Birth :14.08.1949
Entered Bethany :11.06.1966
First Profession :06.01.1969
Perpetual Profession :06.01.1975
Slept in the Lord :15.04.2023

I am the Resurrection and the life.Those who believe in me, even though theydie, will live…” Jn 11:25

With this blessed assurance of Jesus, our dear Sr MaryVineetha (74) peacefully surrendered her life to the Creator on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8:30 pm, at Yenepoya Hospital Mangalore.

Sr Mary Vineetha nee Remedia Mendonca hails from Little Flower of Jesus parish, Niddodi, Dakshina Kannada of Mangalore Diocese. She was the youngest of six children of late Martin Alex Mendonca and late Florine Lobo. She had five elder brothers.

Sr Vineetha was a competent,efficient and dutiful teacher. She was intelligent and simple, cheerful, hardworking and courageous person, gifted in music, dance and fine arts. She established good rapport with parishioners and neighbouring communities. She has rendered commendable service in the field of education. She was also involved in pastoral activities such as teaching catechism, visiting families, sick and the aged.

She had her Primary education from Kirem, High School education from Little Flower Girls’ High School, B. Ed. from St Ann’s College of education Mangalore. She served as a loving and committed teacher and Headmistress in our institutions at St Michaels’ Convent Dandeli, St Joseph’s Convent Sagar, Bethany Convent Bangalore, St Mary’s Convent Arsikere, Rosa Mystica Convent Kinnikambla, Presentation Convent Dharwad, Loyola Convent Gadag and Mother of Mercy Convent,Gadenhalli. After her retirement she served in Bethany Convent Kable, Bethany Convent Bangalore, St Mary’s Convent Arsikere, Bethany Convent Mangalore and St Martha’s Convent Mudigere and engaged herself in pastoral and social ministry.

She suffered from fluctuation of blood sugar and hypertension for which she was hospitalized. On 15 April, 2023 around 8:30pm, she suffered cardiac arrest and flew away to meet her eternal bridegroom.Her funeral services will be held on 17 April 2023 at St Antony’s Church, Mudigere at 11:00 am.

I extend my sincere condolences to Sr Sahana, the Provincial Superior and all the sisters of Bangalore Province; Sr Molly Thomas, the local Superior and the members of St Martha’s Convent, Mudigere.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Sr Rose Celine BS
Superior General

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