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Servant of God Mgr Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Mangalore and the Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany was a holy priest of the Diocese of Mangalore. His memory is fresh in us, though he went to his eternal abode in the year 1960. He is remembered for his pastoral zeal and commitment.
Mgr Mascarenhas was a renowned educationist of his time and visualized education as a means to give life and transform the ignorant, especially the poor and the girls.
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January 29th was a red-letter day for the Indian and Sri Lankan community, as we gathered together at St. John the Baptist Parish to celebrate the beginning of 2017as the “Year of St. Joseph Vaz” which was declared recently in Sri Lanka
The Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, Bishop of Mangalore along with ten priests led to the altar to the tune of the melodious hymn sung by the choir.
This letter was written by Fr Archibald to Bethany Superiors in 2003.
Kanarites, past and present, are known for diverse achievements. A few months ago a Konkani group secured an entry into the Guinness Book Of World Records. Now, a saintly priest and son of Mangalore has reached unique heights, being declared ‘Servant of God’.
Biographical Sketch of the Servant of God Msgr Raymond FC MascarenhasMangalore, a city in South Kanara District of Karnataka State, India, is situated on a coastal strip between the towering Western Ghats and the azure Arabian Sea. Various powers have fought for control over Mangalore. In 1520, the Portuguese took control of the area from Vijayanagara rulers. Hyder Ali, the ruler of Mysore conquered Mangalore in 1763, and it was under his administration until 1768,. . .
Cause of Beatification Msgr RFC Mascarenhas
Opening of the Diocesan Board of Enquiry1. Most Rev Aloysius Paul DíSouza Presides over the Eucharistic Sacrifice.
2. The Concelebrants
3. Bishop Taking Oath
4. Postulator Sr Lillis hands over to the Bishop the list of witnesses.
5. Fr Henry Sequeira, the Episcopal Delegate pronounces oath.