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Father Muller Charitable Institutions Celebrates Founder’s Day 

March 15, 2024

Mangaluru: Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) celebrated its Founder’s Day on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, commemorating the 183rd Birth Anniversary of its founder, Rev. Fr Augustus Muller SJ. The event was graced by the presence of Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of FMCI, along with the management, faculty, staff, post-graduates, interns, and students.

The highlight of the day was a Thanksgiving Mass held at 7:30 a.m. in the St Joseph Chapel, which was offered by Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Vice Chancellor of St Aloysius (Deemed to be University), Mangalore. In his sermon, Rev. Dr Martis emphasized the steadfastness of God’s love, quoting the Bible verse, “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?” He likened this unwavering love to the commitment of Father Muller, who began his journey by dispensing medicine under a banyan tree and continued God’s ministry by helping the poor and downtrodden.

The Mass was concelebrated by priests from the management of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, adding to the solemnity and reverence of the occasion. Following the Mass, attendees gathered for breakfast in the cafeteria, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among all present.

Founder’s Day at FMCI is not only a celebration of the institution’s history and roots but also a reminder of its ongoing commitment to serving humanity with compassion and dedication. As FMCI looks back on its rich legacy, it continues to look forward, inspired by the values and vision of its founder, Rev. Fr Augustus Muller SJ.