St. Francis Xavier Province, India

Sunday, January 29

Here I am Lord, come to do your will


     Our Province of "Saint Francis Xavier" India  takes proud in sharing the joy of  celebrating the perpetual vows of Sisters Rose Gulab Ekka and Chinju Babu on 26th january, 2023 at Pune. 
     On the same day our novices Jenisha, Meda ia i, Steffi, Arpan, Selvina and Reshma have made their first profession and added more joy to all of us. Welcome to our family of Carmel dear sisters. 
It was a double celebration and We are indeed glad to congratulate you dear young sisters for your generosity in offering yourself to God and His people. Wish you all the best so that you live your life and do your best and so God will bless you the rest of your life in all the ways. 

Friday, November 25

Celebration in Maharashtra

Closing celebration of the 150th death anniversary of Bl. Francisco Palau 

Our four communities in Maharashtra state, India:  St. Francis Xavier,  Our Lady of Carmel, Bld. Francisco Palau, St. Therese of the Child Jesus Novitiate and CMS members assembled in ‘Our Lady of the Forsaken’ Church, Malwani together with the Parish Councilors  and the parishioners.

Everyone came before time with eagerness and full of joy for the celebration.   It was a day of thanking God for the rich spirituality of our Founder and for the many blessings we received through his intercession.  We had Rev. Fr. Nelson OCD as main celebrant and Rev. Fr. Aubrey Fernandes was the con celebrant.      

We began the Eucharistic celebration with the entrance dance by our novices.  The readings of the day highlighted the important tenet of Christian faith in the resurrection. Based on the readings Fr. Nelson said that our life here on Earth is a journey and is a passing reality.  We live our life as sojourners here on earth in communion with the mother church that guides us to walk in the path which our Lord Jesus has shown to us. Blessed Francisco Palau whose 150th death anniversary we celebrate always strived to preserve the perfect communion by loving God and neighbour. He was a man of courage and never gave up.  He went through persecution for the sake of his beloved the church.  Prayer life, community life and apostolic life flowed as a fruit of this communion. Finally father wished us saying, ‘May all the Carmelite Missionary Sisters be successful in attaining this perfect communion by their prayer life and service towards humanity’. 

Fr. Henry Sequeira our parish priest blessed us with festal wishes and prayed for the Canonization of our Founder and also for vocations.  This was followed by Power point presentation on the life of Fr. Founder and the mission of Sisters.  Fr. Nelson blessed the faithful with Fr. Founder’s Relic and after the mass the faithful venerated it. Then we had thrilling games and fraternal meal.  We enjoyed, thanked God and each other for the inspiring and meaningful celebration.

6th November, 2022 

Malwani, Prithikunj, Dongri, Pune 


Sunday, October 30

songs presented for the Palautian music by Indian Province on the occasion of 150th death anniversary of our founder Blessed Francisco papau y quer. Let us congratulate each participant for their lyrics and melodious singing. Kindly click the link below. 

Congratulation dear sisters.

Friday, July 1

Vocational Testimonies of Sisters from Carmelite Missionaries

Let's saw the seeds........ 

It's our great pleasure to have our dear sisters with vocational testimonies to motivate the young generation to join the religious life. Thank you dear sisters for those who took the initiative to share your vocational journey with us. May it touch many young people to follow Christ in the family of Carmel. We wish many more sisters to come forward to share your rich experiences. 

Kindly watch the vocational testimonies of our sisters from Indian Province, Carmelite Missionary, India. 

Click the links given below





Saturday, May 21

 Congratulations dear Silver Jubilerian Sisters 

Sr. Sunita Sr. Sangita

 Jubilee is a time for looking back and looking forward. The book of Leviticus illustrates the spirit of Jubilee, as an occasion of grateful remembrance of the past events; of rejoicing for the graces received; of recognition of God’s faithfulness. As we look at our lives, we would like to repeat the words “My Soul magnifies the Lord my savior’ these joyous words of Mary resounds in my ears. Indeed it is the time of rejoicing, a time of thanks giving for the wonders God has done, for last 25 years , a day of gratitude for God’s amazing love and fidelity, a day of recommitment to the Lord my Savior. It was a journey to experience God’s personal and special love. We thank the Lord for His fidelity towards me. we owe a debt of gratitude to Sr. Lila Rose Ramirez, our superior general and her council, to our present Provincial Sr. Philomena Menezes and her council, and all the former provincials and council, for their support, continues guidance, care and the opportunities they gave us. Special thanks to all the formators, sisters in different communities for being part of our lives by moulding us according to His likeness and image. They have added glamour to our vocational journey. 

  Pope Francis tells us that living the present with passion means becoming “experts in communion” we are called to offer a real model of community which, by acknowledging the dignity of each person and sharing our respective gifts, makes it possible to live as brothers and sisters, where we live our lives and help others to live theirs. Yes our community members have played a great role in our lives, and helped us to grow. We are grateful to our parents, brothers, sisters and family members for sowing the seed of faith and nourishing us with proper guidance. We pray to God that He may give them their rewards.


Congratulations dear Sr. Santi for saying yes to carry out Gods mission in the Family of Carmel


                                                           Thank you Lord 

 How can I praise you enough…how can I thank you enough, most loving God  How can I love you enough, is a song that is humming in my heart today as I made my first profession. I stand before our creator with owe for his wonders in my life and I bow before Him with gratitude for his bountiful love and faithfulness to me. I have no words to express but with simplicity and gratitude I say “Thank you Lord for everything.” During my two years of novitiate I experienced the immense love of Jesus, who called me to be his own, in the family of Carmel. I experienced His presence and closeness in every moment of my life. I thank Him for His unconditional love towards me and choosing me to be His instrument and to continue His mission on earth by sharing His love to the people around me. Prayer had been a source of strength for me to face the difficulties and challenges of my life and to become strong in my religious life. I felt Jesus saying to me “I have no hands but yours; I have no feet but yours”. I was moved by this experience and I surrendered myself to Him. Life in the mission also gave me the desire to give myself to the service of others. The pain and struggles of the people helped me to increase my love for mission and to serve them. The commitment and dedication of the sisters also gave me encouragement to be like them. I am grateful to God who called me to work in His vineyard and to abide in His love. I also take this opportunity to thank all the sisters of our province, and my formators who supported and guided me all throughout my formation. Specially I thank Sr. Mini Cyriac, for her constant accompaniment and guidance which helped me to understand the love of God and to grow in my vocation. I thank my Provincial Sr. Philomena Menezes and her councilors who accepted me to become a part of our Congregation. 

 Sr. Santi Mard