Prelude to Annual Feast of Milagres Cathedral, "Maadi Fest" observed, begins Novena

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 09-01-2017 10:58:59

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Udupi :  Prelude to Annual Feast of Our Lady of Miracles, "Madi Fest" was celebrated at the Milagres Cathedral on Sunday, 8 January, 2017, which declared open the Annual Feast – 2017 by hoisting the Milagres  Flag.













 Madi Fest was celebrated on Sunday before the start of Nine days Novena which commences on the next day i.e. from Monday 9th January 2017. The annual Parish Feast to be celebrated on 17th January and 18th January, 2017 this year.

As per the tradition, since centuries, on account of the annual parish feast, Madi Fest was celebrated by hoisting Our Lady of Milagres Flag in front of the church which was held this year also. The parish Flag this year hoisted by Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, Rector and Vicar of Milagres Cathedral along with other priests and Parish Pastoral Council members. During the occasion along with Rector of the Cathedral, Rev Fr. Rolwin Aranha, Asst. parish priest, Rev Fr. Wilfred Lewis, local priest, Rev Fr. Herald Mathias of Pilar Fathers were present.

The historical Madi Fest tradition has been celebrated by our ancestors since three centuries at Our Lady of Miracles Church, Kallianpur. By local tradition, it is called “Kodi Yeroni” in Tulu language for the preparation of The Annual grand Feast. This traditional custom is celebrated 9 days before with novenas to Our Lady of Miracles. In front of the Church campus, parish flag with a portrait picture of Our Lady of Miracles was hoisted at the top end of an Areca nut tree (Madi) pole. Even after the Milagres Church becomes Cathedral of the Udupi Diocese, the same custom is continued to commemorate the event “Madi Fest”. But now instead of Areca nut tree, silver coated pole will be used to hoist the flag.

The Confraternity Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, 15th January, 2017 which Eucharistic mass which will be held at 4 p.m. followed by a Eucharistic procession which culminated at Ozanum Home for the Aged campus.


Our Lady of Miracles, Milagres Cathedral Kallianpur Solemn Vespers will be celebrated on Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 at 6.45 p.m. Annual Feast High mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 18th January, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. This year the annual feast will be celebrated by all families of Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur.

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