Carmel Convent, Pezar

 

Pezar, a village is one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of Mangaluru, more than 300 years old. As per the new thrust of Vatican II for Religious Congregations to move into the villages, the Apostolic Carmel felt the urge to venture into villages. The opportunity came in 1973. There was a request for the sisters to take up vacancies in the Parish School of Pezar. In January 1973, Fr. Valerian Colaco, the Parish Priest of Pezar came personally to Sister M. Vera the then Pro-Provincial Superior of the Pro-Province of Mysore requesting her to help in the upliftment of the Pezar village through Schools.

Due to the lack of personnel the idea of opening a Convent at Pezar did not materialize immediately. On April 19 1974 the then Superior General, Mother Carmelita accepted the invitation and on June 1st, 1974. Sister Marcian took charge of the School. She and Sisters Bertille and Prathima stayed in a vacant house belonging to Mr. Santhan Pinto.

On September 9 1975, the foundation stone for a new Convent was blessed by Fr Aloysius D’Souza, the Parish Priest and laid by Sister Fridoline. The construction work was completed within a year and on May 4 1976 the Convent blessed by Rt Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore. In August 1977 the verandah was enclosed with weld mesh. The prayer room was extended to make it large enough to serve as a Chapel. On May 21 1980 a new Chapel was blessed and Mass offered by His Lordship Bishop Basil S. D’Souza.

In 1998 the boundary wall was done. The front portion of the existing Convent building was extended with a cement roof. Later on fiber sheets were fixed giving it a new look.

At present the community consists of five sisters. From the very start the Sisters gave full assistance and services to the parish. They continue to take an active part in all the parish activities, see to the Sacristy work, prepare children for First Holy Communion, teach Catechism and conduct Sodality meetings. They work wholeheartedly and live a simple life.

Contact Details:
Carmel Convent
Pezar, Kalavar Post
Via Bajpe
Mangaluru – 574 142
Karnataka
Ph. No. (0824) 2292755
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 Superiors:

 

1.Sister M. Ottilia A.C.
1976-1977
 

2.Sister M. Norma A.C.
1977-1983

 3.Sister M. Clarice A.C.
1983-1984
 

4.Sister M. Eucheria A.C.
1984-1988

5.Sister M. Fulgencia A.C.
1988-1991

6.Sister Evelyn Marie A.C.
1991-1994
 

7.Sister M. Norma A.C.
1994-2000
 

8.Sister Monica D’Souza A.C.
2000-2006
 

9.Sister Maria Niveditha A.C.
2006-2012
 

10.Sister M. Rosilde A.C.
2012-

   
       
       
       

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