BIS #6389 Divyadaan Nashik inaugurates Marian Month 2021

by Cleric Samson Rebeiro for BISMumbai

The traditional 'Marian Month' was officially inaugurated in the ‘Father Vincent Vaz Hall', at Divyadaan Nashik, on 16 July 2021. The theme for the month is 'Totus Tuus – Totally Yours'.

Divyadaan Rector-Father Banzelao Texeira, noted, "this theme was chosen by St. Pope John Paul II as his personal motto to express his personal consecration to Mary, based on the spiritual approach of St. Louis deMontfort." He urged the community to entrust itself entirely to Mary, and to hold back nothing from God just like Mary.

A Marian pocket calendar, indicating the scheduled activities during the month, was also released. The Marian Month generally consists of: sermonettes, serenade, letters to Mary, bhajan-service, skit-poem competitions and games, all in honour of Mary. The month long Marian devotion is set to conclude with the Marian Nite on 14 August 2021.