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RFC Mascarenhas

Bethany Congregation

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 ...

 

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Mary in the mystery of Annuciation

 

St Therese of Cild Jesus


Martha and Mary of Bethany

 

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Cause of the 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

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“You are the light of the world" “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... more...

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In Search of God In Search of God
The long-awaited day dawned for the 9 Pre- Novices from Northern, Eastern, Bangalore, and Southern Provinces who were initiated to... more...

Extension of Bethany Pre & Primary School building, Vikuge, Tanzania Extension of Bethany Pre & Primary School building, Vikuge, Tanzania
The feast of the Visitation of Mary on 31 May was an auspicious occasion, well chosen for laying the foundation... more...

Inauguration of Staff quarters at V U Bethany College,Manmow,Namsai Inauguration of Staff quarters at V U Bethany College,Manmow,Namsai
V U Bethany College, Manmow Namsai witnessed a significant milestone during its Twin Jubilee year as a small yet stately... more...

INSTALLATION OF PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR AND COUNCILLORS AT BETHANYPROVINCIALATE, VAMANJOOR INSTALLATION OF PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR AND COUNCILLORS AT BETHANYPROVINCIALATE, VAMANJOOR
‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may... more...

Installation Ceremony of Provincial and Council of Western Province Installation Ceremony of Provincial and Council of Western Province
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever ! Ps.107:1” The Western... more...

Installation of Provincial Superior and Team, Bangalore Province Installation of Provincial Superior and Team, Bangalore Province
19 May 2024, the day of the solemnity of Pentecost, embarked a new chapter, a mile stone in the history... more...

Celebrating 25 Years of Devotion: Silver Jubilee of 17 Bethany Sisters Celebrating 25 Years of Devotion: Silver Jubilee of 17 Bethany Sisters
In a heart-warming ceremony marked by faith and gratitude, 17 dedicated Bethany Sisters celebrated their Silver Jubilee, commemorating 25 years... more...

Golden bells chime at Bethany Mother House Golden bells chime at Bethany Mother House
09 May 2024: 21 Golden Jubilarians gathered at Mother house for a 13-day renewal programme which began on 27 April... more...

A New Milestone of Bethany’s Mission at Bethany, Ramdas A New Milestone of Bethany’s Mission at Bethany, Ramdas
“Through wisdom a house is built, by understanding it is established, by knowledge rooms are filled with all precious and... more...

Perpetual Profession, Guwahati Province Perpetual Profession, Guwahati Province
It was a heart touching moment when five young sisters from the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram said... more...

LORD, I AM YOURS FOREVER LORD, I AM YOURS FOREVER
On April 27, 2024, a significant ceremony of Perpetual Profession took place in Bargarh, Odisha. It was an exciting day... more...

Perpetual Profession, Dharwad Perpetual Profession, Dharwad
“My beloved is mine and I am his; he pastures his flock among the lilies. Arise my love, and come.”... more...

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When we take our meals, our recreation, our rest etc. we should do it to please Jesus.

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