By Fr. Richard D’Souza
Sep 29 : The Inauguration of two day exhibition of Rosaries and Konkani Marian literature was held on 29 September, 2018 at Milagres Jubilee hall.
Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza, Bishop Emeritus inaugurated the exhibition by flashing colors on the portrait of Immaculate Heart of Mary drawn on the spot by Ms Shabari Ganiga the famous artist of India.
In the chief guest address, Shri J R lobo said, “As mother never abandons her child in problems similarly Mother Mary always there with us in our problems. Praying of Rosary has helped me to resolve various official issues. Regretting that present generation is not praying rosary in the families and as a result their faith has become shallow, he said. This exhibition must inspire the people to pray the rosary in the families.”
He appreciated Mr Sabu who has more than 60K collection of rosaries, crosses statues of Mary. He was overwhelmed with drawing of Mother Mary by Ms Shabari and said unless and until one contemplates on Mary, cannot draw such a master piece.
Bishop Emeritus in his presidential address quoted St John Paul II and his devotion to Mother Mary which is an inspiration to us. Praying Rosary saves us as it saved St John Paul. Contemplate the face of Jesus by reciting the mysteries of Rosary. Marian literature that exhibited in the venue reminds how spiritual literature helps to strengthen the catholic faith said bishop. He congratulated Fr J B Crasta the Rector of Cathedral for organizing the year of Rosary in memory of 450 years of the Rosario Cathedral. He congratulated and blessed Ms Shabari Ganiga for her beautiful drawing of Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This exhibition is open for the public from 29 – 30 September 2018 from 9 am to 8 pm at Milagress Jubilee hall. Mr Sabhu Kaithar who created Limca Record in collection of 50000 Rosaries from various countries more than 500 statues of Mother Mary, variety of crosses will be exhibiting them at the hall. The Gold Rosary, diamond rosary, white gold Rosary and Rosaries used by saints is the centre of attraction of the Rosary exhibition.
Most Rev Aloysius Paul D Souza bishop Emeritus, Msgr Maxim Noronha the Vicar General , Shri J R Lobo Ex MLA , Fr J B Crasta Rector of Cathedral, Fr Valerian D Souza Parish Priest Milagres Church, Sr Rita vas Provincial UFS and Mr Sabhu were present on the dais.
Fr Valerian D Souza welcomed the gathering, Fr Ronald D Souza Director ICYM Mangalore Diocese lead the prayer, Fr Flavian Asst P P Rosario Cathedral proposed vote of thanks and Jaison Pereira President ICYM Mangalore Diocese compeered the program.