Cyprian Monis was ordained Priest by Bishop Aloysius Paul Dsouza of Mangalore on December 27th..Two other Jesuits for the Karnataka Province were ordained together with him
The Ordination Ceremony ,con celebrated by over 70 Priests, was a solemn and a spiritually enriching event for the large crowd gathered at the St Aloysius College Hall..Cyprian was led to the altar by his aged mother and brother
A tastefully prepared back drop and a choir which led the Congregation in song added to the solemnity of the service, which was completely in Konkani
Apart from the fact that he was ordained ,Cyprian could not hide his delight that there was a fairly large contingent from Gujarat which included. Jerry Sequeira,Lawrence Lobo, Felix Gonsalves,Robert Mascarenhas,Erwin Lasrado,Maxim Crasta,Ronald Sanctis and Cedric Prakash.
Jerry,in shhudh Konkani spoke at the public felicitation Ceremomy which followed the ordinations. All now look forward to Cyprian s first Mass tomorrow which will take in his home parish of St Peter Claver.,Arva...some 60 kms away from Mangalore
Fr. Cedric Prakash sj