Welcome to Fransalian School of Exellence

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Welcome to Fransalian School of Exellence

History

Fransalian Fathers and Brothers 179 Years of Service

The congregation of missionaries of St. Francis de Sales is religious society of fathers and bothers responsible for the administration of the Fransalian School of excellence.

The congregation was founded in 1838, more than two centuries after the death of St. Francis de Sales. Father Peter Mermier was born in 1790 and as a child, he experienced the terrorism let loose by some extremists of the French revolution. His parents were farmers. His mother was a wonderful woman from whom he learned to have faith in God, to face trouble with courage and to help those made to suffer by the terrorists. As a young man, Peter Mermier decided to dedicate his life for the service of God and others as a priest. For sometime he was put in charge of teaching and discipline in a residential school for boys. But he soon realized that the mission was to go from place to place, helping the young and the old to live in the ideals taught by Jesus and which St. Francis de Sales had practiced so well. Everyone should have faith in God who loves us and should spread patience, forgiveness, readiness to help people in any kind of need whether material or spiritual. It was to spread these ideals that the congregation of Fransalians were founded.

In reply to an appeal made by the Pope, six Fransalians – four fathers and two brothers landed in India in 1845, only seven years after the foundation of the society. Over the years they were joined by other dedicated and courageous men.

The Fransalians were asked work in Eastern and central India. Beginning at Visakhapatnam, they opened centres in places as far away as Cuttack, Aurangabad and Nagpur. They had to travel long distances on horseback or by bullock-cart. They took care of people affected by famine or suffering from varies diseases.

They started social service centres, dispensaries and orphanages. They gave special attention to education of the youth and the teaching people to trust in God and to live together in peace and joy.

At present the Fransalians are working in different parts of India, running social work centres, school technical schools, helping the people to live happy lives founded in faith in God and concern for the welfare of others. While respecting all religions and cultures the Fransalians make it their mission to hold aloft the ideals taught by Jesus, which were in inspiration to Gandhiji and made specially attractive by St. Francis de Sales , leading Father Peter Mermier to found the Fransalian society.

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