Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Once upon a time there was,
A chapel in the sand,
That stood with arms wide open,
To God’s faithful little band.
From very small beginnings,
Spanning fifty years,
She grew in grace and stature,
Through prayers and toil and tears.

Once upon a time she served,
In very humble ways,
Her years of service now repaid,
With plenitude of grace.
She ministers to every soul,
Who enters her to pray,
Her loyal and devoted priests,
Help many souls each day.

Once upon a time she bore,
The scars of passing years,
Her walls were worn and peeling,
Her rooms were small and drear.
Now she stands in splendor,
Her children richly blessed,
Today she is a Parish,
Saint Therese her Patroness.

The Bishop's aspirations,
The clergy's pastoral care,
The strength and inspiration,
Of their vision and their prayers,
Have built a firm foundation,
And the worship offered here,
Will be a lasting testament,
Enduring through the years.

Myra D’Souza / 19 October 2009


  1. Dear Myra,Congrats! Thanks for the lovely poem. God bless you!
    Tony D'S sdb

  2. Thank you! Fantastic!
    God bless you.
    + Camillo

    (Bishop Camillo Ballin)


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Was born in Mumbai.  Studied in St. Michael's Convent in Karwar.  Went to Wadia College in Pune. Did a Secretarial course in Mumbai at Nirmala Niketan and at Burnleys Institute. Came to Kuwait at 21 years of age, and still  here.  Married with 3 wonderful children a girl and two boys and a great husband.