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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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A thousand gather to pay tribute to the Servant of God Raymond Mascarenhas

Bendur. 23 Dec. 2017: The 57th Death Anniversary of Mgr. Raymond F C Mascarenhas, the founder of St Sebastian Church,

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57th Death Anniversary Mass

The 57th death Anniversary Mass of the Servant of God, Mgr Raymond F C Mascarenhas will be celebrated at 8.45 a.m. on Saturday, 23rd December 2017 at St Sebastian’s Church, Bendur. 

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Letter from Fr Archibald in 2003

This letter was written by Fr Archibald to Bethany Superiors in 2003.

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First Step Towards Sainthood Vatican Proclaims Mangalore’s Msgr RFC Mascarenhas As SERVANT OF GOD.

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’.

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Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch of the Servant of God Msgr Raymond FC Mascarenhas
Mangalore, 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,. . .

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Cause of Beatification Msgr RFC Mascarenhas

Opening of the Diocesan Board of Enquiry
1. Most Rev Aloysius Paul D’Souza 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.

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Favours Received

“Glory to the Ever-loving God”

 “Glory to the Ever-loving God”

Compassionate Lord,

            We thank you Lord for granting us the gift of Fr. Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas (loved humanity and devoted to God) from the bottom of our hearts. I am grateful to you for choosing me to work as a teacher in the School which was started by him. I am ever grateful for the intercession of the Servant of God Mgr RFC Mascarenhas for helping my son to complete his education and to get a good job.

By Liny Davis, St. Michael’s School,Westhill

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It is with joy that I learn that the Bethany Sisters will now launch a website dedicated to their founder, Servant of God Mgr RFC Mascarenhas.

By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ, Gujarat

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By Bethany

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Drawings & Paintings


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Reminiscing in Tranquility
Sr Violette`s Memories of Mgr Raymond FC Mascarenhas
   Compiled and Edited by:
Sr Mary Naulak BS

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