St Anthony Novena @ St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Mangalore
June 10, 2019: Three days of the novena to St Anthony in preparation for
the Annual feast was inaugurated with the ceremony of hoisting the flag
at St Anne’s Capuchin friary, Jail Road, Bejai Mangalore at 5.45pm.
Fr George Olivera Capuchin, the professor of the Philosophical studies
at Capuchin Philosophy house, Mysore inaugurated the three days novena
by blessing and hoisting the flag of St Anthony. Fr Joel Lopez, Vice
Novice Master from Farangipate Capuchin Novitiate house presided over
the Eucharistic celebration. Speaking on the theme of the day Fr Joel
invited all the faithful to draw inspirations from St Anthony’s life and
not just admire and seek favours from him. ‘Holiness is achievable; it
involves doing little things with great love and devotion’, he said. The
angelic choir was led by Mr Joel Pereira.