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Ballet on Priesthood Attracts Huge Audience in Bellary

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BELLARY, SEP. 08: Thousands of people keenly watched a ballet on priesthood, presented on the occasion of the annual feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary held at the Bellary Mathe Shrine, Sep. 8 in Bellary.

The ballet entitled “Kristana Padiyacchu” (The Seal of Christ), a Kannada dance drama was presented by the diocesan Bhagavathvani Centre involving about 120 young artistes.

Lauding the effort, the Bishop of Bellary Henry D’Souza said, “Priesthood is a precious gift of God to humanity. It is a calling to holiness of life through the triple ministry of preaching the word, administering the sacrament and shepherding”.

The ballet highlighted the significance of priesthood both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, stressing on the role triple functions of ministerial priesthood.


The Ballet was directed by Fathers Mari Joseph, Thomas Santhosh and Francis Chinnappa.


The annual feast of the shrine attracts huge crowds from in and around Bellary. People flock to the popular shrine, irrespective of their religious and linguistics affiliations.

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