FIRMLY CONFRONTING THE GLOBALIZATION OF INDIFFERENCE
Ash Wednesday, 18th Feb, ushers us into the joyful season of Lent, preceding the even more joyful season of Easter. Totally 90 days of grace-filled moments to revitalize our lives!
In his message Pope Francis exhorts us to “make our hearts firm to confront a globalization of indifference that is sweeping the world by practicing acts of charity and becoming islands of mercy for brothers and sisters in need.”
Even as Indian Christians are feeling persecuted because of vandalisation of churches, we also become conscious that we have not expressed sufficient solidarity with other Christian communities, like for example in Iraq, Syria and Lybia, and with people of other faiths elsewhere on the globe, who are also persecuted.
This Lenten season let us engage in the formation of the heart by allowing the Spirit of God to pierce it and to lead us closer to brothers and sisters in need.
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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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