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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.

Dharwar:50th Death Anniversary Celebrations

Triple celebrations -  Presentation Convent, Dharwar being the first house of the province founded by Servant of God Raymond Mascarenhas, our Founder, we had the privilege of celebrating triple events of his life– 135th Birth Anniversary, 110th year of Ordination Anniversary and 50th Death Anniversary.  The public celebration was organized in Holy Cross Church ground on 11.04.2010. Rev Fr Victor D’Cruz, director of Sevalaya, and eight other priests concelebrated the Eucharistic sacrifice. Rev Fr Victor having studied in depth about the person of our Founder delivered a very inspiring and educative sermon. A good number of sisters, BLA members, students and others participated in the celebrations.

11 April  2010

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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I have fond memories of the Bethany Convent Chapel at Bendore because

By Max Rasquinha,, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

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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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