OFM Franciscans - India

News & Events

News & Events Chapel Inaguration in Kherkabar, Salbari
25 July 2018, Salbari: A newly built village chapel was blessed on 22nd July by our Provincial Friar Praveen D' Souza OFM in the presence of the friars working in the Foundation. We are grateful to the General Secretariat of the Franciscan Missions.  » Read More

News & Events Grace of Minor Orders
14 July 2018, Bengaluru: Our Brothers Emmanuel Christopher, Anand Suresh Minj and Salvador Drego received the Order of Lector on 14th July 2018. The lector is appointed for a function proper to him, that of reading the word of God in the liturgical assembly.  » Read More

News & Events Animation Seminar for Brothers in Middle Adulthood (Senior)
The OGF Council organized for the Brothers in Middle Adulthood (Senior) a three day seminar in order to retrospect into the lifeproject as well as to enhance the religious commitment on the theme of “Brothers’ generative energy.  » Read More

News & Events Ordination to Diaconate
Brothers John Vinzen Lyngdoh and Rajasekhar Gopu were ordained Deacons this morning during the Eucharistic Celebration at 10.30 AM. Father Bishop Peter Machado was the main celebrant who presided over the Eucharist, preached an inspiring and touching homily and ordained the brothers as deacons.  » Read More

News & Events Reception of the Postulants
The Postulancy for the year 2017-2018 is commenced on 3 July 2017. There are 14 Postulants for this year. Br. Praveen Henry D Souza, the Minister Provincial will officiated the Ceremony of the Reception of the Postulants.Br Thaddeus Baxla, Guardian and Master of the Postulancy.  » Read More

News & Events Winning Children and Youth for Ecology
On environmental day hundreds and thousands of plants are distributed and panted all over India. In a casual way I spoke to the children in the neighbourhood who had come to play cricket about environmental day and how they could contribute.  » Read More

News & Events Entry into Novitiate
30 May, Palmaner: Eight young men, having undergone the Franciscan Formation in the past few years made a daring decision to enter the Novitiate of the Order of the Friars Minor in the Province of the St. Thomas the Apostle, India situated in Palmaner, Andhrapradesh.In a traditional liturgical.  » Read More

News & Events Solemn Profession
2 June, Bengaluru: Br. Emmanuel Christopher who hails from RT nagar, Bengaluru made his Solemn Profession in the hands of Br Praveen Henry D Souza, the Minister Provincial in St. Anthony’s Friary Church, Bengaluru.Br. Emmanuel Christopher, having spent five years as simple professed friar.  » Read More

News & Events Simple Profession
31 May, Palmaner: Ten young men, having lived a year of Novitate under the accompaniment of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of Br Charles A, Guardian and Novice Master and the formators,surrendered themselves to Jesus Christ in the footprints of St Francis of Assisi.  » Read More

News & Events Solemn Profession in the Custody of Mary Mother of God
13 May, Malom Naotoli: Brs. Salvador Drego and Anand Suresh Minj took another important step in their life journey as friars minor committing themselves to Gospel Way of Life for Life in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi.Having completed the years.  » Read More

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (January)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

03

St.Antonine Morton

Austin Francis

Home

Ordination

1970

2004

04

Sandesh Manuel

St.Rudolph D ’ Silva

St. Daniel Sigamony

Birth

Home

Home

1980

2005

2016

06

Thomas M.J.

Carlos Dias

Joseph Stephen M

Shanti Vanam, Raipur

Kurnool Missions

Basil S. Lobo

Birth

Solemn Vows

Birth

Arrival

Foundation

Ordination

1972

1986

1984

1997

2002

2008

07

Christopher (Christy)

Birth

1983

08

St.Ernest Reilly

St.Bernard Silveira

Home

Home

1981

2004

09

St.Anthony Rickards

Francis Arockiasamy

Justin Savio A

Home

Ordination

Birth

1989

2016

1998

10

Francis Xavier

Ordination

2004

11

Jerome Kispotta

Birth

1961

12

Nicholas D' Souza

St.Gerwin van Leeuwen

Ordination

Home

1973

2002

13

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Ordination

2015

15

Francis Kaviyil

St.Francis Serrao

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Birth

Home

Ordination

1966

1990

2017

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

Felix Gassam

Felix Vijay

Ejekial Lakra

Birth

Ordination

Birth

1965

2015

1995

19

Albinus Ekka

Birth

1993

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

St.Peter D’ Souza

Eugene A.

Home

Ordination

1991

2015

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

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

St.Dunstan Rickards

Roshan Lobo

Shaju Paliyathil

Shaju Paliyathil

Birth

Home

Birth

S.Vows

Ordination

1967

1940

1992

2002

2004

28

TrevorD ’ Souza

Birth

1960

29

Christopher (Christy)

Thomas Kiren A.

Anthony Roobandass A.

Solemn Vows

Birth

Ordination

2013

1993

2011

30

Bryan Carneiro

Ordination

2013

31

Scaria Varanath

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Birth

Birth

1949

1985

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

03

+ Antonine Morton

Austin Francis

Home

Ordination

1970

2004

04

Sandesh Manuel

+ Rudolph D ’ Silva

+ Daniel Sigamony

Birth

Home

Home

1980

2005

2016

06

Thomas M.J.

Carlos Dias

Joseph Stephen M

Shanti Vanam, Raipur

Kurnool Missions

Basil S. Lobo

Birth

Solemn Vows

Birth

Arrival

Foundation

Ordination

1972

1986

1984

1997

2002

2008

07

Christopher (Christy)

Birth

1983

08

+ Ernest Reilly

+ Bernard Silveira

Home

Home

1981

2004

09

+ Anthony Rickards

Francis Arockiasamy

Justin Savio A

Home

Ordination

Birth

1989

2016

1998

10

Francis Xavier

Ordination

2004

11

Jerome Kispotta

Birth

1961

12

Nicholas D' Souza

+ Gerwin van Leeuwen

Ordination

Home

1973

2002

13

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Ordination

2015

15

Francis Kaviyil

+ Francis Serrao

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Birth

Home

Ordination

1966

1990

2017

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

Felix Gassam

Felix Vijay

Ejekial Lakra

Birth

Ordination

Birth

1965

2015

1995

19

Albinus Ekka

Birth

1993

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.

Home

Ordination

1991

2015

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

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

+ Dunstan Rickards

Roshan Lobo

Shaju Paliyathil

Shaju Paliyathil

Birth

Home

Birth

S.Vows

Ordination

1967

1940

1992

2002

2004

28

TrevorD ’ Souza

Birth

1960

29

Christopher (Christy)

Thomas Kiren A.

Anthony Roobandass A.

Solemn Vows

Birth

Ordination

2013

1993

2011

30

Bryan Carneiro

Ordination

2013

31

Scaria Varanath

Jeddu Praveen Chinna Reddy

Birth

Birth

1949

1985