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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
A New Community in Nepal A New Community in Nepal
June 17 2018: Bethany opened its 185th Branch House in a new... Read more...

 CELEBRATION AND JUBILATION CELEBRATION AND JUBILATION
June 8 2018:“I am 101 and I begin 102”, says Mother Lucina, as she celebrates... Read more...

 NEW PROVINCIAL TEAM IN NORTHERN PROVINCE NEW PROVINCIAL TEAM IN NORTHERN PROVINCE
June 25 2018: It is God who ensures growth and we are His instruments. Read more...

Silver Jubilee of Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate Behala Silver Jubilee of Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate Behala
June 14, 2018:It was a great day, as the Silver Jubilee bells of Sacred Heart Pre-Novitiate Behala rang,... Read more...

 Initiation of the Pre-novices into Novitiate in Rosa Mystica Novitiate Initiation of the Pre-novices into Novitiate in Rosa Mystica Novitiate
In search of Jesus…..June 6th 2018: It was an important day in the history of Rosa Mystica Novitiate, Kinnikambla. Read more...

INAUGURATION  OF THE CHAPEL AND THE EXTENSION BLOCK OF BETHEL CONVENT, PERMANNUR INAUGURATION OF THE CHAPEL AND THE EXTENSION BLOCK OF BETHEL CONVENT, PERMANNUR
15th June 2018: At 10.30pm the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Bethel Convent at Permannur Mangaluru... Read more...

Inter–Province Renewal Programme Inter–Province Renewal Programme
June 9th 2018: A memorable Inter-Province Renewal programme held from 3rd to 9th June 2018 at Bethany... Read more...

Call of the National CRI to move to the peripheries Call of the National CRI to move to the peripheries
Chennai, June 1, 2018: The National Conference of Religious in India (CRI) was held on the theme 'Current Scenario, Move... Read more...

The 99th birthday of Sr Refuge The 99th birthday of Sr Refuge
May 20, 2018 :The 99th birthday of Sr Refuge was celebrated on May 20, 2018 at Jyothi... Read more...

Sr Rose Celine the Superior General greets His Excellency the Internuncio Sr Rose Celine the Superior General greets His Excellency the Internuncio
May 29,2018: Sr Rose Celine met His Excellency Gian Battista Diquattro, the Apostolic Nuncio, along with Sr Lilitta BS... Read more...

A  MEMORABLE LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME AT BETHANY A MEMORABLE LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME AT BETHANY
May 13, 2018: Bethany Generalate, Bendur: 51 sisters from all over India and Tanzania attended a five... Read more...

Installation Ceremony, Bethany southern Province Installation Ceremony, Bethany southern Province
May 24, 2018: was a red letter day in the annals of the Congregation of... Read more...

 Bethany Lay Associates’ zonal meeting of Mizoram Bethany Lay Associates’ zonal meeting of Mizoram
April 28,2108: Kolasib Northeast: The first Bethany Lay Associates’ zonal meeting of Mizoram was held on 28... Read more...

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