Mangaluru: Shri Prem Kumar Lobo well known Konkani singer conducted the devotion of ‘Way of the Cross’ at Saint Anthony’s Ashram Jeppu on Palm Sunday on . He was assisted by a group of singers. The theme of the devotion was ‘with Mary let us walk the way of the Cross of Jesus’. Fr Onil D’Souza the director of the Ashram in his message said the devotion of the Way of the Cross should help us to live a life of Cross. Jesus said, ‘ If any one wishes to follow me let him take up his cross and follow me’. Let the devotion of the Way of the Cross inspire to live a life of Cross. Let us try to live it and ask God to help us to do the same, he said.
Fr Francis D’Souza, Fr Peter Gonsalves were present. Mr Vincent Mascarenhas the Diocesan Media Secretary and Mr Stanly Bantwal were thanked for their co-operation in organizing the devotion.
The St Anthony Ashram Jeppu held the Way of the Cross on 24 March 2019 at the Ashram grounds in remembrance of the passion and death Jesus suffered to redeem humanity from the chains of sin.
The Christian community has begun the season of Lent on 6 March with the imposition of ashes on the head. The forty days of Lent is observed in remembrance of forty years of journey of Israelites in the desert before they reached the Promised Land and the forty days of fasting and prayer done by Jesus before He began His public life. The season of Lent is a season of cleansing; it’s a season of grace which involves fasting, giving up pleasures and practicing almsgiving.
Rev Fr Santhosh Lobo, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Dolours Church Kasargod preached a homily on the need of following in the footsteps of Jesus if we wish to be called as followers of Jesus. While we conduct the devotion of Way of the Cross it is necessary to walk the way of the cross in our life when difficulties come on our way by submitting ourselves to the will of God.
Mr Prem Kumar and team conducted the Way of the Cross. More than 500 people participated in the devotion.
Fr Onil D’Souza the director of Ashram thanked all those who participated in the Way of the Cross and all those to conduct the devotion.
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