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News & Events BATON PASSED BACK TO THE BISHOP (Reflection on FRANCISCAN presence in the Diocese of SULTANPET)
On 3rd of July 2017, on the feast of ST. Thomas the Apostle, the newly appointed Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Antonysamy  » Read More

News & Events Feast of Our Lady of the Angels: The Plenary Indulgence
In his early days of conversion, St. Francis of Assisi rebuilt a few churches in the vicinity of Assisi. One such Church is called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion which is dedicated to St. Mary...  » Read More

News & Events GENERAL CHAPTER 2021 Renewing Our Vision, Embracing Our Future
The General Chapter was a wonderful experience for me and I enjoyed every bit of my stay during these two weeks. We were 118 Capitulars and about 15 friars as officials...  » Read More

News & Events BR. MASSIMO FUSARELLI, NEW OFM MINISTER GENERAL
On Tuesday, 13 July 2021, at Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome), His Eminence, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated...  » Read More

News & Events REACHING OUT SPIRITUALLY – COVID TIMES
The Covid pandemic has hit us hard and in a very sudden and surprising manner. None of us was prepared for lock-downs, work-from-home, online meetings and classes, wearing masks, social distancing and the like. Initially...  » Read More

News & Events Simple Profession of Novices: First Step on the path of Franciscan Journey begins
Novitiate, as people say, was the honeymoon period of our Franciscan life. It gave us the taste of religious life, where we as novices received love, care, affection...  » Read More

News & Events Inauguration of second year theology 13th of June, 2021
The Inaugural ceremony of the second year of theology began with lightning of the lamp and with Mass. The main celebrant of the day was friar Gabriel Mathias along with two other Praveen D'Souza...  » Read More

News & Events Our Entry into the Novitiate -Novice Dominic Soren
The long cherished dream of following Christ, in the foot-steps of St. Francis struck a chord of joy and gladness as we awaited eagerly for our day of entry into the novitiate. The Lord literally gathered...  » Read More

News & Events Regency at Prison Ministry India
My Regency began on 2nd June 2021 at the Prison Ministry India National Office. It is the hub of the entire Indian region of different states. With the help of approximately more than 7000 volunteers Prison Ministry...  » Read More

News & Events ST. ANTHONY’S SEVA NILAYA
St. Anthony’s Seva Nilaya, known as St. Anthony’s Bread Centre, has been doing a wonderful job in Bengaluru. In 2003, Friar Trevor D’souza, OFM., began it in a very humble manner but now it has grown very big. Every day it provides...  » Read More

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (September)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

02

+ Matthew Walsh

Jayaseelan P.R.

Home

Ordination

1969

2001

04

+ Kentigern Stuart

Home

1995

08

Arokiam John

Tom John

Arockiasamy P.

Niranjan Toppo

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Birth

1976

1999

1999

1993

09

Salun Kispotta

Birth

1995

10

Athanasius Xaxa

Birth

1959

11

+ Paulinus van Halderen

Home

1999

13

Bangalore Friary

+ Vincent Roy

John Sekar

Blessing

Home

Birth

1952

1959

1982

14

Anthony Pushparaj

Birth

1976

15

+ Fidelis Magee

Home

1979

17

Stigmata of Francis

Varghese Sebastian

Richard D’ Silva

Assisi Illam Dindigul

Feast

Birth

Solemn Vows

Blessing


1947

1956

2010

18

Joseph of Cupertino

Feast


19

Mesia Elias Moses M.

Birth

1973

20

Tom John

Birth

1961

23

Padre Pio

+ John Forest Hogan

A.J.Mathew Joseph

Feast

Home

Birth


1962

1989

24

Shalom Friary –Hyderabad

Blessing

1995

25

Sagaya Soosairaj

Birth

1968

26

+ Fabian D’ Souza

Home

2010

27

+ Conrad Gomes

Home

1993

28

Nicholas D’ Souza

Lourdu Augustine

Pradeep Anthony L.

Birth

Birth

Birth

1945

1976

1992

29

Sushil Beck

Salim Baxla

Birth

Birth

1973

1974