New York: BelleVision USA Celebrates Monti Fest


News and pics: Victor Sequeira
Daijiworld Media Network – New York (SP)

New York, Sep 9:  Belle parishioners, along with their friends and well wishers in USA, celebrated Monti Fest in the city on September 6 with deep devotion and dedication to Mother Mary. About 75 people, who came from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia, Texas and Chicago, gathered here to celebrate the birth anniversary of Mother Mary as per the customs observed by the Konkani-speaking Catholic Christians from coastal Karnataka.






















In his introductory address, Fredrick Fernandes, president of Bellevision USA, stressed the need to follow the culture and traditions of one’s native place, even when one lives in a foreign land.
   
All the people present, along with the children carrying flowers, participated in a procession, singing ‘Sakkad Sangatha Melya’, and offered flowers to  Mother Mary by singing ‘Moriyek Hogolsiya’.
   
A solemn High Mass was celebrated with Fr Maurice D’Souza CSC (Main Celebrant) with Fr Henry Richard Vaz and Fr Norbert D’Mello, who concelebrated the mass. Fr Maurice, in his homily, touched upon the core family values that one should imitate from Mother Mary.  He also insisted upon reciting the daily prayers together as a family. ‘A family that prays together stays together’, was his message to everyone.

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  • Valerian Mendonsa, Mangalore/New York

    Fri, Sep 11 2009

    "Bhagi Monti Fest"It is really great event to see all Mangaloreans celebrating the feast in home style way, I miss the opportunity this time.

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  • Arun, Udupi/Bangalore/New Jersey

    Thu, Sep 10 2009

    Good to see the gathering in NY, a place where I had stayed for 3 long years. I would have joined Bellevision if I had known of it. I hope I get to visit NY again very soon.

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  • Vanitha D Souza, Puttur/Ireland

    Thu, Sep 10 2009

    I am very happy to know that my uncle is the president of Bellevision,nice to see you here and Veronica Aunt too.Wish you all very happy Monthi Festh,God bless.

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  • Vanitha D Souza, Puttur/Ireland

    Thu, Sep 10 2009

    I am very happy to know that my uncle is the president of Bellevision,nice to see you here and Veronica Aunt too.Wish you all very happy Monthi Festh,God bless.

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