Our Father Founder loved Shimoga, his birth place. He had great affection for his native place. While the Congregation opened communities in various dioceses it had a dream of having a community in the birth -Â place of the Founder. The dream of Bethany was realized when Most Rev Gerald Isaac Lobo extended an invitation to Bethany to open a house of Bethany in the birth-place of the Founder.
The invitation was gladly accepted. In 2005, it was decided to have a community in Shimoga at Bapuji Nagar, 8th cross, in a rented house. The new community was erected on 30 May 2005. Sr Molly Thomas was installed as the first Superior of the new community.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down oneâ€™s life for oneâ€™s friends.”