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RFC Mascarenhas

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...

Wholehearted ‘Yes’ of 15 Youthful Hearts to Their Beloved Wholehearted ‘Yes’ of 15 Youthful Hearts to Their Beloved
16th May 2022 was a memorable day in the annals of Bethany Novitiate, Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal. Fifteen second year... Read more...

Tolling of Silver bells at Bethany Mother House, Bendur Tolling of Silver bells at Bethany Mother House, Bendur
Bendur, 11 May 2022: It was a red letter day to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower... Read more...

Celebrating Golden years of Consecrated life in Bethany Celebrating Golden years of Consecrated life in Bethany
9 May 2022: 27 Golden Jubilarians of the year 2022 gathered in Bethany Mother House, Bendur, for a short renewal... Read more...

Perpetual Profession of Bethany Sisters held at St Joseph the Worker Church Vamanjoor Perpetual Profession of Bethany Sisters held at St Joseph the Worker Church Vamanjoor
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore celebrated the perpetual profession of 21 Sisters on... Read more...

The Five Wise Virgins Make their First Vows at Rosa Mystica The Five Wise Virgins Make their First Vows at Rosa Mystica
21 April 2022 was a memorable day in the annals of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower... Read more...

Installation of the Provincial Superior at Guwahati Province Installation of the Provincial Superior at Guwahati Province
8 April 2022 is a red lettered day that marked the historic moment with the Installation of the new Provincial... Read more...

Installation of the Provincial Superior at Bethany, Southern Province, Chevayur Installation of the Provincial Superior at Bethany, Southern Province, Chevayur
A significant milestone in the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Southern Province... Read more...

Bethany Eastern Province Installation of  Provincial Superior at Kadru, Ranchi Bethany Eastern Province Installation of Provincial Superior at Kadru, Ranchi
The installation of Sr Jessy Maria as the Provincial Superior, Sr Anita Moras as the Asst Provincial Superior, Sr Christine... Read more...

International Women’s Day at Sahodaya, Bethany International Women’s Day at Sahodaya, Bethany
International Women’s Day was celebrated with zest at Sahodaya Bethany SevaKendra, a wing of Bethany Social Service Trust ® Bendur,... Read more...

SR ROSE CELINE RE-ELECTED SUPERIOR GENERAL OF BETHANY SISTERS SR ROSE CELINE RE-ELECTED SUPERIOR GENERAL OF BETHANY SISTERS
On Friday, February 11, 2022, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sr Rose Celine BS was re-elected by the... Read more...

Tanzania Delegation Blessed with New Leadership Team Tanzania Delegation Blessed with New Leadership Team
9th January 2022, the solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord was a day of great rejoicing and immense... Read more...

Second batch of Novices in Tanzania make their First Profession. Second batch of Novices in Tanzania make their First Profession.
8th January 2022 was an auspicious day in the history of Bethany Congregation as well as of Tanzania Delegation. The... Read more...

Silver Years of Bethany, Nouakchott in Maurtania, West Africa. Silver Years of Bethany, Nouakchott in Maurtania, West Africa.
It was a feast for the eyes when thirteen sisters from four communities of North West Africa gathered in Nouakchott... Read more...

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