OFM Franciscans - India

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News & Events FRANCISCANS IN FAMILY PASTORAL
Prakruthi Mithra Eco-spiritual Centre situated in Waynad, Kerala is in the valley of all absorbing and majestic looking Chembra Mountains.It is surrounded by ever green, cooling and at the same time heart- warming tea plantation– an ideal spot to sing.  » Read More

News & Events Blessing and Inauguration of Aspirancy in the Foundation
25 July 2018, Salbari: We share with you the good news of long awaited dream come true, that is, the Formation House (Aspirancy) in the Foundation. Friar Praveen D' Souza OFM,Our provincial blessed and inaugurated the Aspirancy block in St. Clare of Assisi.  » Read More

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

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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