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News & Events COMPLETE ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF EARLY FRANCISCAN SOURCES NOW ONLINE
On August 31, 2020, the Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) announced the  » Read More

News & Events Ordination to Diaconate
It was, indeed, a great joy for all of us that three of our brothers, Br. Agustine Tirkey, Br. Anand Suresh Minz, and Br. Emmanuel Christopher, were committing themselves to the Order of Diaconate.  » Read More

News & Events Five Things you should know about St. Bonaventure
The Franciscan Order has a number of Great Saints! Some of them are – ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI HIMSELF, ST. CLARE, ST. ANTHONY and so on. And in the same line we have ST. BONAVENTURE.  » Read More

News & Events Guided by the Hand of God
Everyone is from God and is expected to return to God; however, the destiny depends on God’s unique calling and one’s personal choices here and now on earth.  » Read More

News & Events LAUDATO SI WEEK 2020
Our Blessed Father Francis, in his beautiful canticle, reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. This ‘Laudato Si week 2020’ commemorates the fifth Anniversary of Pope’s Encyclical ‘Praise be to You’.  » Read More

News & Events CARP Does an Oyster !
How do you approach a Pandemic and the consequent lockdown that seems to be one of the ways (a ‘pause button,’ as Mr. Rahul Gandhi would put it) to manage this situation? The present situation of course has brought along with it a plethora of problems as well as opportunities.  » Read More

News & Events COVID-19 Relief Work in Nesakkaram SEEDS
Nesakkaram SEEDS is a Franciscan NGO, working for the welfare of the underprivileged families at the periphery of Chennai, especially in the slums, for the last 32 years. In the beginning we were within our own homes safely doing our routine tasks.  » Read More

News & Events Covid-19 Relief Work in Paasam-Flame
The Friars in Dindigul under the banner of PAASAM-FLAME with the help of our Parish Priest at Kurusady, Dindigul, helped the needy (daily labourers, blind people and marginalised) and distributed Rice bags for around 102 families on 10-04-2020.  » Read More

News & Events COVID-19 Relief Work in Prakruthi Mithra – Chundale, Pakkalipallam
Friars of the local community able to adequately respond to alleviate 41 families staying in and around Pakallipallam Chundale from the immediate and impending deprivation of medicines and essential provisions.  » Read More

News & Events Covid-19 Relief Work in Shalom Friary, Hyderabad
The community of Shalom Friary helps the stranded Migrant workers, the daily wage earners, local poor found on the road police personnel on duty in the area of our community, and the poor families in our parish area by giving food to people daily and distributing Rice and Dhal to some needy families  » 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