The Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany (B.S.) The Congregation (Pontifical rite) of the Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany (Bethany Sisters) was founded in Mangalore on July 16, 1921 by the late Msgr. Raymond Francis Camillus Mascarenhas, with four members viz. Srs Martha, Clare, Lourdes and Gertrude to participate in the mission of the Church by responding to the prevailing needs of the times.
The Congregation was founded chiefly for the Catholic education of the rural poor, specially girls, teaching of Catechism in parish communities and schools, instruction of catechumens and neophytes, care of the children, the sick and the elderly. The Sisters are involved in pastoral, educational, social and medical apostolates according to the needs of the place.The Congregation started with 4 Sisters has at present 1288 members serving in 169 Convents all over India and Europe and Africa.
Founder: Raymond F.C. Mascarenhas
Provincial Superior: Sr. Mariette, BS
Mangalore – 575 028
BETHANY CONVENT, Vadgam
The Bethany Sisters’ Congregation was founded in Mangalore in 1921 and has spread to many regions of India and abroad. The Superior General responded to the appeal of Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes, SJ and sent delegates to the Second Assembly of the Archdiocese in August 2003. Correspondence, contact and visits from the Sisters to see the missions continued through a couple of years. Vadgam mission was acepted as the area of their apostolate. The first community settled in a small house in Limboi village near Vadgam and has now moved into their own house at Limboi village. Bethany Sisters have established a School to cater to the integral development of the children of the area. Social work is another option through which the message of Christ is been wtnessed.
House Started: 2007
Banaskantha District 385 421
Community: Sr. Leena Pereira (Superior)
Sr Veena Crasta (Principal)
Sr.Regina D’Souza (Hostel incharge)
Sr. Shanti Pramila
Sr. Reema Janet
Sr. Diana Janet
Apostolates: Education : Bethany Primary School (Guj. and Eng. Medium)
Socio-Pastoral: Community Health empowerment in 4 villages of Vadgam taluka is underway