Of Powerful Intentions & Dancing Gods

Brendan Dias Bandra, Catholic, Events, Mumbai 2 Comments

Photography: Brendan Dias
Words: Ayesha Phoenix Dominica
Archbishop Fulton Sheen so rightfully called the rosary a book. “It is the book of the blind,” he said, “Where souls see and enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.”
And it was in this power that the community of Chapel Road, Bandra came together as part of the Bandra Feast celebrations, on the morning of September 13 & 20, 2015, and opened this book of simplicity, by sending into the heavens rosary balloons filled with the prayers of many a being. LED balloons that resembled twinkling sapphires in the evening sky, each one symbolizing that little spark within, were also sent up, as the earth moved away from the sun.
While the gathering was one of revelry and camaraderie, every intention sent up on the wings of a prayer was filled with heart and soul. With all the music and dance complementing the occasion, one could only help but realise they were in the midst of a people that truly believe in a dancing God.

Comments 2

  1. The pictures and words truly display the old camaraderie of Chapel Road. On a wing of a prayer, we claimed our road and dedicated it once more to Mother Mary and the Lord of the Dance.

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