MAGNIFICAT - MORYAL SANZ
AT DON BOSCO HALL, MAGALORE By Fr Stephen Dsouza St Anne’s Friary Capuchin Friars presented ‘Magnificat’ - Moryal
Sanz ‘An evening of Marian Songs’, on 3rd April 2022, at Don Bosco Hall.
The programe began at 5.45 pm with the arrival of Dr Peter Paul Saldanha,
Bishop of Mangalore Diocese.
Rupal D’Souza anchored the event. Fr John Fernandes welcomed the
dignitaries namely Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha, Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza
the planner of the event, Fr Prem vicar of St Anne’s Friary, Fr Chetan
PRO of Udupi Diocese, Fr Rupert Barboza, the religious men and women and
Fr Chetan speaking of the event “Magnificat” explained the role of
Mother Mary in the salvation history. He said, “Mary was standing
beneath the cross. She was a courageous woman and not a sorrowful mother
or a woman who cried on the way of the cross. She stood under the cross
when all others had deserted Jesus. She accompanied Jesus in his
Fr Melwyn addressing the gathering thanked all the sponsors, benefactors
and well-wishers who supported his plan and helped financially. Fr Lancy
Rebello, Fr Prakash Colaco and Fr Stephen D’Souza read the names of the
sponsors and event organizers of the Moryal Sanz. They were felicitated
with a bouquet of flowers and memento by the Bishop, Fr Rupert and Fr
“Moryal Sanz” began with the Prayer dance by Ms Suzan Pinto. Thereafter
the following events were presented: Dialogue between Joseph and Mary,
Dialogue between Children and Jesus, Wedding at Cana, Mary’s
participation in the Passion of Christ with the visual effects.
Choreography for the event was done by Mr Prashanth and Mrs Deepika. Mrs
Joshal D’Souza played the role of Mary in Mary’s participation in the
Passion of Christ.
At the end of the event the gathered assembly wished Fr Paul Melwyn
D’Souza a very happy birthday. The Bishop, Friars of St Anne’s Friary
and the family members joined Fr Melwyn in slicing the Birthday cake.
Dr Peter Paul Saldanha in his address highly appreciated the wonderful
presentation the “Magnificat”. He said that during this season of Lent
it has helped us to see Mary as a model for our following of Christ. He
spoke of Mary as ‘full of grace’ and the beauty of the Cross never fades
away. He thanked Fr Paul Melwyn the master mind of the event and all the
Capuchin friars for the Moryal Sanz.
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