Hundreds of faithful witness ‘Hosanna Saanz’, final days of Jesus
Capuchin Friars in the city presented 'Hosanna Saanz', a portrayal of the
final days of Jesus at St Agnes Special School ground on Sunday, April 14.
Wishing the artistes and organizers, Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of
Mangaluru diocese, said, “This is a good move from organisers to show the
final days of Jesus on stage. This will help all to realize the importance
of the Holy Week. More and more religious programmes should be encouraged in
the Holy Week. The more we are involved in these things, the more it will
benefit us. Many priests and religious sisters of various congregations will
perform on stage. This is a unique and meaningful attempt by Capuchin
Later on behalf of the organizers, the bishop felicitated Reevan Martis,
Christy Mascarenhas and Joel Pereira for their contribution towards the
Fr Cyprian D’Souza, advisor, Capuchin congregation, Karnataka province, and
Michael D’Souza, NRI businessman and philanthropist were present.
The show presented the final six days of Jesus from his triumphant entry
into Jerusalem to his eventual crucifixion on the sixth day. Three forms of
arts along with lights and other electronic devices was a sight to watch.
Along with priestly congregations, Carmelites, SVD, Dominicans and Jesuits
the religious congregations Bethany, SRA, Apostolic Carmelite, Sisters of
Charity, Ursuline Franciscan participated in the show as co-organisers.
The portrayal contained songs of late Fr Walter Albuquerque, Fr Baptist Pais,
Fr Melwyn D’Souza, Fr Charles Vas, Fr Alwyn Sequeira and Fr Chetan Lobo.
Joel Pereira handled the music and Raveen Martis was the editor of videos.
The entire concept of ‘Hosanna Saanz’ was directed by Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza.