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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 ...

 

Spirituality

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
On 96th Foundation day Sagar Community JUBILATES On 96th Foundation day Sagar Community JUBILATES
July 24, 2017: On the occasion of the 96th Foundation Day of our dear Bethany, the parish... Read more...

Foundation day celebration at Bangalore Foundation day celebration at Bangalore
July 22, 2017: The 97th Foundation day was celebrated in a fitting manner at Jyothi... Read more...

Sr Jeevan BS of Bangalore Province is honoured Sr Jeevan BS of Bangalore Province is honoured
July 20,2017: Sr M Jeevan BS, Bethany Provincialate, Bangalore was honoured by Kannanda Sahithya of Sarvajna Nagar Constituency,... Read more...


Sr Rose Celine on Canonical Visitation of the Mother House. Sr Rose Celine on Canonical Visitation of the Mother House.
July 14, 2017: The Canonical visitation of the Superior General Sr Rose Celine commenced on 13th July 2017. She... Read more...

Blessing and Inauguration of the Convent Building at Samoguri in Arunachal Pradesh Blessing and Inauguration of the Convent Building at Samoguri in Arunachal Pradesh
July 12, 2017 : Bethany began its mission at Samoguri in Arunachal Pradesh in May 2010 at... Read more...

The Initiation Ceremony of the candidates to the Pre-Novitiate The Initiation Ceremony of the candidates to the Pre-Novitiate
June 7, 2017: The Initiation Ceremony of the candidates to the Pre-Novitiate was held on 7th June, at 11.00... Read more...

Initiation of Pre-Novices to the Novitiate Initiation of Pre-Novices to the Novitiate
June 7, 2017: The seven Pre-Novices from five states of India were initiated into the Novitiate... Read more...

Meeting of the heads of all the headmistresses of schools and the Institutions Meeting of the heads of all the headmistresses of schools and the Institutions
May 27,2017: On 14 May 2017 a meeting of the heads of all the headmistresses of schools and heads... Read more...

Final Profession at Guwahati, Assam Final Profession at Guwahati, Assam
May 16, 2017: May 1 was a significant day in the annals of North East Province. Six sisters hailing... Read more...

Silver Jubilee Symphony in Bethany - 2017 Silver Jubilee Symphony in Bethany - 2017
May 10,2017: The Silver jubilee celebration of 18 Bethany sisters who are serving in different parts of India and... Read more...

Inaguration of Bathany Convent School, Samalkha Inaguration of Bathany Convent School, Samalkha
May 9, 2017: Northern Province has the joy of sharing with the viewers about the starting of another school... Read more...

Celebration of Perpetual Profession At Rosa Mystica Convent, Kinnikambla. Celebration of Perpetual Profession At Rosa Mystica Convent, Kinnikambla.
April 20,2017: The Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore had the celebration of Perpetual Profession... Read more...

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