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2nd Day Novena held for Feast of St Lawrence at Bondel Church

2nd Day Novena of St Lawrence at Bondel Church
Photo Credit : Stanly Bantwal
Mangaluru: The second Day Novena prior to the Feast of St Lawrence was held at Bondel Church
The theme of the 2nd Day – “Prayer is the Divine strength of family life.
5.30 p.m Adoration followed by Holy Mass, Rev Fr Cyprian Pinto, Vicar Forane Permannur Parish was the main celebrant, Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza, Rev Fr Theo Pinto, concelebrated.
Rev Fr Cyprian Pinto called on the devotees of St Lawrence. Praying as a family brings you closer to God and closer to one another. Three elements in family life are water, fresh air and the very important one is prayer.
Prayer is the spiritual communication between man and God. It is a direct line to heaven, whereby the human soul communicates with God who created the soul.
St. John Marie Vianney says “Prayer is nothing else than union with God. When the heart is pure and united with God, it is consoled and filled with sweetness; it is dazzled by a marvellous light.” Pray together as a family. God blesses families who pray together with increased peace, love, and happiness in the home.
Jesus too prayed because God infused in him a spirit of prayer …Praying as a family fortifies your love as you pray for each other. Your family prayers can bless your children for generations to come.
 The melodious choir was from Infant Jesus –Bikarnakatte.
During the mass and novena, special prayers were offered for the children of the families.
Photographs by:- Stany Bantwal
Report:- Meena Serrao Barboza
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