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 (December)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

02

St. Louis Friary – Palmaner

Fidelis D’ Lima

Foundation

Ordination

1949

1964

05

Abraham Vadana

Shaji Nicholas Vadachery

+ Valentine Crasta

Birth

Birth

Home

1946

1969

2011

06

Baptist D’ Souza

Birth

1975

07

+ Anthony’s Church - Bannur

Erection

1999

09

Anil Kerketta

Birth

1980

11

Richard D’Silva

+ Agnel D’ Mello

Ordination

Home

1960

2013

13

Vincent Soosai

Varghese Sebastian

Scaria Varanath

Thomas M.M.

Dayanand

Anand Suresh Minj

Nideesh M. John

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Birth

Birth

1970

1975

1975

1975

1975

1987

1993

14

+ Titus Myppan

Home

2012

15

Gregory Fernandes

Ordination

1963

16

Paul K.L.

Assisi Sadan - Nagpur

Birth

Foundation

1952

1993

17

Sidney Mascarenhas

Varghese Lakra

Ordination

Birth

1967

1977

18

Ajit Kerketta

Birth

1976

19

James Kallarackan

Friary Chapel – Palmaner

Birth

Blessing

1942

1967

21

Parish Church - Palmaner

Blessing

1964

22

Francis Agnelo Rozario

Birth

1966

24

Emmanuel Christopher

Birth

1992

25

Mukti P. Ekka

+ Celestine Reardon

+ Ambrose Staskunas

Birth

Home

Home

1973

1976

1986

26

Tony D’ Souza

+ Paschal Fernando

Birth

Home

1962

1994

27

Irudayaraj Fernando

Sahaya Dhas J.

Ordination

Ordination

2002

2013

28

Madhu Sudhan Reddy

Ordination

2015

29

Thumma Ranjith Kumar Reddy

Ordination

2015

30

+ Gratian McEvoy

Wilson Paul Nattalil

Stephen Lamin Gashnga

+ Kuriyan Joseph

Home

Ordination

Ordination

Home

1992

2003

2012

2015

31

Sleeva Reddy

Birth

1968