Monti Fest Celebration at Cyprus


Monti Fest Celebration at Cyprus

By Violet Saldanha

Cyprus, Sep 21: The Indian community in Cyprus celebrated Monti fest on Sunday, September 19.

Fr Urban Santosh Fernandes, from the diocese of Karwar celebrated the feast mass at 11.00 am with the beautiful choir.



The new corns from India were being blessed and with flowers, about 300 Indians honored Mary at the grotto.

There was an Indian meal prepared by the people with the cooperation of all and there were also cultural programmes with skits, dances and songs and hymns for two hours at St Joseph Hall to give a warm welcome to Fr Urban Fernandes.

The President of the Indian catholics Tony Rosario compered the whole programme so beautifully and all the commity members gave him a whole hearted cooperation.

There will also be three days of retreat arranged by Fr Urban Santosh Fernandes on September 26, October 1 and 3.

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  • Richard Mascarenhas, Navelim, Goa

    Tue, Sep 28 2010

    Cyprus reminds us of Saint Paul and saint Barnabas, and their persecutions,in order to spread the gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    When Saint Barnabas and Saint Paul had long preached in the city of Antioch, the angel of God appeared to Saint Paul and said to him: Go hastily in to Jerusalem, for thou shalt find there some of the brethren that abide thee. Then Barnabas would go in to Cyprus to visit his friends and kin that were there, and Saint Paul would go to Jerusalem thus departed that one from that other by enticement of the Holy Ghost, that so had ordained it.

    And when Saint Paul had showed to Saint Barnabas this that the angel said, Saint Barnabas answered to him: The will of God be done like as he hath ordained it. I go now into Cyprus, and more hereafter shall I not see thee, for there shall I end my life. Then he humbly kneeled down and fell to his feet weeping, and Saint Paul, which had compassion of him, said unto him these words by consolation: Barnabas, weep no more, for our Lord will that it be so, our Lord hath appeared to me this night, and hath said to me: Let not ne give none empeshment to Barnabas for to go into Cyprus, for he shall there enlumine many folk and shall suffer there martyrdom.
    May God bless and protect the Indian community of Cyprus.

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  • tony rosario , cyprus

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    I am really happy and proud to celebrate the monti feast with the indians and FR URBAN FERNANDES it was a grand celebration thanks to the Indians for their support

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  • concy rosario, cyprus

    Sat, Sep 25 2010

    I am very happy to celebrate monti feast in cyprus and im proud of indian comunity

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  • Oswald Lobo, Sastan, Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 21 2010

    Congratulations...! to all the Indians in Cyprus. I am glad to know that you all celebrated Monthi Fest as we celebrate at our native place.

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  • Prakash D'Sa, Bantwal/ Dubai

    Tue, Sep 21 2010

    It's nice to see my family members celebrating Monthi Fest in Cyprus with all the other Indian brothers & sisters. Good..! Keep it up...!

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  • matilda carlo,bantwal/agrar-cyprus, cyprus

    Tue, Sep 21 2010

    i am realy glad to see that we indians are celebrate monthi feast at cyprus thanks for all.i really think that day i am in mangalore.

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  • violet saldanha, shirvacyprus

    Tue, Sep 21 2010

    I am proud to celebrate monthi with my Indian friend in cyprus i felt i am in mangalore

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