Carmelite friars from the Karnataka-Goa Province have constructed a Prayer Garden in the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Benoni, South Africa. The garden was blessed by Archbishop Buti Thagale of Johannesburg on the 21st of November, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
During the celebration of Mass, the Archbishop thanked all those responsible for the creation of such a beautiful garden where people can come to meet God. The site has also been envisaged as a place for healing. Father Arvin Tauro, Superior and Parish Priest, thanked everybody who had contributed to making the dream of a Prayer Garden become an actual reality. The Archbishop also blessed the tabernacle in the chapel of the Spirituality Centre.
All the Indian Carmelite missionaries, Frs. Mari Joe, Boniface D’Souza, John D’Souza, Rayan Pais and Antony Stephen were able to take part in the celebration.