Nativity Feast Celebrations Around the World - 2010











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  • Sandy, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 03 2010

    Vow.. so nice to see the celebrations around the world. It goes to show.. that Home Is Where You Make It. God is everywhere. God bless


    Wed, Sep 22 2010

    Thank you "DAIJIWORLD" for giving us information of MONTIFEST celebrated all over the world. I'm sure by displaying this "separate news column of Monti Fest Celebration" it not only helped the viewers to visit all favourite regions, but also enhanced the number of visitors to your 'Well Known Website." Best of Luck .... Carry on the Good Work.

  • Fr. Urban S Fernandes, St. John the Evangelist Church, Chendia, Karwar, N.K

    Sat, Sep 18 2010

    We celebrated the Nativity feast with the 9 days of Novena with the oferings of flowers with preaching on different topics. On the feast day, we distributed sugarcane and it was indeed a heart touching family gathering atmosphere.

  • Stanly D'almeida, Pakshikere/Mulund

    Fri, Sep 17 2010

    Thanks to Daijiworld for publishing these beautiful pictures.I am still waiting to see the picutres from St. Jude church Pakshikere.

  • Jennifer Stanley, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 16 2010

    Dear Vincie,
    Read your message and it was quiet appealing, however we all need to understand that God never gave traditions or other celebrations as an exclusive gift to carry out from home into the world. Instead God has given his only begotten son Jesus Christ as a ransom, and that is the most precious GIFT our Father in heaven could give to redeem mankind from sin and death. These feast are all traditions that do not originate from our Father. Therefore my dear friend please read the bible and let the Bible direct you to everlasting life that is just ahead.
    Well Wisher.

  • Clement C., Kelmbet, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 16 2010

    I like the short message from shahnawaz kukkikatte. Let us all enjoy & appreciate each others festivals. Thus we will stand united, regardless of our religion.
    Joi Ho India !

  • Vincy Pinto, Angelore/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 15 2010

    Thanks Daiji for nice coverage with Photo's. Very disappointment there is no picture’s from Angelore Parish

  • ALPHONS R, ujire israel

    Tue, Sep 14 2010

    thanks DAIJIWORLD net for the coverage from all world...

  • Alex D' Souza, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 13 2010

    Dear Dijiworld, patrons and readers,

    I am pleasently surprised to read a full blown coverage of 'Monti Fest'. More than anything else, this feeling of one family, one God besides that of one mother for us has really brought forth unity of sorts from corners of the globe. May the trend started in the desert, like an oasis bring life to our community all over the distant lands to nourish the relationships which fail due to distances despite advancement of technology. Daijiworld has played its (more than fair share of) role in bringing this mangalorean community together in celebrating the unique feast and thereby awaken sentiments for our motherland and its culture.

    Wishing unity, joy and peace to all mankind including our brothern from other faiths during this festive season.

  • Clara Lewis, kemmannu/Tallur/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 11 2010

    Thank you Daijiworld for the great Nativity feast coverage around the world, it took me hours to go through worldwide festival coverage, I am just overwhelmed to see the people from worldwide honour Mama Mary on her Birthday. Thanks to all for making this festival beautiful and wonderful. Mama Mary in heaven is surely happy to see her children on earth celebrating her birthday with great joy and happiness.

  • Maria, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sat, Sep 11 2010

    Thanks for the pix. However i could not find the nativity feast pictures of Rosario Cathedral where the bishop offers mass. AS its the Cathedral i ws hoping we would see the high mass. Would appreciate if you can upload the pics.

  • Eric Fernandes, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2010

    Please note - Holy Ghost Church, Bangalore celebrated Feast of Nativity as well, with mass in konkany.

  • Reno, belthangady/Dubai

    Sat, Sep 11 2010

    Thanks to Daiji for the wonderful coverage on Monthifest around the world.But can you please publish "Holy Redeemers Church Belthangady" its missing.

    Thanks for the effort.

  • Simon Francis Lasrado, Sullia/Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 09 2010

    Thank you for uploading the report of Monthi Saibinichem Festh on your website with lovely photographs.Thanking also the parish priests,parishioners and the organizers of concerned parishes.It is after the long long time I am participating this traditional Monthi Festhachi ceremony in my homeland.We have in Bangalore, do not have this type of traditional Monthi Festh like honouring Our Lady for 9 days showering the flowers by the children of parishes. The nine-day Novena of St. Mary's Feast begins at St. Mary's Basilica here in Bangalore with the hoisting of the flag by the Archbishop of Bangalore Rev. Bernard Moras. Every year, a holy flag is hoisted on the premises of the church, to which people in saffron clothes throng. St. Mary's Feast which celebrates the birth of Mother Mary is the most important festival celebrated in the basilica and is attended by thousands of thousands of people.St.Mary's Basilica,Shivajinagar,Bangalore which is also called as 2nd Velankani of India. will have Novenas for 9 days in different languages. Lakhs of people all over India attend the feast day ceremony and car procession on the 8th of September at Sivajinagar. And we the mangalorean konkani speaking catholics celebrate our Monthi Festh with konkani Mass in about 20 to 25 churches in Bangalore,specially in Holy Ghost church Davis road,Vincent Pallotti church Banaswadi,St.Antony's friary Madvala,St.Jude's church RT nagar, St.Patricks's church Brigade Road,Christ the King Church Yashwanthpur,Chritha Prabhaalaya,Jayanagar, and Resurrection church old Madras road. Whatever way we celebrate Monthi Festh in Bangalore, the real charm, beauty and the essence can only be felt in our motherland Mangalore and surrounding areas of coastal Karnataka. Thumka sakdainki magthavum yek borem,sonthosborith,samadhanechem anik samraddichem Monthi Saibinichem Festh.Jiyo Mori Mai,Jiyo Konkani,jiyo Monthi Festh.

  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Thu, Sep 09 2010

    Monti fest co incides with Eid ul fitr and Ganesh chaturthi. I wish all my christian brothers and hindu brothers a happy festivity. Long live secular India.

  • Max & Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore/Houston, Texas

    Thu, Sep 09 2010

    Dear Walty and the team of Daijiworld - Thank you so much for all your efforts in publicising so much of info on the Nativity Feast Celebration around the world. The list is too long and too big. With my slow and old computer if I browse the entire list I will only complete reading all the nine yards by the next Nativity feast in the year 2011. However, our prayers, thoughts and best wishes are always there for peace, happiness and harmony in addition to all the feelings of festivals and rituals. A good crop, a good weather and a good family is the symbol of everything that is good today, tomorrow and always. Wish you all best of everything and God bless.

  • Vincie Rodrigues, Thottam/ Mississauga, canada

    Thu, Sep 09 2010

    Thank you DAIJI WORLD, for the wonderful coverage on Monthi Fest in Mangalore and around Mangalore and also around the World wherever Mangalorean Catholics have migrated. I do recall the very first initiative taken by the UAE Mangaloreans in Dubai and Abu Dhabi has caught up internationally. It is such a Feast to see the essence of the day is seen everywhere. As we honour and celebrate the birth of our Heavenly Mother, let us thank God for this exclusive gift that we carry out our tradition from home into the world!! I wish the Marian blessings upon all those who are painstakingly working so hard to make each year as memorable as before. Great expression of solidarity

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