Mangaluru : Five Carmelite Brothers take their final vows

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Mangaluru, May 21: Five Carmelite brothers from St Joseph’s Monastery (Infant Jesus Shrine) committed themselves perpetually to the Lord by professing the vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience for life.

This event marks the height of religious life and is thus regarded with great honor. The brothers who professed their vows are Br Pranam Fernandes OCD, (Fermai), Br Siltan Noronha OCD, (Mudkani, Karwar), Br Anthony Stephen OCD (Vijayanagar, Bangalore) Br Clifford Rodrigues OCD (Gurpur), Br Santosh Menezes OCD (Eliyar-Padavu).


These brothers had made their First Profession on December 14,  2015, and as the tradition in the religious order is, they had been renewing the vows year after year. After seven years of deep discernment, they made the ultimate choice for Carmelite's way of life, thus embracing the vows for life.

This solemn event was held in the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikkarnakatte. The Provincial of the Karnataka-Goa Province of the Carmelites, Fr George Santhumayor OCD presided over the Eucharistic celebration and welcomed the brothers into the fold of the Religious; the Councillors of the Province were among the many con-celebrants. The shrine witnessed the joy the families felt at this celebration. These brothers are currently pursuing their theological Studies at St. Joseph’s Inter-Diocesan Seminary, Jeppu.




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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sun, May 22 2022

    O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear our humble prayers on behalf of your priests, Father gives them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope, and a burning love that will ever increase in the course of their priestly lives. In their loneliness, comfort them; in their sorrows, strengthen them; in their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified. Show them that they are needed by the Church, they are needed by souls, they are needed for the work of redemption. O loving Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your sons who are close to you because of their priestly ordinations, and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs them so much. Be their comfort, be their joy, be their strength, and especially help them to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 22 2022

    Congratulations to all of them May the Lord give them enough strength to remain in their faith steady ,good health and blessings.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sun, May 22 2022

    Very Happy to learn that 5 of our Carmelite Brothers are taking their oath for their further advancement in field of their Contribution to our Lord's Vineyard ! Our Almighty will help and protect them always for their Work THANK YOU OUR DEAR LORD FOR YOUR CHOSEN PEOPLE !!!

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore- Denmark

    Sun, May 22 2022

    Heartfelt congratulations to you brothers. May God bless you and keep you safe in His ministry. Iam praying for you.

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