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The Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, popularly known as Bethany Sisters, was founded in Mangalore on July 16, 1921 by the late Msgr Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, with four members viz. Sr Martha, Sr Clare, Sr Lourdes and Sr Gertrude to participate in the mission of the Church by responding to the prevailing needs of the times.
The Congregation was founded chiefly for the Catholic education of the rural poor, specially girls, teaching of Catechism in parish communities and schools, instruction of catechumens and neophytes, care of the children, the sick and the elderly. The Sisters are involved in pastoral, educational, social and medical apostolates according to the needs of the place. The Congregation started with 4 Sisters has at present 1383 members serving in 178 Convents all over India and Europe and Africa.
Like most of the Congregations, Bethany had a very simple beginning; however, it had noble ideals rooted in Indian philosophy. Self reliance, dignity of labour, simplicity of life, education in the vernacular and vocationalisation of education, focus on primary education and adult education, development of villages for the progress of the country and emancipation of women were some of the ideals that our Founder and the founding members upheld. ..read more ...

 

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Mary in the mystery of Annuciation

 

St Therese of Cild Jesus


Martha and Mary of Bethany

 

Founder's Memorial

 

 

Prayer through the Intercession of Founder

The delegates of the thirteenth General Chapter who met at Bethany Convent, Mangalore in 1998 deliberated to request the Bishop of the Diocese of Mangalore to initiate the Cause of Beatification of the Founder, Mgr Raymond FC Mascarenhas.  ..read more

IMAGE “You are the light of the world"
  “You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine that the people see your good works and give glory to your Father in... Read More...

Sr Rose Celine BS
Superior General

Sr Lillis BS
Asst Superior General

Sr Shanthi Priya BS
II Councillor

Sr Mariette BS
III Councillor

Sr Lilitta BS
IV Councillor

Sr Christine BS
Procurator General

Prison Day celebration at Central Jail, Dharwad Prison Day celebration at Central Jail, Dharwad
September 22, 2017: "I was in prison and you came to visit me... " Sr Assumpta, Sr.Sally and Sisters from... Read more...

Bethany spreading its branches beyond Oasis: Bethany in Thies, Sénégal Bethany spreading its branches beyond Oasis: Bethany in Thies, Sénégal
September 18, 2017 : The feast of Our Lady of Dolores i.e. 15th of September was a red letter day... Read more...

Province Assembly of Bangalore Province August 25-27,2017 Province Assembly of Bangalore Province August 25-27,2017
August 31, 2017: The Province Assembly of Bangalore Province commenced at Bethany Provincial House, Kacharakanahalli, Bangalore on 25th August morning. Read more...

Feast Day celebration of Sr Rose Celine Feast Day celebration of Sr Rose Celine
August 26, 2017: Rose in the morning, rose in the afternoon, rose in the evening, was the chorus... Read more...


Annual Meeting on Temporal Administration held on 14 August, 2017 Annual Meeting on Temporal Administration held on 14 August, 2017
August 14, 2017: The General and Provincial administrative team members and the Sisters involved in temporal... Read more...

Vocation Animation Programme held on Sunday 13 August Vocation Animation Programme held on Sunday 13 August
August 19, 2017: The Congregational level annual meet of Vocation Animators began at 8.45 a.m. on Sunday 13th of... Read more...

The Annual meeting of the Medical Coordinators The Annual meeting of the Medical Coordinators
August 16, 2017: The Annual meeting of the Medical Coordinators was held on 12.08.2017 at Bethany Mother House, Mangaluru. Sr... Read more...

St.Theresa's celebrates Independence Day, 2017 St.Theresa's celebrates Independence Day, 2017
August 16: Mr Maruti Nayak, the Police Inspector of Kadri police station, hoisted the National Flag... Read more...

The Annual Meeting of the Coordinators of Social Work The Annual Meeting of the Coordinators of Social Work
August 14, 2017: The annual meeting of the Coordinators of social work of... Read more...

Annual Meetings of the Congregation Annual Meetings of the Congregation
August 11, 2017: Annual Meetings of the Congregation commenced on 10th August 2017. Rev Sr Rose Celine... Read more...

Bethany Day Celebration at the Mother House Bethany Day Celebration at the Mother House
August 3, 2017: ‘Bethany day’ in Mother House, Bendur was celebrated on 29th July, beginning... Read more...

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