Bethany Educational Society ® Mangalore

Educational Apostolate

Glimpses of Graceful History

Established : 16.07.1921
Registered : 04.09.1948
Registration No : No.17/1948-1949

The Bethany Educational Society ® (BES) Mangalore is run by the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore with its Head Office at Bethany Convent, Mangalore. It imparts value based education through Balwadi Centres, Pre-Primary, Primary and High Schools, Pre-University Colleges, Degree Colleges and Vocational Training Centres with the motto – Transformative Education for Fullness of Life for all specially the poor and the girl children. 

The Servant of God
Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas - the Founder


The Founding Members


The First Council of Management of BES

The Bethany Educational Society was registered on 4th September 1948 with the title, The Bethany Educational Society ®, Mangalore, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. There were 34 institutions under Madras and Bombay Presidencies at the time of Registration. The list included Agricultural Farm Centres, Weaving Centres, Tailoring and Embroidery Centres etc. in addition to Educational Centres. They speak of the farsighted and holistic vision of the Founder: 

The Present Office Bearers of BES: Council of Management: 2016 

Sr Rose Celine BS

Sr Lillis BS
(Vice President)

Sr Mariette BS

Sr Jeevan BS
(Deputy Secretary)

Sr Leonita BS


Sr Shanthi Priya BS

Sr Lilitta BS

Sr Mariola BS

Sr Pierrine BS

Sr Gracy Ignatius BS


Educational Apostolate: Moved with compassion for the rural masses and girls in particular, the Servant of God Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas the Founder of the Bethany Educational Society ® Mangalore entrusted to the four founding members of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany the mission of education. These four, who themselves were teachers, toiled with a sense of dedication and enthusiasm to bring fullness of life to the poor and the marginalized specially girls.

Education by its nature is a transformative process; it has inherent capacity to transforms persons, society, structures and institutions. It challenges young minds to move beyond themselves towards fullness that promotes holistic growth in all itsdimension. It enables each individual to discover, unearth and enrich his or her creative potential, to reveal the treasure within each one. It therefore is not merely the gaining knowledge but acquisition of wisdom, discovering deeper meaning of life, establishing harmonious relationship with God, self, others and nature and leading to think objectively. It aims at the formation of the whole human person.

In a cultural context, where there is spiritual stagnation and deterioration of moral values, violation of human dignity, fundamentalism, globalization, negative influence of social media and exploitation of the Mother Earth our educational apostolate calls on us to go forth steadily with indomitable courage to promote Kingdom values. It is to eliminate the sinful and immoral structures through a serious commitment in the field of education (Starting Afresh from Christ).

The challenge for this ministry is to restore the distorted image of God in our less privileged brothers and sisters and promote fullness of life. It is to focus on education for peace and harmony, empoweringthe girl child, building harmonious relationship and striving for excellence. In other words, it is to create a society inspired by gospel values.


Sr M Mariette  BS

General Coordinator, Educational Apostolate

Bethany Generalate

Lower Bendur, P.B.No.593

Mangalore 575002, D.K. India

Contact No – 0824/2218923

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