Kuwait: Monthi Fest celebrated at St Therese of Child Jesus Church, Salmiya

Pics by: Alban D’Souza

Report by: Rajesh Aranha

Kuwait, Sep 9: Konkani Community of St Therese of Child Jesus Church Salmiya celebrated Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the ‘Monthi Fest’ on September 9.

Fr Peter Cyprian D’Souza, Fr Noel D’Almeida along with parish priest Fr Savio D’Souza blessed the novem and dates at 4 pm at the courtyard amidst a gathering of over thousand people and followed by the procession to the church. Children and elders offered flowers to Mamma Mary.

In the festal homily, visiting priest Fr Peter Cyprian D’Souza stressed upon the virtues of Mother Mary and her obedience to God. Konkani Choir led by Kiran Gonsalves sang melodious hymns of mother Mary. New Corns (Kanshi) brought from Mangaluru, dates and Vorn was distributed to the gathering after the mass.

In preparation to the feast, Monthi Fest Triduum was held on August 19, 26 and September 2. The themes of Triduum were 1. Mary Hail Full of Grace, teaches us to remain in Grace 2.Mother Mary Handmaid of the Lord; Model for service and 3. Parents are God’s greatest gift.

Parish priest Fr Savio D’Souza and community representative Vijay Wilson Albuquerque thanked all those who helped and supported in celebrating the feast with devotion and grandeur.




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