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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...

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
‘Leadership as Graced Companionship’ focus of Eastern Province ‘Leadership as Graced Companionship’ focus of Eastern Province
14 February 2021 It was certainly a graced period when Sr Shaila BS the Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province together... Read more...

Love and Fraternity- The Province Assembly of Bangalore Province Love and Fraternity- The Province Assembly of Bangalore Province
Superiors and Heads of the institutions of Bangalore Province gathered after a long period, after COVID -19 Pandemic lock down... Read more...

‘Rosa Mystica’ Teachers’ Training Institute, Kinnikambla turns Platinum ‘Rosa Mystica’ Teachers’ Training Institute, Kinnikambla turns Platinum
On 04.02.2021, a solemn Thanksgiving Eucharist was officiated by Msgr Maxim Noronha, the Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese and concelebrated... Read more...

Felicitation of Sr M Anseline BS the first Novice Directress in Tanzania Felicitation of Sr M Anseline BS the first Novice Directress in Tanzania
Sr M Anseline BS the first Novice Directress of Bethany Novitiate in Tanzania in Africa and a veteran formator was... Read more...

Release of Bethany’s revised Formation Ratio Release of Bethany’s revised Formation Ratio
1st February 2021 was a red-letter day in the annals of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower... Read more...

First four from Tanzania make their first Profession in Bethany Congregation First four from Tanzania make their first Profession in Bethany Congregation
On 23rd January 2021, four Tanzanian Novices Sr Clara Mariamu, Sr Anitha Fadhila, Sr Bernadeta Nonkondo and Sr Veronica Mamue... Read more...

Drinking Deep from the Springs to be Revitalized Drinking Deep from the Springs to be Revitalized
16 January 2021: Indeed, with great desire and expectation to drink deep from the springs of the charism and spirituality,... Read more...

Diamond Death Anniversary of the Servant of God Mgr RFC Mascarenhas Diamond Death Anniversary of the Servant of God Mgr RFC Mascarenhas
On this auspicious morning of 20 Dec. 2020 memory of the past 60 years was revived of the home going... Read more...

The Bethany Social Service Trust ®Mangalore Celebrates Silver Jubilee of its Existence The Bethany Social Service Trust ®Mangalore Celebrates Silver Jubilee of its Existence
The celebrations were held on December 19, 2020 beginning with a thanksgiving Eucharist officiated by Rev Fr Felix SJ and... Read more...

 Release of Bethany Centenary Calendar 2021 Release of Bethany Centenary Calendar 2021
6 December 2020: A simple yet memorable event took place on 6 December 2020 in Pushpalaya Hall, Bethany Mother House,... Read more...

Bethany Centenary Special Book Launch Event Bethany Centenary Special Book Launch Event
03 December 2020: Feast of St Francis Xavier, patron of India and patron of foreign missions witnessed, Bethany Centenary Special... Read more...

Release of ‘Bethany Vibes’ -   Newsletter of Bangalore Province Release of ‘Bethany Vibes’ - Newsletter of Bangalore Province
November 22, 2020: The feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year was... Read more...

Centenary Year Tertians initiated to the Formation Programme Centenary Year Tertians initiated to the Formation Programme
16 November 2020: Proud to be called, ‘Tertians of the Centenary Year’, 19 tertians belonging to eight provinces of the... Read more...

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