Bethany nuns launch 6 projects across India

Archbishop Rev Dr Bernard Moras, Bishops Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Rev Dr Robert Miranda, Rev Dr Varghese Chakkalalkal, Rev Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo and Bethany Congregation Superior General Sr Wilberta BS at the 50th death anniversary of Founder Rev R F C Mascarenhas in Mangalore on Thursday. DH photo

To mark the 50th death anniversary of Founder of Bethany Congregation Rev Monsignor Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany launched 6 humanitarian projects in the six provinces of Bethany Congregation symbolically at St Sebastian Platinum Jubilee Hall here on Thursday.

The Western Province Project ‘Dr Ohm’s Indo German hospital extension with lab, X-ray and pharmacy’ at Chittapur was launched by Archbishop of Bangalore Rev Dr Bernard Moras who said that Monsignor Raymond has left a legacy of love and service and this is continued by the Bethany Sisters worldwide.The Project of North East Province ‘Human resource Development Centre’ for tribals of Umsning in Meghalaya was launched by Bishop of Shimoga Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, who said the Centre will enhance the youth by providing leadership training and helping in cultural, skill and integral development.

‘A home for the destitute women’ in Karnal in the Diocese of Shimla-Chandigarh was launched by Bishop of Gulbarga Rev Dr Robert Miranda while Bishop of Kannur Rev Dr Varghese Chakkalalkal launched the ‘Home of Destitute’ at Karakundu in Kannur. ‘Karuna Matha Holistic Health cum Pallative unit care’ at Gadenahally was launched by Bishop of Belthangady Rev Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy. Bishop of Mangalore Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza launched ‘Alternative Systems of Health Care’ at Shubhada in Mangalore diocese.

“The Bethany Sisters have tried to keep the spirit of their founder alive and hence reached interior mission stations as well as abroad with the new project of opening a centre with medical and social apostolate in Senegal in North West Africa,” said Congregation Superior General Sr Wilberta BS and added that prayer was the breath of Rev Monsignor Raymond and the small seed of love and service sowed by him is now yielding fruits. Monsignor Raymond Mascarenhas was a gift to the Mangalore diocese. Death is not an end of life but a beginning of a new life. The zeal of the Bethany Sisters has kept their founders work alive, said Bishop of Mangalore Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza presiding over the function.

Books released

Rev Dr Bernard Moras released the book “To you my daughters,” while James D’Souza released the book “Kalpavalli” and Parish Priest of St Sebastian’s Church Rev Fr Peter S Noronha released the German translated books on Servant of God.


Former Superior General Sr M Jyoti BS felicitated Sr Miriam, Sr Lillis, Venkataramma Nayak, Sr Celine Vas, Joachim, Gilbert Miranda, I J S Saldanha, Fr Valerain Fernandes and Olinda Periera on the occasion.

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