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Br Pancratius Gerald Pinto left us for heaven on 7 September, 2014. His mortal remains were brought from Father Muller Hospital to Trinity Vihar on 9 September and were paid last respects by the members of Trinity Vihar, Staff and Students of Trinity Central School. Later the body was taken to Perampally and from the circle to the Church a huge crowd of mourners along with the band accompanied him. Most Rev Dr Gerald Lobo, Bishop of Udupi offered a concelebrated mass for the repose of the person of Br Pancratius.

Later, the mortal remains were taken to Monte Mariano where after a concelebrated mass by the Vicar General of Managlore, Msgr Denis Moras, along with more than 70 priests. Br Pancratius was laid to rest in the Friary Cemetery.

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Fr. Pancratius Pinto passes away suddenly....a great human being : Read More....
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Vimochana Day at Anugraha, Bidar:-
September 17th is an auspicious day for Hyderabad-Karnataka region as they celebrated the Independence Day. Anugraha School too remembered this day and celebrated it in a befitting manner. National flag was hoisted at 7.30 a.m. by Fr. Joslie D’Silva, OFM cap. the parish priest of Halbarga Church. He explained to all gathered the significance of the day. Hyderabad-Karnataka received the freedom on September 17th 1948 from the rule of Nizam. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap. the principal of the school narrated briefly the meaning of true freedom and how to achieve it. The students entertained everyone by staging colourful programmes and singing patriotic songs.
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Parent-Teacher’s Meet at Darshan College, Kengeri.
The Parent-Teacher meet was held in the Pace Bene Seminar Hall during which the Management and Staff briefed about the progress of the students and the different developmental activities of the college. After the Prayer song the Principal Prof. A. S. Chalam welcomed and addressed the gathering. He spoke about the academic performance of the students and various NSS activities which included the Independence Day Celebrations 2014 at Bangalore University and Plantation of Saplings at NSS Bhavan in the presence of Vice Chancellor Dr. Thimma Gowda and Registrar Dr. K. K. Seethamma. He also spoke about the forthcoming industrial visit to Chamundeswari Sugar Mills at Mandya.
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Kripalaya on the way to environmentalism
Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and social movement regarding concerning the environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment. It advocates the preservation, restoration and improvement of the natural environment. This may be referred to as a movement to control or protect plant and animal diversity. Environmentalism is opposed by anti-environmentalism which takes a skeptical stance against many environmentalist perspectives. The brothers at Kripalaya are fully engaged in this movement of environmentalism to live in a health and green environment.
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KRIPALAYA- Seminar on the concept of God in Ramanuja and Madhva
21st august, 2014 was the day in Kripalaya where from Indian Philosophy, the seminar on the concept of God in Ramanuja and Madhva was held which was organized by the dean of Studies, Fr. Rocky D’Cunha. Prof. V.N. Sehagiri Rao was the resource person for the seminar. It was attended by all the inmates of Kripalaya, neighbouring religious both men and women, including our hostelites who showed equal interest to attend the same.
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The 73rd Constitutional Amendment has given the Panchayati Raj system (institutions of local self-governance in rural areas) a new legitimacy, introduced reservations for weaker sections of society as well as 33% for women (50% from the 2010 elections) and given defined powers to all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj for development and local governance. Panchayat Raj (Rule of Village Committee) system is a three-tier system in the state with elected bodies at the Village, Taluk andDistrict levels.
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Teachers as Mentors: A day to express gratitude @ Darshan College, Kengeri
"A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image." – Apt to this wisdom the vocation of every Teacher was recalled and reproclaimed at St. Anthony’s & Darshan College. Truly the vocation of a teacher is to guide, to lead, to create, to mould and to mend student’s inner person and personality. For the immense contribution from the teachers who are indeed the mentors in the wholistic development of the students, the Anthonians came forward to express their gratitude through a well organized innovative programme.
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News from the Province of St. Mary, New York- Monti Fest:
Away from Mangalore and already adapted to western culture but nothing could stop us celebrating Monti Fest. Under the leadership of the newly elected president of Mangalorean Catholic Association of the East Coast (MCA ) Mr. Roshan Menezes, we celebrated Monti Fest on September 6th at Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Jersey. Nearly 300 people signed in for the celebration. Fr. Augustine Claude D’Souza Ofm Cap., Spiritual Director for the Association presided over the Konkani Mass.
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Cubs & Bulbuls at Anugraha, Bidar:-
This year Anugraha School has 56 cubs & 28 Bulbuls, making grand total of 84. We have a trained cub Master Naveen Nazareth and 2 flock leaders Miss Geetha and Miss Anuradha. Every Thursday all the cubs and bulbuls have their training and activities for about an hour. They maintain proper discipline in the school and also keep the surrounding clean and green. Let us pray for them. Besides we have 68 Bunnies too.
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C.S Anand's Session at St.Francis of Assisi School,Chikodi
A session was conducted by Captain C.S Anand on 30th of August this year to class 9 and 10 students. The session began at 9:45 a.m. Many success stories of great personalities were narrated including the one of O.J Simpson, CEO of Infosys Mr. Narayan Murthy and some others too. He gave success secrets to practice. The session was resumed in the afternoon after the lunch break. Then, he started up with the career guidance.
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Have Thine own way Lord… : Trinity Central School
The entire family of Trinity stood shell-shocked when the sad news of the death of their beloved teacher Fr. Gerald P. Pinto fell into their ears. It was so sudden and unexpected that Fr. Pinto said good bye to his earthly sojourn and passed away for his eternal reward to God. It all happened on the night of 8th September. Having celebrated the feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary he had his supper and went off to his room.
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Gurudevobhava : Trinity Central School
September 5th is the day to remember and show our gratitude to all those who mould and shape our life and personality. We fondly call them teachers. The Students of Trinity seemed all set to make the day very special for their teachers. They walked into the school gate not only with books but with a few flowers to wish their teachers and tell them that they are loved and respected. The flower arrangement computation was held on the same day and the delicate skills of handling beautiful flowers and arranging them creatively were put to the test.
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“It’s really impossible to imagine our lives without teachers, as they are the core stone of every child’s future.” Here the infantians celebrated the teachers day very solemnly to show their acknowledgement and recognition of hard work put in by their teachers towards their development .They made their teachers to enjoy this day very immensely with a surprise by conducting many co-curriculum activities and also enthusiastic games. Meantime we commemorated the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna a philosopher and a teacher par excellence and his contribution towards education system.
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Flowers for Mother Mary with lots of loving gestures : St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
Our mothers are of great treasure beyond any measure. With this beautiful thoughts in mind we honored Mother Mary with beautiful prayer service and the children had a flower show competition. All the flowers were offered to Mother Mary and the Hymn ‘Ave, Ave, Ave Maria’ was sung by the teachers with great devotion. The catholic teachers along with the Frs and Srs were seated on the dais and celebrated the day honoring Mother Mary.
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“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination and hard to find alloy called guts.” Yes with the same guts our students participated in the zonal level sports on 27/8/14 held in chickmagalore .They have secured first place in girls kabadi, second place in highjump, kho-kho , 600 mtrs relay, and volley ball. Here these students have got an opportunity to participate in Taluk level sports.
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Monthi Fest – Saccidananda
On the 08th of September as the Mother Church Celebrates the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the community of Saccidanand along with the faithful celebrated this traditional feast in a very grand scale. The celebration began at 7.00 a.m. in front of the Portico, main celebrant of the Ceremony Fr. Andrew Anil Sequeira, welcomed faithful to honor mother Mary. The gathered faithful as token of love and tradition offered the flowers to Mother Mary, after which the Main celebrant blessed the new corn.
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The beautiful buds of assisi bloomed with fragrance : St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
The teachers day celebration was held on sep 5th in St.Francis of Assisi school. Teachers were marveled and lighted up with happiness at the well organized program me and games, colourful decoration of stage, delicious cake and the beautiful gifts by the prime minister Sakshi from class X and the students body. Everyone could witness the greatest potential exhibited by the students. The accuracy, the fluency and the flexibility of the students in organizing this great day shows their love towards the teachers.
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The pleasant visit and the thought provoking message at St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
The visit of the provincial sr.Lindal Fabian and the secretory sr.Daisy, the Augustinian missionary sisters on 31st of August brought joy to everyone. Fr.richard the principal welcomed the sisters heartily with a bouquet of flowers and thanked the sisters for their collaboration to the growth of the school. Sr.Linda was invited to give message. The message given by her was, to learn from the ants the following points, team spirit, never give up and goal oriented, to be disciplined.
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The twin festal celebration at St. Francis of Assisi School, chikodi
Every religion shows us the way to reach that goal of attaining happiness with God. Keeping these thoughts in mind we celebrated Ganesh chaturthi with great Joy and happiness. Children sang Ganapati Mantra and many other songs depicting the qualities of Lord Vinayak. Fr. Richie Quadros the Principal wished all the students on the occasion of the feast of Lord Ganesh.
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Teachers’ Day Celebration at Anugraha, Bidar:-
Anugraha School at Halbarga, Bidar celebrated Teachers’ Day in a grand manner. Fr. Austin Fernandes, the parish priest of Nittor Parish was the chief guest. Dance competitions were held for the students. Fr. Austin, Sr. Preshitha and Mr. Kumar were the judges for the day.
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Honoring the Good Mother -Monte Mariano
The Article Published on the 02nd of September 2014 in Deccan Herald

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Thanks come once again: All good things must come to an end…. Vimukti Pothnal
To bless them for a greater future ahead and to bid them good bye, Farwell was organized on 18th of August, 2014 at Vimukti center to our youths who had come for socio cultural study from France. In the evening at 6.30.p.m the cultural program was commenced. The Anugraha Boarding children invoked God’s blessings on the program through their prayer dance, followed by the director’s inspiring message to the youths. The function was also marked by celebrating the birthday of Miss Diane one of the youth from France.
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Happy Teachers Day : St.Francis of Assisi School Chikodi.
St. Francis of Assisi School wishes Happy teachers' day to all the teachers of the Capuchin Education Board. Thanks for being a wonderful teacher to our kids.

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“La Cuisine” at St. Anthony’s & Darshan College, Kengeri
Arguably the most awaited and most interesting event of the Academic year 2014-15 was the appetizing and delectable culinary Competition held at St. Anthony’s Institutions under the title “La Cuisine Indienne”. Number of students from St. Anthony’s PU College and Darshan College of Commerce and Management participated in this event. It was an event that stood out! With limited ingredients, tight deadlines and real life constraints, our students took on a big challenge to create delicious and nutritious dishes.
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Garment making programme & Giving away the Merit Certificates at Vimukti Pothnal
“Where there is a will there is a way”. We can achieve anything in life provided we dedicate ourselves totally to achieve the set goal. There are various means and ways to reach to the goal. We have the potentiality to become what we want. Vimukti charitable trust from the past few years has helped such enthusiastic Girls to develop their skills by various ways. Recently Vimukti organized four months Garment making programme to 60 girls of Pothnal and its neighboring villages.
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Children had a colorful day at St.Francis of Assisi School Chikodi.
Fancy dress is all about innovations, colorful costumes and fun. It was held an 16th and 24th of August . it gave a great opportunity to showcase their favorite personalities and to be immersed with their character. Sr. Bridgita, Regina and Subhash and Sahita were as a judge and their faces were excited with an admiration of the students competitive spirit.
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Pastoral Visit of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda of Gulbarga Diocese to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Halbarga, Bidar:-
24th August was an auspicious day for the Anugraha Ashram, Church And School as Rt. Rev. Dr. Robert Michael Miranda officially visited the parish and the school. His Excellency arrived here at 9.30 a.m. and baptized 79 persons, 37 people received first holy community and 52 received confirmation from the hands of bishop. A day long ceremony from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. did not tire the bishop. At 6 p.m. he left for the new sub-station at Kon-Melkunda and had a prayer service and saw the possibilities of having a new chapel.
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Day of Hope: Creating Space for Children @ Vimukti Pothnal
The sports and games are important to every child to grow physically as well as psychologically. With the aim of bringing justice to children of Vimukti, “A day of hope: creating space for the children was celebrated on 13th August 2014 at Utakanoor High school. Hundreds of children assembled to join the event. Vimukti Director in his address pointed out that “It is time to change our attitude and learn to treat children better. Every child is gifted with one or the other talent and the same should be rediscovered and encouraged”.
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St. Anthony’s & Darshan College celebrates 68th Independence Day:
“Freedom in our minds, Freedom in our Words, Pride in our Souls and Salute to our Nation”
St. Anthony’s and Darshan College celebrated the 68th Independence Day with much gratitude to the Leaders of the Nation who toiled day in and day out for the Freedom of the motherland sacrificing their lives and realizing all their dreams for the nation. The Celebration started with singing of the Patriotic songs and dancing to the tunes with lovely choreography. The Director Rev Fr. Alwyn Dias along with the Principal of St. Anthony’s PU College Rev Fr. Roshan Rosario unfurled National Flag. Rev. Fr Alwyn Dias addressed the gathering with a Motivational Speech explaining the real freedom and responsible independence.
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Darshan College engraves history at Bangalore University:
The Darshan College had the unique opportunity of being the part of 68th Independence Day Celebration at the Bangalore University on 15th August 2014. In the presence of the Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University Dr. Thimmegowda, the Registrar Ms. Seethamma and the NSS State Co-Ordinator Dr. Srinivas, Darshanites performed an excellent classical dance which was well appreciated by the hundreds of the dignitaries. Moreover, the Darshanites voiced the classical “We are the world, We are God’s children” with melody and music.
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Freedom in the Mind, Faith in the Words...Pride in our Souls... Let’s salute those great men, who made this possible. This day was celebrated with great enthusiasm along with our chief guest the Ex-military officer Mr. Nagraj and Mr. Ravi, chief president of Jilla BJP Prachara Samithi, Flag was hoisted and words on freedom were spoken by Mr. Ravi. Mr. Nagaraj too reminded us that Thousands laid down their lives so that our country is breathing this day Never forget their sacrifice... He was also honored by the school management for his service to our nation at large. 
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Independence Day Celebration & Grand Parents Meet @ St. Anthony Church School, Gangondanahalli
68th Independence Day was Celebrated in a grand scale at St. Anthony's School, After the flag hoisting, various Cultural programmes were held by the students. The Grand Parents Meet was held at our school for the first time for the academic year 2014 - 2015, on 9th August. The Headmaster elaborately explained to the Grand Parents gathered, their specific role in educating their grand children through their collaboration with the Teachers, Parents and Management.

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Raksha Bandhan Celebration at St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
Raksha Bhandan is a most delightful festival celebrated in every past of our country. On 10th August 2014 St.Francis of Assisi School students in Chikodi got a special occasion to cherish their moments of brotherly love by tying of sacred thread on their brothers wrist as well as making an arathi which is symbolic way of representing that “My brother you live for ever with abundance of graces and good health. Our students faces were lighted up with joy. What a wonderful day it was !.
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Blessing of the New Altar - Saccidanda
August 17: It is rightly said that the Altars occupy a prominent place in the sanctuaries of all the Churches of the Catholic Church and the area around the Altar is seen as endowed with greater holiness and is usually physically distinguished from the rest of the Church. Therefore it was a long awaited wish of the Friars of the Saccidandna and more so the wish of the Faithful who come for the Sunday Mass to have a beautiful Altar for the Chapel.
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Celebration of smiles and great vigor at St. Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
The 68th Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotic feelings and celebrative mood. The National flag was hoisted at 8 a.m by Dr. Sudhir Patil along with the Principal Fr. Richie Quadros, Fr. Jason and Master Pranav Bellad. The march past by the students was stupendous and mind blowing. The cultural programmes along with the speeches of the students in different languages were very colorful and feast for the eyes to enjoy.
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‘Tuzo Sevak’ - CD of Capuchin Fathers was released
Aug 13: ‘Tuzo Sevak’ the new CD of Capuchin Fathers was released by Dr Aloysius P D’ Souza the Bishop of Mangalore. The CD contains 12 hymns of which seven are liturgical. Specialty of the CD: For the first time in the history of Konkani devotional songs, a song based on all the 73 names of the holy books of the Bible. Comparatively better clarity of sound with standard mastering by Praveen Duth Stephen.
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Independence Day – Saccidandna
On August 15, the Fraternity of Saccidanadna along with the faithful celebrated the 68th Year of our Independence Day and also the Assumption to Heaven of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Eucharist was at 7. A.M. with Rev. Fr. Andrew Anil Sequeira as the main celebrant, who preached a meaningful homily on this occasion. After the Holy Eucharist, the faithful gathered in front of the house to hoist the flag. Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais was requested to hoist the flag. On this occasion Br. Alden & Br. Bolar, theology brothers from Darshan Institute of Theology, Kengeri, sang a Patriotic song.
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…into that heaven of Freedom….: Trinity Central School
The Trinitarians woke with a patriotic spirit and walked into the school campus along with their parents to celebrate the sixty-eighth independence day of our country. We proudly saluted the fluttering tricolour against the backdrop of the clear blue skies as the School band played the national anthem. This was soon followed by the march-past lead by the SPL and the ASPL. The Chief Guest Ms MallikaManjunath, an eminent social worker and a classical dancerand the Guests of honour, Mr Cyril Quadras, Builder and a well-wisher, Fr Chetan Lobo and Mr Naveen Fernandes, PTA member accepted the guard of honour.
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  Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka   

On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.



Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Council

Fr. Alwyn Dias
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Andrew Anil Sequeira
2nd Councilor

Fr. Santa Lopes
3rd Councilor

Fr. George Godwin
4th Councilor

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