, Bantwal

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Fr. Pius, We are very proud of you. Our wishes and prayers are always with you in your holy mission. Congratulations

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  • Fr. Vincent V. Menezes, St. Zuze Home Jeppu

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    congratulations dear V.Rev.DR. Pius DSouza. All the best. With prayers and greetings.

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  • Dolphy, Loretto/Canada

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius. May God bless you and guide you in doing His holy work with your new responsibilities.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations dear Fr. on your New assignment

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  • Noel n Jennifer Mascarenhas, Urwa Stores, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Fr. Pius James,
    Congratulations on being elected as the Provincial of Karnataka-Goa Province. We pray to the Almighty God to grant you strength and good health to carry out your new responsibility.

    Noel n Jennifer Mascarenhas

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  • DSouza family, Hosanna / Bondel

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Hearty Congratulations dear Fr. Pius, being elected as the provincial superior Karnataka-Goa province. We pray to the Almighty God to grant you strength and good health to carry on this responsibility.

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  • v.baretto, Bantwal Rajajinagar Bangaloe

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr.Pius James on your new assignment

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  • Grace Monteiro, Bantwal

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr.

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  • Pushpa Goveas, Bejai / Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Hearty congratulations, May God bless you abundantly , prayerful wishes for your future ministry.
    Remi , Pushpa, Lionel and Lorraine Goveas

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  • DENZIL FERNANDES, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    CONGRATS FR. PIUS

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  • Edward Lobo, Agrar/Sharjah

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations,wish you all the success in your new assignment.May Almighty give you the strength and wisdom to carry out your responsibilities in a fruitful way.I was attending your mass every Sunday on the you tube during this pandemic period and the homilies were very expressive and meaningful.Being the God child of our parents,you have made us proud.See you in Bangalore very soon.

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  • Remy Tellis, Mangalore/Doha-Qatar

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations to Fr. Pius.
    Wish you all the best in your new responsibility.

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  • Sunil D Silva, Cordel, Doha

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Fr. Pius James congratulations on being elected as the provincial of Karnataka-Goa province. Assuring of our prayers in your future mission.

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  • Mrs. Tejashree Narayan, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations to Rev Fr. Pius James D'Souza. I wish you all the success for your future endeavours.

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  • Fr.Basil Vas, Madanthyar

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr Pius.

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  • Mabel and Vincent Mendonca, bendore / mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dearest Father Pius,

    Hearty congratulations. May the good LORD grant you good health and happiness all the days of your life. You are in our prayers always.

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  • Anitha Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Datu,

    Congratulations!!!! on being elected as the Provincial Superior of karnataka - Goa province. May the almighty God bless u abundantly in ur future endeavors.

    Anitha Pinto

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  • Alfred Sequeira, Paladka/ Doha

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations

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  • Clara Lobo with Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations to you dear Rev Fr Pius James D'Souza. All the best.

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  • Brian Pinto, derebail mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    congratulations fr Pius

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  • Felix Sequeira, Agrar/Chikmagalur

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Fr. Pius. Wish you all the best in your new responsibility.

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  • christine sequeira, ma galore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations father, May God guide you in every way ,keep you closer to him.
    frankly, kitty Joel & noel family.

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  • christine sequeira, ma galore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations father, May God guide you in every way ,keep you closer to him.
    frankly, kitty Joel & noel family.

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  • Sr Rose Agnes A.c, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Dear Rev. Father Pius,
    Hearty Congratulations. Prayerful wishes and greetings for your future ministry as the Provincial Superior of Karnataka -Goa Province.
    Sister Rose Agnes and Community
    Carmel Convent, Ashaniketan

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  • FR FELIX MONTEIRO, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    DEAR PIUS JAMES D'SOUZA-HAPPY TO LEARN THAT YOU ARE ELECTED PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR OF KARNATAKA-GOA.. HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS. ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW MISSION.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, USA

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations to Fr. Pius.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Our Good Wishes ...

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  • MICHAEL NORONHA, MYSORE

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Congratulations Father Pius on your election as Provincial Superior of Karnataka - Goa Province. May God bless your future endeavours for the province and the Church.

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