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News & Events Christmas 2021 in Barul
The simple crib, made by the youth, attracted many children and youth. They gathered in front of the crib. A girl read Lk 2, 1-14, and a boy read Titus 2, 11-14, by which they came to hear about the way the Saviour was born and that his his grace and...  » Read More

News & Events Inaugurations in the OFM Foundation in North East India
A Delightfully Impressive Experience! This is how I wish to recall our journey to our friaries in the Foundation of St. Francis of Assisi. The journey began in the early hours on 3 December 2021. Brs. Nathaniel and  » Read More

News & Events Christmas Reflection
Christmas is the day we Christians all over the world commemorate the historical birth of Jesus Christ which took place 2001 years ago in the humble cow-shed at Bethlehem. In a very special way this feast is dear to us Franciscans,  » Read More

News & Events The First Noel in Paasathottam, Dindigul
On the first Sunday of Advent itself the planning for Christmas celebration began. The children were enthusiastic and eagerly waiting for the day to come. It was decided that on the 19th of December PAASA families...  » Read More

News & Events Life Journey of life in the Franciscan Missions of the North-East
Eleanor Roosevelt once shared her experience of life and she says, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer...  » Read More

News & Events Inaugurations in the OFM Foundation - North East India
Inaugurations in the OFM Foundation - North East India  » Read More

News & Events Day or Days with the Poor?
Every year the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time will be observed by the Catholic Church as the World Day of the Poor. The World Day of the Poor was established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Misericordia Misera, issued on 20  » Read More

News & Events Br. Samson OFM – Called to Be a Lesser Brother – Story of Vocation and Mission
We are seven children. Elder to me are three sisters and one brother and younger to me are one brother and one sister. My father was a catechist in the Parish and my mother  » Read More

News & Events Br. Tom MM OFM: In the Footsteps of St. Francis – Story of Vocation and Mission
Before I begin to tell about myself, I want to thank you for reading ‘my story’ in the Exchange while I am still alive. Thank you to the Editors for making this possible.  » Read More

News & Events OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL, SION, CELEBRATES WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
The Catholic Church celebrated the World Day of the Poor on 14th November 2021. The theme for the year being...  » Read More

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS

FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (January)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Mary, the Mother of God

Feast of the Custody

Feast


03

+ Antonine Morton

Prasandeep Ekka

Austin Francis

Home

Birth

Ordination

1970

1998

2004

04

+ Rudolph D’ Silva 

+ Daniel Sigamony

Home

Home

2005

2016

05

Bipin Kishore Minj

Pynsuklang Marwen

Ordination

Birth

2020

1998

06

Thomas M.J.

Carlos Dias

Joseph Stephen M         

Shantivanam, Raipur   

Kurnool Missions

Basil S. Lobo

Birth 

S.Vows

Birth   

Arrival

Foundation

Ordination

1972

1986

1984

1997

2002

2008

07

Christopher (Christy)

Wiki Paul Wartde

Birth

Birth

1983

1996

08

+ Ernest Reilly

+ Bernard Silveira

Home  

Home  

1981

2004

09

+Anthony Rickards    

Francis Arockiasamy

Salvador Drago

Home

Ordination

Ordination

1989

2016

2020

10

Manish Toppo

Francis Xavier

Nathaniel Tirkey

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

1998

2004

2018

11

Jerome Kispotta

Vinoth Robin

Birth

Ordination

1961

2014

12

Nicholas D'Souza

+ Gerwin van Leeuwen

Ordination

 Home  

1973

2002

13

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Jesu Raja A.

Anthony Mathew Joseph

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

2015

2018

2020

15

Francis Kaviyil

+ Francis Serrao

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Roshan Lobo

Anand Suresh Minj

Birth

Home

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1966

1990

2017

2020

2021   

16

Prashanth Wilson Fernandes

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Joseph Prasanna Kumar

Birth

Ordination

Ordination 

1984

2015

2015

17

Nesakkaram – Chennai

Basil Tirkey

Foundation

Ordination

1991

2016

18

Ejekial Lakra

Felix Vijay

Birth

Ordination

1995

2015

19

Albinus Ekka

Ushar Kacchua 

Birth

Ordination

1993

2020

20

Tomy Palackal

Ordination

2011

21

Parish at Malom-Noatoli

Erection

1996

22

Prem Kumar D’Souza  

Nathaniel Tirkey

Prem Kumar D’ Souza

Birth
Birth

Ordination

1982

1988

2013

23

+ Peter D’ Souza

Eugene A.

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Augustine Tirkey

Home

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1991

2015

2020

2021

24

Tomy Palackal

Arun Junes A.

Kulandaisamy M.

Christopher (Christy)

S. Vows

S. Vows

S. Vows

Ordination

2004

2004

2004

2015

25

Dominic C.J.      

Jayapal Dwarakonda

Ordination   

Ordination

1992

2013

26

Assisi Sadan - Umred

Blessing

1996

27

+ Dunstan Rickards

Roshan Lobo

Shaju Paliyathil

Shaju Paliyathil

Home

Birth

S. Vows

Ordination

1940

1992

2002

2004

28

Trevor D’ Souza

+Abraham Vadana

Birth

Home

1960

2019

29

Christopher (Christy)

Anthony Roobandass A

S. Vows

Ordination

2013

2011

30

Bryan Carneiro

Ordination

2013

31

Scaria Varanath

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Birth

Birth

1949

1985