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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.

Bethany Provides a Home for the Homeless

 

The corporate vision of our Superior General, Sr Wilberta and her team to provide a home to the homeless at Udyavar was realized on 2nd October 2012, at 4.00 pm on the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation. Happy to note that Bethany, known for its compassion and kindness to the last, the least and the lost contributed Rs 2 Lakhs towards the construction of a house and brought joy to a family at Udyavar, a parish very dear to our Founder, the Servant of God, Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas.  This was done in collaboration with the Diocese of Mangalore  which made a project to provide 165 houses to the poor in their diocese.

 

 

In the absence of Sr Wilberta, Superior General and Sr Lillis, Assistant Superior General, Sr Rose Celine, the General Councilor, gladly accepted the loving invitation of Fr Cyprian Pinto, the parish priest of Udyavar, for the blessing of the new house of Mrs Rosy Lewis.

Fr Cyprian Pinto, the Parish priest of Udyavar, Fr. Onil D’Souza, the director of CODP,  Sr Rose Celine, the General councilor, Mr Lawrence D’Sa, the Vice President of the Parish council, Sr Rose Margaret and about 60 people from the ward, members of Gram Panchayat, relatives and neighbours were present for the inauguration of the new house. After a brief introduction by Fr Cyprian Pinto, Sr Rose Celine inaugurated the house and Fr Cyprian blessed it. Speaking on the occasion Fr Cyprian praised the Bethany Sisters for their generosity and the commitment to carry forward the vision of the Founder, who loved the poor and the marginalized. While thanking the Bethany Sisters for their benevolence, he recalled the sweet memories of Mgr Raymond saying that Mgr Raymond not only built a magnificent Church for worship at Udyavar but also labored to foster God-fearing Catholic families. He urged the people to pray for the cause of the beatification of the Servant of God Raymond F C Mascarenhas. Mr Lawrence D’Sa the Vice–President of the Parish expressed his appreciation for the generous contribution of Bethany Congregation towards the newly constructed house.

Fr Onil D’Souza, the director of CODP congratulated the Parish Priest and the Parish Council for selecting a deserving family to have a beautiful and decent abode.  On behalf of the Superior General and Council, Sr Rose Celine appreciated the parish priest, Rev Fr Cyprian, Rev Fr Onil and the vice-president Lawrence D’Sa, the Parish council, the members of the Vincent de Paul Society, and all those who were responsible to build a beautiful home for Rosy Lewis, a widow and her two children. She wished Mrs Rosy and her sons Royston and Roshan a happy and a comfortable stay in the new house. Mrs Rosy Lewis was in tears of joy and gratitude. The ceremony happily concluded with a tea-party. 


 

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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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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