BIS #6705 Marian Month at STI Nashik

By Cl. Hubert Lyngdoh for BISMumbai

The Salesian Training Institute (Novitiate) community inaugurated the celebrations of Marian Month on 16 July 2022. The theme chosen for the month was ‘Mary in Don Bosco’s Dreams’.

The inauguration began with Lauds (Morning Prayers) and an animated Holy Eucharist presided by the Novice Master, Fr Wyman Gonsalves, in honour of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. After the Holy Eucharist, the community moved in procession towards the statue of the Mary Help of Christians, singing a hymn in her honour.

A brief inaugural prayer service was animated by the novices, imploring Our Lady’s assistance in all activities that will be undertaken throughout the month. After the prayer, Fr Gonsalves officially declared the Marian Month open. The brief inaugural ceremony ended with the singing of the Marian Anthem.

The Marian Month will be celebrated with different activities and competitions, and, most importantly, short talks with a focus on ‘Mary in Don Bosco’s Dreams’.