Name: Sr Hildegarde Rasquinha
Sr Hildegarde was born on 7th October 1939 as the 3rd child among the 7 children of Mr Sylvester Rasquinha and Carmine Saldanha, a devout and affectionate family of St Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore diocese. Born on the feast of our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Sr Hildegarde had a great love and devotion to Mother Mary and the recitation of the Rosary. At Baptism she was named as Juliana and grew up in the loving, caring and devout family ambience. Her family was a domestic church where they prayed the daily family prayers together and participated in the Eucharist regularly. Juliana was a clever and cheerful girl, did her primary and secondary education at St Joseph’s School, Nanthoor and Sacred Heart Girls High School, Kulshekar, after which did her professional course of Teacher’s Training at Capitanio, Mangalore.