EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
As we enter into the Easter Season, I send you my greetings and I pray that the Risen Lord may brighten every dark corner of your life and make it luminous!
Take to heart the words of Pope Francis on the eve of Easter: “At Easter we celebrate Christ Risen, the centre and the purpose of the cosmos and of history. At times the dark of night seems to penetrate the soul; at times we think: “there is nothing more to be done”, and the heart no longer finds the strength to love.... But it is precisely in the darkness that Christ lights the fire of God's love: a flash breaks through the darkness and announces a new start, something begins in the deepest darkness. In that very darkness Christ conquers and rekindles the fire of love. The stone of sorrow is rolled away leaving room for hope.
Behold the great mystery of Easter! Christ has conquered death, and we are with Him. Our life does not end at the stone of the sepulchre, our life goes beyond with hope in Christ who is Risen from that very tomb.
As Christians we are called to be sentinels of the dawn, who can discern the signs of the Risen One, as did the women and the disciples who ran to the tomb at dawn on the first day of the week.”
Have a great Easter Season.
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Welcome to MOUNT MARY BASILICA, Bandra
For over a hundred years situated atop a hillock near Lands End Bandra, overlooking the Arabian Sea is Mount Mary’s Basilica a beautiful edifice in stone that simply stands out in its grandeur, an abode of tranquility, peace, reassurance and hope!
Mount Mary's, affectionately beckons one and all. No invitations are required to spend time with our Blessed Mother. Once inside this beautiful church even a single glance at Mary with the child Jesus is a feast for the eye, both natural and that of faith.
Thanking God or simply paying homage with the simplest or rarest of gifts, Mount Mary’s provides ample scope. For those who are in need of divine grace, to all of you who are troubled with the problems of daily life, come and worship at the Shrine of Mary. She is the Mother of all mankind. She will grant you solace, understanding and Hope. Mother Mary leaves no one unaided.
This website would help you understand the background of this basilica, to keep yourself updated on the timings for the availability of the various services and to become aware of the other special programmes taking place in and around the basilica. You may also use this website to explore the various spiritual questions that time and again come to your mind.
Monsignor Nereus Rodrigues Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra (West) Mumbai, India
For any specific assistance at the Shrine, you can either meet with the Rector, Msgr. Nereus Rodrigues, or the Vice-Rector, Fr. Aniceto Pereira, by appointment.
'Our Lady of the Mount'
Views of the 'Sanctum Sanctorum' depicting the ceiling, the 'Papal Insignia-1954'(left of the altar) & the seven steps' Marble Altar'
The beautiful and serene interior of the Basilica
The nave, viewed from the sanctuary
A relic containing a drop of blood of St. Pope John Paul II presented by the Holy See to the Basilica, the pope had visited this basilica in 1986
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount
Bandra(West). Mumbai 400 050, India
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