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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
New Mission Venture of Ayurveda treatment of the Bethany Congregation New Mission Venture of Ayurveda treatment of the Bethany Congregation
Mangalore Nov 21: Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany have... Read more...

A Fabulous Event to Guinness Book of World Record A Fabulous Event to Guinness Book of World Record
Berhampur Nov 18: It was indeed a rare opportunity for the students and staff of St. Vincent’s Convent... Read more...

Sacramental Joy!!!!! Sacramental Joy!!!!!
Tanzania Nov 18: It was indeed a glad day for all of us... Read more...

The 33rd Provincial Assembly of Northeast Province The 33rd Provincial Assembly of Northeast Province
Guwahati Nov 18: The 33rd Provincial Assembly of the Bethany Sisters in North East Province was... Read more...

Silver Jubilee Celebration Silver Jubilee Celebration
Ranchi, Nov 18: On 30th of October 2017 Silver Jubilee of Sr Margarita and Sr Subasisni... Read more...


ERUPTION OF FOUNDER’S CHARISM AND SPIRIT IN MOTHER HOUSE ERUPTION OF FOUNDER’S CHARISM AND SPIRIT IN MOTHER HOUSE
Nov 8,2017: ERUPTION OF FOUNDER’S CHARISM AND SPIRIT IN MOTHER HOUSE The 56 Bethany sisters who are gathered in... Read more...

Provincial Assembly of the Eastern Province Provincial Assembly of the Eastern Province
November 3, 2017: The 5th Provincial Assembly of the Eastern Province was held at Carmel Nivas, Kokkar, Ranchi from 27th... Read more...

Delegation Abroad rejoices at Installation of Delegation Superior and her team Delegation Abroad rejoices at Installation of Delegation Superior and her team
October 30, 2017: 27th of October, 2017 was a grace-filled day for Bethany in the Delegation Abroad. Read more...

Charism and Spirituality Retreat at Bethany Convent, Bogadi Charism and Spirituality Retreat at Bethany Convent, Bogadi
October 28, 2017: 31 Bethany Sisters of Bangalore Province from 19 communities of the Province came together for their spiritual... Read more...

Decennial Celebration of Bethany’s presence in Sarcelles France Decennial Celebration of Bethany’s presence in Sarcelles France
October 21, 2017: Bethany, oh! Bethany you have grown steadily and extended your branches as and where called for to... Read more...

Social Work Coordinators’ and Animators’ Meet Social Work Coordinators’ and Animators’ Meet
October 17, 2017: Social Work Coordinators and Animators of Eastern Province met at Paradip in Odisha from 12th to... Read more...

A Seminar at Petite fleur de Béthanie, cormeilles- en-Parisis. A Seminar at Petite fleur de Béthanie, cormeilles- en-Parisis.
October 17, 2017: Month of October arrived with lot of freshness, newness and bounty of goodness. On... Read more...

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