OFM Franciscans - India

Guides & Contact

The Holy Land Franciscans have been serving in the Holy Land for almost 800 years. That’s incredible! It is the responsibility of the Holy Land Franciscans to preserve Christian presence and to serve in the Holy Land. By travelling with Friars, you are ensuring that your pilgrimage will benefit the Christians who are living in the Holy Land. For us Friars, the Holy Land is a special place. Our presence there dates back as old as the days of St. Francis who himself made it to be there. Friars ever since have committed themselves to caring for the shrines, serving the pilgrims and ministering to the local Christian community. When pilgrims travel with us we are ready to welcome them to our home. We know the places to be: the hotels you want to be in, the holy sites you want to visit and all with Franciscan access to the shrines, many of which are under the sole responsibility of the Holy Land Franciscans.

The Guides :

Br Peter Saleth Nathan, Assistant Parish Priest, St. Therese Chruch, Sultanpet, Kerala
Fr. Praveen Henry D’ Souza OFM, Minister Provincial, The Province of St. Thomas the Apostle, India, The Licensed Guide to the Holy Land, Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (Holy Land and Rome).
Fr. Francis Xavier OFM, Assistant Director NBCLC, Licentiate in Sacred Scripture, Guide to the Holy Land from the Province of St. Thomas the Apostle, India.
Fr. Tony D’ Souza OFM, Parish Priest, St. Anne’s Church, Goa.
Fr. Leos Ekka OFM, Director, Shantivanam Ashram, Raipur
Fr. Wilson Paul OFM, Chaplain, St. John’s National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru
Fr. Alwyn Maxim D’ Souza OFM, St. Anthony’s Friary, Bengaluru.
Fr. Vijay Amirtharaj OFM, Ahmsen, Germany

Contact :

Fr. Francis Xavier OFM
St. Anthony’s Friary
85, Hosur Road, Bengaluru
09509461422
xaviofm@gmail.com

 

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (June)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Jose Palimattom

Vincent Soosai

Fabianus Toppo

Bryan Carneiro

Bhaskar Reddy

Michael Anand

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Entry

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows Solemn Vows

1996

1996

1999

2002

2002

2002

02

Leos Ekka

Vinoth Robin

+ Denis Boers

Basil Tirkey

Vinod Kujur

Francis Arokiasamy M.

Thumma Ranjith Kumar Reddy

Birth

Birth

Home

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

1963

1985

1997

2013

2013

2013

2013

03

Fabianus Toppo

+ Theodore Caine

Ankit Kumar Baghel

Birth

Home

Birth

1978

1986

1996

04

Dharmodaya Ashram - Bellary

Foundation

1995

06

Alphonse Moras

Birth

1950

07

Sleeva Reddy

Tojy M.

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

1998

1998

08

Joy Valooran

Dominic C.J.

Balthazar Pinto

Bala Marneni

Tony D’ Souza

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows Solemn Vows Solemn Vows

1970

1987

1987

1987

1987

09

Anthony Joseph Archer

Birth

1992

10

Arokia Raj R.

Solemn Vows

1989

11

Jesu Raja A.

Birth

1985

12

Pratap Reddy Salibindla

Balthazar Pinto

Bala Marneni

Tony D’Souza

Arokia Raj R.

Arulsamy A.

Thomas Joseph

Bobby V.T.

Johnny Anthony

Charles Bernard

Felix Gassam

Athanasius Xaxa

Paul Kallan

Leos Ekka

John Chrysostom

Salim Joseph

Francis Kaviyil

Babu Jose Pamplany

James N.

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Amaldas Belevendran

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

1981

1981

1981

1981

1982

1982

1982

1982

1983

1984

1984

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1985

1986

13

+ Anthony of Padua

Samson A.

Basen Friary

Nanasera Friary

New Church at Sion

Bannur Friary

Feast

Birth

Foundation

Foundation

Blessing

Foundation


1955

1982

1992

1995

1999

14

Francis Arokiasamy M.

Birth

1987

16

Adarsh Y.

Birth

1994

18

Michael Anand

Ordination

2005

19

Dayanand

Dharma L. Bernard

Birth

Birth

1950

1953

20

Tony Marshall

+ Alphaeus Swinkels

Birth

Home

1978

1980

21

Jamesmon P.C.

Birth

1970

22

Arulsamy A.

Arun Junes

Birth

Birth

1961

1978

25

Thomas M.M.

Birth

1949

26

Niraj Kumar Tirkey

Birth

1993

27

Naveen George

Birth

1982

28

Samson

Tommy T.J.

Dominic C.J.

Carlos Dias

Manoj Xalxo

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Birth

1980

1980

1980

1980

1982

30

Amaldas Belevendran

+ Leo Remedios

Birth

Home

1967

1970