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News & Events Inaugurations in the OFM Foundation - North East India
Inaugurations in the OFM Foundation - North East India  » Read More

News & Events Day or Days with the Poor?
Every year the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time will be observed by the Catholic Church as the World Day of the Poor. The World Day of the Poor was established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Misericordia Misera, issued on 20  » Read More

News & Events Br. Samson OFM – Called to Be a Lesser Brother – Story of Vocation and Mission
We are seven children. Elder to me are three sisters and one brother and younger to me are one brother and one sister. My father was a catechist in the Parish and my mother  » Read More

News & Events Br. Tom MM OFM: In the Footsteps of St. Francis – Story of Vocation and Mission
Before I begin to tell about myself, I want to thank you for reading ‘my story’ in the Exchange while I am still alive. Thank you to the Editors for making this possible.  » Read More

News & Events OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL, SION, CELEBRATES WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
The Catholic Church celebrated the World Day of the Poor on 14th November 2021. The theme for the year being...  » Read More

News & Events One Day with the Poor Clares - Johnson Paul & Bisojit Marak
We the novices eagerly awaited our meeting with the Poor Clares at Vellore. On 11th August 2021 we had that great privilege of spending a day with them on the Solemnity of Mother St. Clare and on the occasion of the  » Read More

News & Events Blessing Of the School Building and Grotto in Malom Noatoli -Joseph Lakra Ofm
After25 years of Mission work in Malom Noatoli parish, we finally have a Grotto as well as a new school building, with the initiative of friar Anil Xalxo and the parishioners the generosity of our...  » Read More

News & Events Visits to Barul Mission
On 30th August 2021, the Custos, Br. Tony D’Souza and the Custody Bursar and Project Secretary, Br. Jose Palimattom, visited the Barul Mission. Br. Tony was happy with the developments that had taken place here during the past few years.  » Read More

News & Events The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Our mother earth rotates and revolves around the sun. Our lives as friars minor, human beings fully alive, are nourished and pitched on the spirit of our brother Francis of Assisi. This year the festal journey began with contrition  » Read More

News & Events 50 Years As A Friar Minor – An Interview with Br Augustine Pinto OFM
Though, originally from Goa, I was born and bred in Ajmer, Rajasthan. We were seven siblings, four girls and three boys. I was the second youngest, followed by my youngest  » Read More

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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