OFM Franciscans - India

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News & Events WELCOMING THE VISITATOR GENERAL
The Visitator General, Noel Muscat arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday 16th June afternoon. Since it was a weekday, Friars were all busy with their ministries, so we could not welcome him in the afternoon,  » Read More

News & Events Minister General Visit to Ukraine
From 10 to 16 April 2022, the Minister General, Br Massimo Fusarelli, accompanied by Br Francesco Piloni, Provincial of Assisi, visited Romania, Ukraine and Poland. Following this visit, he shared his pilgrimage  » Read More

News & Events Guardians’ Meet in Bengaluru
03 May 2022, Bengaluru: Two Years of ruthless covid-19 pandemic prevented the organization of any meetings. As the life has returned to normalcy, the programmes in the province are beginning to take place. So, the Guardians ministering  » Read More

News & Events Solemn Profession
Friars Affirm that They are Called to Love and Sent to Serve by Making their Solemn Profession 2 May 2022, Bengaluru: Brs. Kasu Eliyas, Adarsh Yesudas, Alphonse Velankanni and Sujit Ganji made their Solemn Profession in the hands of Br. Praveen  » Read More

News & Events Feast of Madhavaram
Two Years gone without the Feast of St. Sebastian, Not this Year thankfully! Silver Jubilarians Grace the Celebration with their presence and Prayers.24 May 2022, Madhavaram, Chennai: St. Sebastian is welcomed streets with hundreds of people awaiting  » Read More

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

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS

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