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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.

Biography in Kannada on Mgr Raymond Mascarenhas Released

A biography in Kannada  on Mgr Raymond Mascarenhas, the Founder of Bethany Congregation ,  titled “ Hombelaku”,  authored by Professor Stephan Quadras was released by Sr Wilberta, the President of Bethany Educational Society on June 15,2012 at Bethany Hall, Bendur on the occasion of a two days’ teachers’ conference of Bethany Schools facilitated by Sr David Delaney.  The book unravels the contribution of Mgr Raymond in the field of education, for the advancement of konkany literature and his  Gandhian vision of self-reliance of the poor through self employment  as well as   his true Christian Spirit of reaching out to all categories of people in service.

Sr Wilberta, the President of the function in her speech congratulated Professor Stephen Quadras for spotlighting the educational endeavors of this great luminary of Mangalore.  She exhorted the teachers to imbibe the ideals of this great visionary in building a new society and to exemplify the core values of the Educational Society emerging from the vision of its Founder Mgr Raymond Mascarenhas.

Sr Lillis, the Vice President of Bethany Educational Society honoured the author.

Sr Mariette, the Provincial Superior felicitated the author for presenting the student community a  model for emulation . Sr Rose Celine, the Secretary of  the Society welcomed the gathering.  Sr Assumpta, member of the Council of Management introduced the author and the book .

Mr Stephen Quadras profusely appreciated Bethany Sisters and Bethany Educational Society for the vital contribution they make  for the transformation of the society.

Miss Savitha Alburqueque compeered the programme .Students of St Theresa’s School staged  awelcome dance.


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


Asian Trading Corporation

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

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