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Mother Is Saint Teresa Of Calcutta Now On

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altBALLARI, SEP 04: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) was elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis today in the Vatican.

Hundreds of thousands of dignitaries and pilgrims witnessed the event of global importance.

The canonisation of Mother Teresa, a Nobel prize winner who was known as the “Saint of the Gutters” for her work with impoverished and dying people living in the slums, was been highly anticipated by admirers all over the world, and is the highlight of the church’s jubilee year of mercy.

Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Teresa joined the Loreto order of nuns in 1928.

In 1946, while travelling by train from Kolkata to Darjeeling, she was inspired to found the Missionaries of Charity order.

The order was established in 1950 and has since opened houses in more than 130 counties with over 6,000 members worldwide providing comfort and care for the needy, dying and sick.

She died in 1997 and was beatified in 2003 and was declared Blessed in 2013.

The Bellary Diocese is blessed with a convent of Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa who are caring for the poorest, physically challenged and aged.

The Diocesan thanksgiving celebration will be held on Sep. 10 at the Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine.

Many dignitaries, priests, religious and lay faithful are expected to participate in large numbers in the event enthusiastically.


Father Joachim School Building Opened

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altJAWALGERA, AUGUST 27: The newly built Fr. Joachim School building was blessed and inaugurated by the Bishop on Aug. 27 at Jawalgera.


Made possible by the kind donation of the Trustees of Friars Minor of the English Province, the school building is dedicated to the empowerment of the backward section of the society.


The Diocese is sincerely grateful to Fr. Edward Hygton ofm for facilitating the process.


The local Kannada Medium school has been run by St. Ann’s Sisters of Providence for over fifty years. The English medium school has been a long standing demand of the local people, especially the local Catholic community.


Congratulations to Frs. Paul A, Chourappa Sollapur, Sam Nalan, Yagappa and Devanesan for effectively completing the work within a year.


First English Medium PU College In Devadurga Opened

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DEVADURGA, AUG. 22: Don Bosco P. U. College and it’s new building were blessed and inaugurated by the Bishop on Aug. 22 at Devadurga.

The Devadurga Mission under the pastoral care of the Salesians of Don Bosco has been providing pastoral care to the many sub-stations and promoting quality education in Devadurga.

The new PU College will have science and commerce sections.

Congratulations to Fr. K.C. Mathew and teams of priests and sisters for the excellent work.


Clergy Meeting And Study Session On The Joy Of Love Held

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BALLARI, AUG. 19: A clergy meeting of the pastoral clergy and a day of study of the Pastoral Exhortation- The Joy of Love was held on August 18-19, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Centre, Bellary.


The pastoral clergy attended the day-long clergy meeting which discussed on the activities of the diocesan pastoral commissions, the liturgical practices, liturgical language and pastoral matters.


The study sessions on Amoris Laetitia were animated by Frs. Sagaya John, Arul Raj csc and Lourdswamy T.

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Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine

Bellary-Mathe-small The Shrine of Bellary Arogya Mathe was blessed and dedicated on 8th September 2000 on the feast of the Nativity of our Blessed Mother Mary in memory of the great jubilee 2000 and the Golden Jubilee of the Diocese of Bellary


Diocesan Diamond Jubilee

This year is Diamond Jubilee of our Bellary Diocese.  It is completing 60 years in the service to God and His people.


Loss of Life and Property due to Flash Floods in Bellary Diocese

 Number of people affected : 151,934
Loss of life : 72
Villages affected : 1,296
Houses destroyed/damaged : 118,833
Relief being distributed to : 3,500 families
No. Catholic houses lost: 560
Number of medical camps held : 22