TRANSITUS AND FEAST OF OUR SERAPHIC FATHER “Francis poor and humble enters heaven rich’’ Brothers enacted the last moments of our founder and patron St.
Francis of Assisi in a prayerful mood and in a recollected spirit on the
3rd of October. We were blessed and honored to have amidst us brothers,
sisters, friars from neighboring communities along with some lay
faithful at D.S.A chapel to take part in the Transitus ceremony. Deacon
Jerry Fernandes proclaimed the Word of God and preached an inspiring
homily on “Holiness of St. Francis: Journey through suffering”. St.
Francis rejoiced in the moments of suffering, as St. Paul in his letter
to the Romans 5:3-5, would say, “We rejoice in our sufferings…”. The
ceremony came to an end with the entire audience, moving in procession
towards the statue of St. Francis to place the lighted candles and to
receive final blessing.
With immense joy and gratitude in our hearts we the Darshanites
celebrated the solemnity of our Seraphic father St. Francis of Assisi,
on 4th October 2018 at our DSA chapel. The atmosphere was dazzling with
the presence of our capuchin friars, Parish Priests, Sisters, Brothers
from various communities along with some of our Benefactors and
well-wishers. Holy Eucharistic celebration was officiated by Most Rev.
Dr. Peter Machado, Archbishop of the arch Diocese of Bangalore. In his
scintillating homily, we were all urged to re-construct our life,
reflect and radiate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. We are called to
transfigure ourselves into the image and likeness of God through the
spirit and example of our seraphic father. The DSA chapel wore an
aesthetic look and angelic singing by our brothers under the guidance of
Fr. Rector, enhanced the beautiful liturgy of the day. With fraternal
greetings and a cordial welcome at the outset, the celebration
culminated with sumptuous meal organized under the leadership of Fr.
Michael Menezes. Our Capuchin Hospitality was appreciated by everyone.