Tredicina in preparation for St Anthony’s Annual feast commences at Milagres

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Tredicina in preparation for St Anthony’s Annual feast commences at Milagres

Mangaluru: As the solemn annual feast of St Anthony of Padua is within the site, Tredicina-a 13-day long novena to the popular saint began on May 31, 2024, in Milagres Church, Mangaluru.

Fr Bonaventure Nazareth, Parish Priest, Milagres Church inaugurated the Tredicina by celebrating the first-day novena mass along with Fr J B Crasta, Director, St. Anthony Charitable Institutions, Jeppu, and Fr Avinash Pais, assistant director of the ashram.

On the first day of the novena, the mass was celebrated by Fr Bonaventure Nazareth for the intentions of all women. He preached on the theme, “Prayer and visits deepen our connection with God and our neighbors.”

Hundreds of devotees participated in the devotion.

The 13-day novena in preparation for the annual feast of St Anthony will go up to June 12.

Daily novena masses will be held at 6:00 am and 11:30 am at St. Anthony Ashram in Jeppu. Lunch will be provided to all devotees.

Dr Francis Serrao, Bishop of Shimoga, and Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore will be the main celebrants for the main festive Holy Mass on June 13, 2024, at Jeppu Ashram and Milagres Church respectively.

Report & Photos: Canara Communication Centre, Mangalore


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