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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
Golden & Silver bells ring at Mangalore Province Golden & Silver bells ring at Mangalore Province
11th February 2018; The Golden Jubilee and silver jubilee bells were ringing audibly in Mangalore Province,... Read more...

Candle Light Procession Praying Rosary Candle Light Procession Praying Rosary
February 10,2018 On the eve of the Feast of our Lady of Lourdes, the Sisters of... Read more...

Bethany Pre- Primary School L.K.G. day celebration Bethany Pre- Primary School L.K.G. day celebration
Bangalore 7 Feb, 2017: The Bethany Pre-Primary School L.K.G. day and Sacred Heart School prize distribution day, Basrikatte Chikkamagaluru... Read more...

A way to transform unto Christ A way to transform unto Christ
Bethany Mother House Bendur 07 February, 2018: We the 31 pearls of Bethany hailing from 7 states came together... Read more...

Staying awake to invoke the Lord Staying awake to invoke the Lord
Guwahati (North East Province) February 05,2018: Immediately after the celebration of the birth of Christ, fifty six Sisters of the... Read more...

Zonal level Bethany Lay Associates Meet - Bangalore Zonal level Bethany Lay Associates Meet - Bangalore
Bangalore, Feb 1,2018, : It was an amazing day for the BLA members of Bangalore zone to come... Read more...

Lord we worship you Lord we worship you
January 24,2018: 24 hours vigil before the Blessed Sacrament was organized in Bethany Provincial house, Maria Nivas,Dharwad, on... Read more...

The Enlarged Council Meeting The Enlarged Council Meeting
January 20,2018: The members of the Enlarged Council assembled in the chapel on 8th January,... Read more...

Congratulations to Sr Jacintha on being awarded  the Best Teacher  Award Congratulations to Sr Jacintha on being awarded the Best Teacher Award
Arsikere January 8,2017: “Bethany is my joy and crown. I have come here to keep... Read more...

Job Mela in Jyothi School Campus Job Mela in Jyothi School Campus
January 03,2018: Job opportunity for the jobless people was organized by AksharaFoundation on 30th December. Inauguration... Read more...

A thousand gather to pay tribute to the Servant of God Raymond  Mascarenhas A thousand gather to pay tribute to the Servant of God Raymond Mascarenhas
Bendur. 23 Dec. 2017: The 57th Death Anniversary of Mgr. Raymond F C Mascarenhas, the founder of St Sebastian... Read more...

Bethany Lay Association Day at Sagar Bethany Lay Association Day at Sagar
Sagar Dec 19: It was indeed a great joy as we celebrated the “Bethany... Read more...

Christmas Celebration at Jyothi Nilaya, Bangalore Christmas Celebration at Jyothi Nilaya, Bangalore
Jyothi Nilaya, Bangalore Dec:19: BLA members of Jyothi Nilaya celebrated Christmas by sharing the joy, love and peace of... Read more...

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