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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.
Greetings to each one of you!
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.
We are all aware that Mgr Raymond Mascarenhas was a very powerful communicator who made the Word of God alive in the far corners of Karnataka and through his Congregation has borne very tangible witness to the values of the Kingdom everywhere. All this, much before the world became a virtual village, with the advent of the digital era, the internet and all!
With a launch of this website, I am sure the sterling qualities of this great Saint will now reach many more all over the world. His indomitable spirit, his courage to stand up for truth and justice and above all, his unwavering faith, is indeed a treasure which he has left each one of us to follow.
With the launch of this website, I sincerely hope that many more all over, will not only learn more about him and the Congregation he founded – but will also come closer to Jesus in every way.
I feel very proud to be a direct descendant of this wonderful man and also to be associated with the Bethany Sisters.
May Mgr Mascarenhas continue to bless Bethany from the abundance of the Lord’s gifts!
With my warm wishes and prayers,
Fr Cedric Prakash SJ
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