Bengaluru: Crowds throng Sadbhavana for Mount Carmel feast celebration

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Bengaluru, Jul 17: The solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was celebrated with great devotion and fervor at Sadbhavana, the Carmelite Provincialate at Rajajinangar, on Saturday, July 15.

Fr Stifan Perera, OCD, director of Dhyanavana Publications, was the main celebrant of the Eucharistic celebration. Fr Johannes Gorantla, definitor general of the Carmelites, Fr Dolphy Pais, OFC Cap, provincial superior of the Capuchins, Fr Charles Serrao, provincial superior of the Carmelites and many other priests concelebrated at the mass.

In his homily, Fr Stifan invited the devotees to fight the spiritual fight with the help of the 'Scapular' which was a sign of Mary’s maternal protection and intercession. “As our earthly mothers make great sacrifice in providing us with clothing which gives us identity, protection and respect, so too our Heavenly Mother has clothed us with her Scapular.”


He invited the faithful to wear it with devotion and inculcate her virtues in life. “It is not enough that we wear the scapular, we need to adorn our life with her virtues,” he said.

Carmel Kutam, a lay association handed over scholarship to the needy children and scapulars were distributed after the Eucharistic celebration. Sumptuous meal was served to enhance the festive joy.

The celebration was attended by many devotees in and around Bengaluru.