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News & Events Feast of Our Lady of the Angels: The Plenary Indulgence
In his early days of conversion, St. Francis of Assisi rebuilt a few churches in the vicinity of Assisi. One such Church is called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion which is dedicated to St. Mary...  » Read More

News & Events GENERAL CHAPTER 2021 Renewing Our Vision, Embracing Our Future
The General Chapter was a wonderful experience for me and I enjoyed every bit of my stay during these two weeks. We were 118 Capitulars and about 15 friars as officials...  » Read More

News & Events BR. MASSIMO FUSARELLI, NEW OFM MINISTER GENERAL
On Tuesday, 13 July 2021, at Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome), His Eminence, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated...  » Read More

News & Events REACHING OUT SPIRITUALLY – COVID TIMES
The Covid pandemic has hit us hard and in a very sudden and surprising manner. None of us was prepared for lock-downs, work-from-home, online meetings and classes, wearing masks, social distancing and the like. Initially...  » Read More

News & Events Simple Profession of Novices: First Step on the path of Franciscan Journey begins
Novitiate, as people say, was the honeymoon period of our Franciscan life. It gave us the taste of religious life, where we as novices received love, care, affection...  » Read More

News & Events Inauguration of second year theology 13th of June, 2021
The Inaugural ceremony of the second year of theology began with lightning of the lamp and with Mass. The main celebrant of the day was friar Gabriel Mathias along with two other Praveen D'Souza...  » Read More

News & Events Our Entry into the Novitiate -Novice Dominic Soren
The long cherished dream of following Christ, in the foot-steps of St. Francis struck a chord of joy and gladness as we awaited eagerly for our day of entry into the novitiate. The Lord literally gathered...  » Read More

News & Events Regency at Prison Ministry India
My Regency began on 2nd June 2021 at the Prison Ministry India National Office. It is the hub of the entire Indian region of different states. With the help of approximately more than 7000 volunteers Prison Ministry...  » Read More

News & Events ST. ANTHONY’S SEVA NILAYA
St. Anthony’s Seva Nilaya, known as St. Anthony’s Bread Centre, has been doing a wonderful job in Bengaluru. In 2003, Friar Trevor D’souza, OFM., began it in a very humble manner but now it has grown very big. Every day it provides...  » Read More

News & Events “MAKING THE INVISIBLE, VISIBLE” By Joy Prakash, OFM
A little girl from a poor household cried aloud, “Amma, I am hungry!” This hunger pang of the little girl set friarBabu Jose thinking in terms of providing the likes of her with something to eat himself. The result...  » Read More

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (August)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Richard D’ Silva

Balaswamy Gundiga

Entry

Birth

1952

1978

02

Portiuncula

Feast


03

Julius Arul Rayan

Birth

1974

04

+ Bernard Henrietta

Praveen Roshan Toppo

Ravi Bara

Home

Birth

Birth

1981

1982

1995

06

Benedict Gomes

Augustine Tirkey

Birth

Birth

1977

1989

08

+ Marianus Kadasani

T.S.Leo Max

Home

Birth

2004

1995

11

+ Clare of Assisi

+ Sanctes Molenkamp

Feast

Home


1990

14

Jesu Maharaja

Pasala Showri Raju

Birth

Birth

1975

1987

15

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Charles Bernard

Felix Gassam

Francis Kaviyil

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Amaldas Belevendran

Bobby V.T.

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Ordination

1951

1990

1990

1992

1992

1992

2000

18

Jamesmon P.C.

Ordination

2001

19

John Chrysostom

Ordination

1995

21

Vijay Amirtharaj A.

Birth

1979

22

Bhaskar Reddy

Birth

1973

23

Stephen Arun S.

Birth

1994

25

King Louis IX

Arun Devasia Nattalil

Akshay Showry Raj

Feast

Birth

Birth


1991

1994

27

Joseph Kishan

Birth

1995

28

Fidelis D’ Lima

Birth

1939

30

Arockia Raj R.

Birth

1959

31

+ Christopher Coelho

Home

2007