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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...

Northeast Province and Madonna Convent Kolasib, turns Diamond Northeast Province and Madonna Convent Kolasib, turns Diamond
The Feast of the transfiguration of our Blessed Lord on 6th August was a memorable day in the history of... Read more...

Feast of Mount Carmel and the 101st Foundation Day celebrated Feast of Mount Carmel and the 101st Foundation Day celebrated
Bethany is a gift of love from the Father to the Church and the world. It is tended with maternal... Read more...

Journeying on the path of Abiding in His love Journeying on the path of Abiding in His love
5th July 2022 was a memorable day in the annals of Bethany Pre- Novitiate Bogadi, Mysore. The 27 candidates belonging... Read more...

Unto the Full Stature of Christ as His Compassionate Disciples Unto the Full Stature of Christ as His Compassionate Disciples
29th June, the solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul was an unforgettable day in the life of 19 Tertians... Read more...

Starting Afresh with the New Leadership Team Starting Afresh with the New Leadership Team
24 June 2022 the Feast Day of Immaculate Heart of Mary, was a memorable day in the Annals of the... Read more...

Double Milestones at Bethany Novitiate, Barasat Double Milestones at Bethany Novitiate, Barasat
13th June 2020Installation of Sr Jhansi as the Superior and Novice Directress of Bethany Novitiate, Barasat, Kolkota took place on... Read more...

A Milestone - On the Path of Following the Beloved A Milestone - On the Path of Following the Beloved
7 June 2022 was a long awaited and memorable day in the annals of Rosa Mystica Novitiate, Kinnikambla. 19 Pre-novices... Read more...

The Joyful Birth of Bethany at Khatima, Bareilly Diocese The Joyful Birth of Bethany at Khatima, Bareilly Diocese
5 June 2022 In God’s holy design the erection of the 20th community of Northern Province and 193rd community of the... Read more...

Installation of the Novice Directress at Rosa Mystica Installation of the Novice Directress at Rosa Mystica
31 May the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady was a befitting day for the installation Sr Preethi Prathima... 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...

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