The only ambition of a Carmelite should be to surpass the others in humility.

Carmel School Moodbidri celebrated the Quadruple events on 17th November 2023, the Bicentennial Birth Anniversary of Mother Veronica, the foundress of Apostolic Carmel, 154th Establishment of Apostolic Carmel in India, 50 golden years of Existence of Province of Karnataka, Decennial Jubilee of Carmel school Moodbidri. The first Carmelite order was founded in Bayonne, France in 1868 July 16, for the mission of education in India took bits momentous step just two years later with the three pioneering sisters landing on the shores of Mangalore, at Bunder on November 19,1870.Venerable Mother Veronica dedicated her life to the education of girls fulfilling God’s mission in her life. We are grateful to have such a great role model whose journey of faith and fortitude taught us to have a personal relationship with God.

The day initiated with a thanks giving mass by Rev Fr.Arun Fernandes OFM. In his homily Fr highlighted three virtues, humility mother of all virtues, obedience is better than sacrifice and charity is most excellent than all virtues. On the occasion of the trio celebration. Father also briefed about Mother Veronica and the Carmel congregation and its mission all around the world.

The guests were escorted to the well decorated school auditorium by the school band students, it was indeed a proud moment to witness for all the Carmel family. The glorious celebration started involving God’s blessing on everyone present , which drew inspiration from Mother Veronica’s life. Students welcomed everyone through their rhythmic steps and melodious voice. It was marvellous performance. Sophie Leeves and her other family all the way from England had come to extend a heartfelt welcome, it was creatively presented.

Sr Gracilda A.C, the principal welcomed the chief guest of the day Rev Fr.Onil D’Souza, Parish priest, Corpus Church, Moodbidri with a floral and Sr Rosy the cordinator welcomed the Sr Kiran A.C,Director of A.C.spirituality centre, Maryhill with a floral. Sr Elena A.C.the administrator, Sr Preena A. C the Vice principal, Sr Ranitha cordinator, Sr Sunitha Monteiro,the joint secretary graced the occasion with their blissful presence.

Then the little blossoms of Carmel school enumerated the importance of the day through a Dance drama, it was mesmerising and informative too.

The chief guest Sr Kiran her speech expressed the joyous moment of all the quartet celebration , she highlighted that how all the good qualities was imparted to Mother Veronica through her parents, She also gave a message to the students to spread the good qualities learnt in the school to world outside to bring happiness wherever they go. She congratulated the students and the teachers for showcasing a creative programme based on the life of Venerable Mother Veronica. She also prayed and wished that all the children imbibe the qualities of the Foundress of Apostolic Carmel.

Rev. Fr Onil D’Souza addressed the gathering through his motivational speech he shared his admiration and requested everyone should be obedient to their parents and teachers. He too congratulated teachers and students who performed in the event. He applauded and appreciated everyone for the captivating performance.

Further, the exceptional talents like authors, artists, quizzers and many more were felicitated by all the dignitaries’ present there.

Sr Gracilda A.C, the principal also shared her gratitude and happiness to witness the celebration . She inspired everyone by her words, she expressed that “ Carmel is like a garden and we are like the flowers which nuture, grow, and inculcate all the virtues and, thoughts learned here. She proudly saluted the courage Of Mother Veronica for spreading the mission of education all over the world. She too congratulated and wholeheartedly appreciated Sr Preena A. C and Sr Ranitha A. C for the beautiful programme, She also applauded Tr Chethana for arrangements of trophies and certificates. Later on she felicitated Rev Fr Onil Dsouza with a token of respect ,Sr Sunitha Monteiro felicitated Sr Kiran A. C with a momento.

Rowan Rodrigues and Angel Rodrigues emceed the programme confidently, Vote of thanks was delivered by Lezwita Dmello.

In preparation for this great event “Mother Veronica week” during which a lot of celebration, activities and competitions were organized in order to instill the spirit of Mother Veronica among them. A session for parents was also organised for both staff and students, which was appreciated by all of them.

Rowan Rodrigues and Angel Rodrigues emceed the programme confidently, Vote of thanks was delivered by Lezwita Dmello.


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