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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.


I, Gration Arouza Pai, aged 74 yrs,. residing at ‘Castle Eden’, Airport Road, Bajpe, would like to recollect the pleasant and enriching experience with Msgr RFC Mascarenhas.

                The journey of knowing this great personality, takes me back to the memory lane -70 yrs ago. My relationship with him started when he decided to start a convent for his Congregation at Bajpe and for this venture my father, the Late Mr Cyprian Arouza Pai, was selected as the chosen one to serve the Lord. 3 acres of land was given for Rs 150/- on Moolgeni on a yearly rental basis by my father. My father also donated 2 acres of land of his free will for the future development of the convent. With regard to the construction work, Mgr RFC Mascarenhas visited Bajpe, and our house frequently, and my meetings with him became regular. As a boy of 4 yrs, his personality and dignity fascinated me greatly and I awaited eagerly these visits and the sweets he brought for me. He travelled in a Morris Minor green colour car, which was a thing of magic to me.

                I had a permanent place on his lap at every visit. He always told me to be a Priest, which at that time I agreed willingly. His blessings were poured on me abundantly. As my father was looking after the construction work, regarding payments and wages, he was with us every fortnight. Many a times, I had the opportunity of visiting his residential house at Bendur, along with my father.

             His selfless zeal for service, humility and holiness influenced me all my life and has been a source of support in times of trial. I, along with my wife and daughter-in-law intend to serve the society in his light through Bethany Lay Association of which we are members. I, along with my family, pray to the Almighty God, that the well deserved sainthood be bestowed upon our beloved Mgr RFC Mascarenhas at the earliest.


June 19, 2011                                                                                            Gration Arouza Pai
Bajpe                                                                                                       MY ENTICING MEMORY OF                                                                                                                MGR RFC MASCARENHAS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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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Reminiscing in Tranquility
Sr Violette`s Memories of Mgr Raymond FC Mascarenhas
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