The Founder

        Rev Msgr. Antony Patrao

Msgr. Antony Patrao was born on 10-12-1901 in Mangalore. He Studied at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. Later he joined St. Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore. He was ordained a priest on 03-12-1927. He was appointed as Parish Priest of Mai De Deus Church, Puttur on 08-10-1939. He became a household name in Puttur as he dedicated himself for the welfare of the people. He was a great philanthropist and visionary.

He Founded following institutions in Puttur :

  • Mai De Deus Primary School
  • St. Victor Girls’ High School
  • St. Philomena High School
  • St. Philomena College
  • St. Victor English Medium School
  • Fr. Patrao Hosptial

After leading a useful life dedicated wholly to the welfare of humankind, Msgr. Patrao left for the Heavenly Abode on 14-05-1975 at the ripe age of 74 years.

May God grant him Eternal Rest.

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