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God our loving Father, may we become partakers of your love as

we fix our eyes on Jesus Crucified and Risen, and strive to build

a world of love and peace in this world of ours.





Wish you all a very Happy New year 2015 and abundant blessings of the   Almighty on all your undertakings to spread His Kingdom and increase His Glory.

Province Schedule: A one day gathering of the Superiors and the Heads of the institutions of our Province was held in the Provincial House on 5th July.

An envoy to Brazil Mission: Sr. Vinaya Purayidathil, the Provincial Superior of Amala Province, was privileged to visit the 29 year old Brazil Mission. She started out her long awaited journey on 15th July and after having had an on-the spot experience of life lived and mission carried on by our Sisters there, amid many a blessings, possibilities and hardships, and congratulating their enthusiastic, zealous life and extending courage, prayerful support to them, she returned on 8th August. Kannur community was privileged to listen and learn more of Brazil mission.

Blessed in the name of the Lord: was a North-Indian, Cardinal of great renown in the Catholic Church, a very simple yet magnanimous personality in the person of his Eminence Cardinal Telespore Toppo, during his stay in the Diocese, paid a visit on 7th July, to our Provincial house, escorted by our Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala and few priests. The community accorded him a warm and cordial welcome.

Sr. Celine Kannanaikal, the Servant of God, makes herself very much alive on 25th July, her heavenly birthday, ever since the Cause of Beatification was initiated. The usual highlights of the day – the solemn, concelebrated  Eucharist, with a notable difference this year, by the new Bishop of Kannur, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala as the president, the ‘Nercha Choru’ for the whole congregation of Celine’s devotees-priests, sisters and laity from far and near. 

A task completed: Sr. Regis, of Vimala Province, rendered precious services generously, patiently and perseveringly for the past four years, assisting Sr. Carmelita, in the great and arduous task of the Cause of beatification of Sr. Celine Kannanaikal.  The work in India was concluded on 28th May 2014. Sr. Regis was exemplary in every aspect of community living in spite of the heavy responsibility she handled. Her return to her own province was preceded by a thanksgiving service and a grand send off expressing our appreciation and gratitude towards her on the evening of 9th August. The next day accompanied by Sr. Carmelita, she left for Trichur to proceed to Lucknow.

On 19th August, Rev. Fr. Cherian Thundu- parampil CMI, who consented to be the Postulator in Rome for the Cause of Sr. Celine, visited our convent in Kannur. He was intent on acquainting himself with first hand information of the place Sr. Celine lived, worked, died and lay buried. From here he proceeded to Kundannur, her hometown.

23rd August a one day meeting of the 36 sister Procurators of all our convents and institutions was held here.  Rev. Fr.  Baby S.J. the procurator of the Kerala Jesuit Province, was the resource person.

All in view of the 6th Provincial Chapter:

Sr. Berchmans, the Assistant Superior General arrived from Rome on 4th September. The very next day Rev. Fr. Abraham Puthumana S.J., the facilitator of the chapter also arrived from Patna. Around 5.30 pm all the 40 delegates assembled to commence the Chapter highlighting the theme: “With our eyes fixed on Jesus Crucified and Risen, We strive to build a world of love and peace.” The Provincial Chapter was concluded on 12th September.

Province Retreat for All: Closely following the Chapter there was the retreat from 13- 16th September preached by Sr. Ami CMC and her team from Attappady. 170 sisters participated in it.  The Provincial and Vice Provincial accompanied the Team to Brigida Bhavan, Calicut, where a 2nd retreat was due.

The Annual Retreat of the Community was conducted from the evening of 12th October to 17th afternoon. Rev. Fr. Ansen O.F.M. Cap. was

the guide.  12 sisters from other communities also took part in the same.

C.R.I. Meeting: Sr. Vinaya, our Provincial Superior, went to Delhi on 4th November for the C.R.I.  She returned on the 18th.

On home leave from Italy: Sister Simmi arrived in August and returned early in September. Sisters Lilly Jose and Grashy Jose too reached a little later, followed by Sr. Molly Sebastian.

For Further Work of the Cause of Celine: 16th November was a day of departure, to Rome, of Sisters Carmelita and Greeta (to Rapallo) along with Sr. Lilly Jose who is newly appointed Postulator, as per canonical requirement, for taking ahead the Cause of Sr. Celine. She will be ably assisted by Sr. Carmelita with her wealth of knowledge and experience in this area.

Preparatory Commission: in View of the General Chapter- from 22nd November to 2nd December Sisters Veena and Molly Sebastian joined the 6 delegates from the provinces, at Nivedita, Bangalore, to set the ‘working document’ for the Gen. Chapter due in August 2015.

A new venture: Sneha Counselling and Training Centre, at Vizhinjam was blessed and inaugurated on 26th November in the presence of our Provincial Superior, Sr.Vinaya and Province Procurator Sr. Smitha. They took the opportunity to visit our other convents in Trivandrum.

R.I.P: Our dear Sr. Anna Maria expired on 12th August in Nirmala Hospital, Calicut. Her mortal remains were brought to Kannur 1.30 p m. His Lordship, Bishop Alex Vadakumthala offered Holy Mass at 4.30 pm with 9 priests. The Funeral took place at 6.30 at Burnassery Cathedral cemetery. May her soul rest in peace!

As is the custom here Sisters do participate in the funeral services of parents and close relations of all UMI sisters, irrespective of whichever province they belong. Sr. Gilberta’s brother on 5th August; Sr. Sally’s mother on 20th August; Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal’s mother on 17th  October, and on the 7th day’s services on 24th October  instant; Sr. Angiolata’s brother on 24th and Sr. Violet’s mother at Vizhinjam.

All Souls’ Day reminded us of our own ‘going –home’ and our entire dear departed, during the Eucharistic celebration in the common cemetery with all the faithful of the Cathedral parish.

To Maria Celine’s Home: Since the opening of the convent attached to Sr. Maria Celine’s ancestral home at Kundannur, sisters take opportunity to visit the home and seek her intercession. Sisters Lumina and Philo George took the Office Staff of our School to this memorable ‘home of the saint’ on 4th October. 

To the Mission of their younger days: On 20th November Sisters Maura, Lumina and Adel left for North India on a visit to the places they were prior to the division of the provinces. Since it is their  own  Golden Jubilee  year  the occasion served to meet their old friends and also to take part in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of St. Joseph’s Convent and School, Kanpur on  11-12- 14. They returned on December 16th.

Updating Programs: On22nd November Sisters Neena and Karuna went to Bangalore to attend a Leadership Course at Mt. St. Joseph’s.  Sr. Shiny Varkey went to Poona for a three weeks’ Course. On 22nd Sr. Gertrude went to Pambra to take classes for students and their mothers. On 28th Sisters Lovely and Liby went to Bangalore for a Course. Sr. Bertilla from Calicut spent few days with us in November.

Juniors’ Day: was kept up on 26th November with special prayer for them in the morning followed by a solemn Mass by Fr. Vijesh Jacob, a delicious breakfast and a very cheerful day.

‘Home again’: After 34 years of generous service in our Mother house at Piacenza, Italy, Sr. Constance joined our community on December first.

Christmas is round the corner: 12 of us hastened to celebrate it ahead of days with the Bishop and other religious and priests of the diocese the Bishop’s house on 23rd December. And on 24th the ‘friends were revealed and gifts exchanged’ in an atmosphere of great joy before leaving for the mid-night Mass at the Cathedral.

Pilgrimage to Vailankanni: scheduled for 25th afternoon started out by train and were received by our sisters of Rasiamangalam at Trichy on 26th morning and proceeded to Vailankanni. Having spent the day prayerfully, we visited Oriyur, the site of St John Britto’s martyrdom and returned to Kannur on 28th morning. Thanks to Mother Mary and our Sisters of Rasiamangalam. A special word of thanks to Sisters Evelyn, Julie Maya and Divya, for taking care of the sick sisters and the convent, in our absence.

O give thanks to the Lord for the 2014 with all its gifts and blessings. Quality time was spent in Eucharistic adoration prior to ushering in the New Year 2015 in the context of the Holy Mass at midnight in the Cathedral Church. Now we leave everything and everybody in the Mighty and Merciful Hands of our Divine Lord and His Mother.

School: (USSS, KANNUR)  The period of these six months was studded with ever so many achievements. The curricular and co-curricular activites are going on well by the grace of God under the able guidance of Sr. Philo George. The scent percent results obtained by many of our pupils in the All India Secondary and Sr. Secondary School Examinations brought great joy to all. Out of the 142 pupils who appeared for the Std. XII examination, 130 obtained distinctions. In the Std. X examinations 20 pupils secured A1 in all the subjects. The class-wise programmes were swung into action. This helped our pupils to prepare for the Culture Fest of the Kannur Sahodaya. The State Level CBSE Kalotsav 2014 brought us a number of laurels. A good number of our pupils bagged the first position in different items. At the district level Sahodaya competitions, twenty five of our pupils did us proud with an outstanding grade.  The School Annual Athletic Meet was held on 17th October 2014 at the Police Maidan. Many prizes obtained by our pupils from the various competitions held by the Kannur Sahodaya are placed on record. To make it short we don’t go in details here now. The Karate group is also doing very well through sheer determination and hard work. In the International and National level competitions which were held here, many pupils won medals.

Ursuline Students Social Welfare Association and the  ‘Nallapadam’  groups  under the guidance of Sr. Lissy Jose, the Vice Principal, organised many activities to instil in pupils the awareness about the less privileged in our society and to lend their helping hands. They have done much by their visits and contribution to alleviate the sorrows of the ailing in different centres far and near. They also had practical lessons in cooking, cleaning the school surroundings, roads, parks etc. 

The students of Classes XII and X went to Bangalore with Sr. Philo George and the teaching staff on an excursion for three days in September and November respectively.

We thank God for an active and supporting PTA and the dedicated Staff, who work for the betterment of the school always.

  A Happy and Blessed year 2015 to all of you!


Welcome 2015: Warm and friendly greetings for a bright and grace filled New Year 2015, from all of us at Villa Morello, Wellington. May we be enveloped by our Heavenly Father’s Love and may we strive to build A World of Love and Peace wherever we are all throughout the New Year 2015.  As the year is dedicated to ‘Consecrated Life’ we recall the words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis “Wake up the world, be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living.”

Our celebrations: The month of July started with the feast of St. Thomas, the Apostle of India. The dawn of  15th August  doubled our joy as the solemn Mass was celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm followed by flag hoisting which reminded us of the importance of this twin commemoration.  Our Foundress’ day Sept 4th was tastefully commemorated with Holy Mass followed by a grand lunch. The feast of the Immaculate Conception was solemnized with a lively Eucharistic celebration by three of our parish priests and sisters from all the five neighboring convents.

In the school: September 5th, the teachers’ day was celebrated with an entertainment program organized by the students.  Children’s day was another colorful and joyous celebration where teachers staged different varieties of program to entertain the students.

Hearty Welcome to our guests: Sisters Judy and Olinda who stayed for few days; Fr. Jose Pulinthanam S.J. who conducted refresher courses for our students and the teachers. With overwhelming joy we received Carmelita and her team members who strive hard for the Cause of Sr. Celine Kannanaikal. They enjoyed themselves all the way through sightseeing at Ooty and Kottagiri. 7th October found us warmly welcoming Sr. Vinaya, our Provincial superior and Sr. Smitha, our province procurator. Their presence and animation brought enrichment and warmth to our community.

Spiritually fortified: Sisters Caroline and Divya gained much spiritual enrichment and strength from a meeting held at Kannur early in the month of July. In October Sisters Alessandra and Angela Marina explained the Provincial Chapter Acts which gave us more awareness of the need for individual conversion. Christmas celebration in the school was with great pomp and gaiety, colorful and meaningful, with a live crib, singing of carols, presenting skits, sharing of cake and exchanging of gifts.

We bade farewell to the year 2014 during an hour of Eucharistic adoration in the parish church followed by Holy Mass at midnight.  



“If you love God, this love will make you seek Him in everything and will urge you to help your neighbor in order to please God”      Blessed Brigida of Jesus

Some realistic changes at Amala Convent:

  • The strength of the community is raised from 5 to 7.
  • Ami’s retreat inspired and prompted us for amazing changes both in prayer  and community living. Thanks to God and the Provincial team!
  • The youth animation session recharged Sisters Jacquline and Cecilia to work courageously among the youth.
  • ‘AINACS’ meeting at Madras made Sr. Angela Marina more enthusiastic.
  • Sisters Alessandra and Angela Marina participated in the 6th Provincial Chapter of Amala Province.
  • It is a matter f pride for our community which secured cent % mark for the participation in the quiz conducted on “Blessed Brigida‘s life history”. Sisters Alessandra, Angela Marina and Cecilia won high marks.

VISITS:  Visit by our Provincial and Procurator strengthened us to go forward with new vigour and confidence in the Lord. Sisters Molly Sebastian, Poornima and Divya surprised us on their way back from different places.

CELEBRATIONS:   The feast of St. Ann, St. Ignatius Loyola, the Assumption of Mother Mary, Blessed Brigida, St. Ursula, the Immaculate Conception, the Silver Jubilee of Sr. Priya and Christmas were celebrated significantly.

SCHOOL:  Both the students and the teachers of MIMS are always on the move with studies, exams, competitions and celebrations on days like Kama Raj’s, Independence, Teachers, Children’s, Annual Sports Meet, Diwali,  Science and Art exhibition etc. Christmas was celebrated with great pomp and rejoicing.

Please pray: We entreat your powerful prayers for the 62 students of standard 10 who are preparing for the public examination.

Pastorally involved:  We frequent the ‘Anpium groups’ (family unit) every Thursday. The presence of the Parish Priest and the Sisters serve as ‘Boost or Horlicks’ for the parishioners.

A new parish church is being constructed here. A miracle! On the day the main roof was concreted, almost at the close of the day, heavy clouds gathered around, there was a heavy downpour, we feared real disaster, but the hand of the Lord kept away the dark clouds from the site, even as 100 yards, safeguarding the church. We believe it was indeed God’s hand!- a telling proof of God’s magnificent power and care over the innocent parishioners. They are rewarded richly for their trust and fervent prayer.

 We are proud of our parish as it secured 2nd position in the Diocesan Sunday and daily catechism scholarship examination.

R.I.P. We request your prayer for the dear departed:  Sr. Alessandra’s Cousin; Sr. Priya’s Mother and Aunt, Sr. Crisanda’s cousin.

We pray that the NEW YEAR may be a blessed one!



Prayerful, loving greetings from all of us at Shanti Sadan!


We stepped into the year of 2015 with an attitude of hope and prayer through an hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the Holy Eucharist. 

Warm welcome: to Sr. Anitha Remalli who joined our community in the month of July. The retreat by Sr. Ami CMC and the annual visit of our provincial superior, Sr. Vinaya, enriched our community life with happiness. Sisters Annette and Prema explained the Acts of the provincial chapter to our community in an experiential manner.


We celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception, our Mother and patroness, on December 8th. Rev. Fr. Thomas, the vice provincial of the CST Fathers offered holy Mass and prayed for the growth of our Congregation.     Thank You.




          Greetings of love and good wishes from all of us at Thirupuram!


Meetings and Renewal: Sr. Pradeepa joined the Superiors’ meeting in Kannur. Sr. Bindu attended the procurators’ meeting and the Youth Animation Programme held at Kurumathur. Sisters Rose Mathew and Bindu participated in the Province level retreat given by Sr. Aimee and Team. It was an enriching experience for us.


Visits: Sisters Adel and Lima came for the explanation of the Chapter Acts. On 22nd November we had a short visit of our Provincial, Sr. Vinaya and the province procurator, Sr. Smitha. Their visit, though very short, with such dedication and spirit of sacrifice, made deep impression on our lives. Thank you dear sisters for being with us and enriching us!


Celebrations: We celebrated the Parish Feast (St. Francis Xavier) and feast of the Immaculate Conception and Christmas meaningfully.


Farewell and Welcome:  We bade farewell to 2014 and welcomed the New Year 2015 with new hopes and expectations.



 “ If I have to choose between a wounded church that goes out into the street and sick withdrawn church  I would definitely choose the first one” Pope Francis.

Celebrations: It was, indeed, a cause of great joy for us to celebrate the birthday of our beloved Mother Aloysia. Onam celebration was very meaningful with the presence of our senior sisters joining together and sharing their joy. On third September we celebrated the feast of our Foundress, Blessed Brigida and feast of our community significantly. Holy Eucharist was presided over by Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal and many other concelebrants. The feast of the Congregation was celebrated on December 8th in a modest way.  Christmas was celebrated in a fitting manner in our community, parish, hospital and Mercy home.

With a competitive spirit:  It was indeed a joyful event of accomplishment for few of our sisters to participate in the carol singing contest in our parish and secure 2nd prize. There was much excitement and rejoicing when the X’mas friends were exposed and gifts exchanged.

Memorial Day: Few of our sisters went to Kannur for the 57th death anniversary of the Servant of God, Sr. Maria Celine and received favours through her intercession. 

Welcome and Send off: Hearty welcome to Sisters Mariatheena, Isebella, Serena and Jasmin. We wish you a happy stay here. Sr. Soundharya is transferred to Ambalapuzha.  On completing her B Pharm in JDT, Sr. Jolly Joseph has returned to Vimala Province. We are grateful to you sisters for your loving and dedicated service to our community.

Spiritually Revitalized: The retreat by Sr. Aimee and team was a grace -filled time for renewal. Our community hosted 175 sisters from different UMI communities. The community retreat, directed by Fr. Maria Das O.F.M. intensified our desire to spend more time before the Blessed Sacrament. Few of our sisters visited a family in Balal, where, it is believed, that our Lady appeared to a simple woman and healed her of her cancer. It is observed that oil keeps emanating from a bottle handled by the ‘visitor’ which has curative value.

  1. I. P: Do remember: Sr. Anna Maria was the next flower from the UMI Garden, found fragrant and in bloom to be plucked for heaven. She was called for her eternal reward on 12th August at 2.30 am. Holy Mass was offered by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal after which her mortal remains were buried in Burnassery Cathedral Cemetery.

Sr. Beatrice’s sister –Annamma and  Rev. Fr. Jacob Kulangara who passed away after 2 days of hospitalization; we miss his physical presence because he was sharing his faith and love with us and the patients. We appreciate this great missionary who could satisfy the spiritual thirst and basic needs of people. We pray for the dear departed souls.

Clinical Updating: Sr. Soumya went to Bombay for CHAI. Sisters Jerome, Theresa Paul and Jasmin participated in an updating program in Bangalore.

Pastoral activities: Sisters Linnet, Deepa, Daisy and Jasmine joined the training session conducted by the diocese of Calicut for ‘home mission’. Our Pope, Francis’ stress on family apostolate inspired us to team with sisters of different Congregations to accomplish this mission. Sr. Linnet Sebastian went to Wyanad for the Diocesan Youth meet, to witness the great event ‘Metanoia 2014.’


Animation Programme, Retreat cum Seminar: All the sisters except Sr. Jimi, at St. Andrews attended the retreat at Calicut and Kannur given by Sr. Ami and team.  Sisters Biji and Mercy participated in the youth programme at Kurumathur conducted by Rev. Fr. Toby S J.

Sisters Archana and Biji joined the 6th provincial chapter held at the Provincialate, Kannur. Together they did a good job of explaining the Chapter Acts to the community. Sisters Fidelia and Archana participated in the meeting of superiors and heads of institutions held at Kannur. Sisters Ann George, Jesiliya and Mercy attended the financial meeting at Kannur.

Welcome: Rev. Fr. Solomon Elias assumed the responsibility as the new parish priest and we welcomed him at a grand supper. We were happy to welcome Sisters Lilly, Mini, Ottavia, Divya and Anjali us for a day. It was our joy to host our sisters from Vilayancode and the sisters and staff of Pariyaram who reached here during a picnic to the South.

Celebrations: On 24th June we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of our Sr. Diomira and prayed for her health and happiness. Sisters Jessy, Jimi, Jessiliya and Maria Grazia went to St. Vincent’s Seminary, Menamkulam, for their feast.  Also Sisters Fidelia, Jimi and Jessy joined the feast at Puthucurichy.  Sisters Biji and Mercy participated in the 25th Jubilee Celebration of Fr. Antony Mathias at St. Andrews.

R.I.P: do pray Sr. Ann George’s cousin brother and our former parish priest Rev. Fr. Joseph Gomez.

Socio-Pastoral ministry: Sisters Biji and Jessy attended a counselling session held at Bachetha Bhavan.  Sisters Jimi and Jessy participated in a programme conducted by Rev. Fr. Rex on home mission.

Sisters Fidelia, Archana, Maria Grazia and Jessy went to Vizhinjam and attended the Blessing and Inauguration of ‘Sneha Counselling and Training Centre’.

Merit: We appreciate and congratulate Sr. Mercy who passed her M.A. exam.

School: Seminars and Awareness sessions:

Kerala police commissioner, Mr. Sunil and his colleagues visited the school and gave an awareness class on traffic rules.

An awareness class was given to the parents by Adv. Fejo who inspired the parents on how to motivate their children to lead a meaningful life.  Kerala Educational Society displayed an informative film show ‘Satheerthyam’ about right living.

Also magician ‘Nath’ presented a quite interesting awareness magic show for the students. Rev. Fr. George Painadath gave an enlightening and informative orientation program for our teachers. Also Rev. Fr. Solomon Elias gave a memorable talk to the teachers on September 5th – the Teachers’ Day. 

Motivation Career guidance to the student of Std. X, XII and their parents was given by the resource team.

Sr. Archana attended the 47th National Convention of AINACS held at Bangalore, and the principals meeting held at Ernakulam.

Achievements: Our teachers Mr. Abraham, Mrs. Leonie Paul and Mrs. Rema Devi were congratulated and awarded ‘best teachers prize’ from the Minister for H.R.D., Mrs. Smrithi Irani.

Sr. Archana received a memento for Nallapadam project. On this very occasion our students distributed lunch packets for the patients of the Govt. Hospital, Puthenthope.  ‘Padippura’ was inaugurated by Manorama group for the better motivation of XI, XII students.  Sub district level Kerala School Kalotsavam was held at Kanyakulangara.  Our students won overall III in H.S level.

Our students did well in the sub – district and district level science, social science, mathematics, IT and work experience exhibition and secured a good number of prizes. Our juniors and sub juniors of the school secured trophies in Kaniyapuram sub district sports meet.  In the District sports meet, sub juniors won the overall trophy.  Our school was selected one among the ten in zero waste disposal.

Celebration: Kids’ day was celebrated with lots of dynamism and enthusiasm.  Mr. Sibi Mathew, IPS, was the honoured guest of the day. Rev. Fr. Solomon Elias was the chief guest for Onam and Christmas celebration.

Bounteousness matters: We celebrated our Principal Sr. Archana’s Birthday together with the mentally challenged people of Snehalaya, Monvila.  School children provided necessary domestic material collected by the social service club.  The school donated Rs.10, 000/- ; school management and students donated Rs.16,000/-in favour of two mothers of our students who underwent an unavoidable surgery.

On another occasion our students rendered a generous helping hand with Rs.30, 000/- to the mother of two of our students who are terminal cancer patients; our Management donated Rs.5, 000/- for the surgery of a staff member. Also we gave Rs.10, 000/- to our former PTA President for prolonged treatment. Our staff donated Rs.28, 000/- for the treatment of the wife of one of their colleagues, the school added Rs.10, 000/- to this fund.

Excursion: Students of Std. X along with our principal Sr. Archana and a few escorting teachers went for an excursion to Mysore, Ootty and Wonderland at Ernakulam.



Greetings of peace, love and joy from Jeevass….!

Significant events: August 2nd was indeed a memorable day for all the formees of the Amala Province as 29 of them teemed together at Jeevass. Rt. Rev. Dr. Bishop Alex Vadakumthala addressed them ‘Call: Making My Life Meaningful By Living My Mission’, followed by Holy Eucharist. Rev. Fr. George Painadath, Rev. Fr. Clarence Paliath and Rev. Fr. Jacob Kummini S.J. concelebrated the Holy Eucharist and prayed very specially for each formee. The presence of our Vice Provincial, Sr. Veena and the Formation Councillor, Sr. Shini was noteworthy. 

Our Feasts: Important days like Independence Day and the Assumption of our Heavenly Mother on 15th August, the feast of our Foundress, Mother Brigida on 4th September, Onam- Our state festival, the feast of our Patroness St. Ursula on 21st October, the feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8th December, and Christmas were celebrated in a meaningful way. 1st October and 13th November were highlighted for the Pre-novices and Novices respectively. Indeed both Novices and Pre-novices had taken the initiative to make both the days beautiful for each other.

Delegates to the Chapter: Sisters Sudeepa Mathew, Regi Joseph and Bincy K. Mathew were delegates to the 6th Provincial Chapter 2014. All three collaborated with other delegates for the explanation of the Chapter Acts in different communities. Sr. Sudeepa took time out to visit the families of all our formees.

Community and Mission Exposure: All the second Year Novices were sent to different communities for community experiences followed by 10 days of Exposure programme at Vythiri. Both were highly enriching and experiential, especially the life style of the Tribals. We owe sincere thanks to the sisters of Vythiri, Punchakkad, Kurumathur and Ambalapuzha for extending their love and concern for our formees during their community experience. Certainly we are grateful to Sr. Sybil and community for providing us the facilities for the exposure programme. We are indebted to Sr. Jyotsna for all the arrangement she made for us. In order to avail a different experience for the Candidates, four of them were kept at ‘Jeevass’ for a month.

We affirm and congratulate Pre-novice Sonia Raju for securing third rank in the Logos quiz at the diocesan level and also for participating in the State level competition.

We owe our love and thanks to all those who walk with us specially Sr. Vinaya, our Provincial Superior, Sr. Veena our Vice Provincial, councillors and all our sisters. Here we conclude lifting our hearts to the Almighty and asking your prayers that we may enjoy the fullness of life in the year 2015 and the years ahead.   


Loving greetings to each one of you from Kallamam!

Celebrations: Silver bells Chimed near and far inviting all to join in the thanksgiving celebration of the silver years in the priestly life of Rev. Fr. Dr. Vincent K Peter, the parish priest on 13th August. The whole church was delicately and colourfully decorated for the solemn Eucharistic celebration by the Jubilarian and good many of his priest friends. The final commitment of Sr. Deepa George, a Canossian sister, of this parish (St. George’s Church), was another grand celebration on 4th December.

Canonical visit: of our Provincial Superior, Sr. Vinaya and the Province Procurator, Sr. Smitha Jose served to be a time of encouragement and enlightenment towards a more dedicated life and service. We are grateful indeed to them.

Sisters Adel and Lima helped us with the explanation of the Provincial chapter acts in the first week of November.

The Parish Church of Kolavupara won the overall trophy for the various competitions held in Kattakkada forane. We extend sincere appreciation and   congratulations to sisters Reeja and Shybi who did a lot of hard work behind this great success!


Lots of greetings of prayer and love from all of us here from the house of our beloved Servant of God Sr. Maria Celine Kannanaikal!

We are happy to let you all know that daily adoration and prayer in our chapel here are going on rather well (morning from 9-30 to 12-30 and in the evening from 4 to 6 .00) and many people from far and near are benefitting from them. We have a good number of regular participants for daily adoration.  Many are the favours they are receiving too. For Christmas as well as the New Year both the groups joined together at 3 p.m. cut cake and prayed for each other. Sr. Elsa was of great help to create a spiritual atmosphere and lead people in the presence of God. Sr. Loyola joined the superiors’ and the procurators’ meeting held in Kannur. 

The 57th death anniversary of our Servant of God, Sr. Maria Celine, was celebrated fittingly.  After the Mass special prayers were offered in front of her decorated picture. Sr. Elsa spoke to the children of the school about the life Sr. Celine. The teachers and the children were happy to listen to her. Everyone in Kundannur keep praying   for the beatification of Sr. Celine,   may it take place soon!

During the Provincial chapter we had special prayers and adoration for its success.  Sisters Georgina, Sheela and Gracy were here to join us in prayer. Their prayerful presence was of great help. 

The month of October was spent in honour of Our Lady of Rosary, we recited Rosary in every family of the Unit with great devotion and fervour.  Our parish, named after the Our Lady of Mount Carmel, celebrated its feast during this month. On the last day all 18 Family units came in procession from the centre of each Family Unit, with lighted candles and all reciting rosary, and accompanied by a fitting float prepared by each Family Unit.  The best were awarded prizes. We are happy that our Family Unit won the first prize this time.

The month of November was spent in honour of souls in purgatory. On all thirty days we had special prayers and office in the cemetery for all the departed of this parish during the year with their photos exposed in the cemetery too. We had a good opportunity to pray for all our depart sisters as well as our parents, brothers and sisters and other relations.

December was time of preparation for Christmas- the days were spent in great devotion and prayer. ‘Christmas’ was a great day of joy and happiness! We shared our happiness and joy with each other in the parish and our neighbourhood.



‘A little smile, A word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear! Best wishes for the coming year 2015 from Good Shepherd convent Vythiri.

Meetings and seminars:  CHAI  AGBM in Mumbai was attended by Sisters Jyotsna and Sybil. Sisters’ retreat in Potta   was attended by Sr. Sybil in the month of July. Sr. Jyotsna attended Home Mission seminar in Calicut. She is appointed Diocesan Animator of Pro-life –Movement. Congratulations to Sr. Jyotsna! Sisters Beena and Sini Rose attended the course at Nivedita, Bangalore.

Celebrations; Sisters joined the St. Ignatius’ feast at Echome, Pallikunnu. St. Ursula’s feast, our Foundress’ feast and December 8th were celebrated meaningfully with prayer service and Holy Eucharist. Onam was celebrated with various games and competitions.

New facilities: X-ray department is advanced with new digital printer, and a new ‘cell count machine’ for the Lab.

Visits, Welcome and Transfers:  We were happy to welcome Sisters Sudeepa and Bincy and our novices Sunisha and Josna into our midst for their community experience. Smt. Rosakuty teacher, the State Chairperson for Women ‘Commission visited on her way to Trivandrum. Sisters Isabella and Jasmin were transferred to Nirmala Hospital, dear sisters for all you had been to Good shepherd community.

Medical camp was conducted in Sugandagiri parish by our own sisters and staff. We extended medical aid on Mission Sunday and youth convention days. Exposure programme was conducted for our novices and it helped widen their vision of the society and especially of the tribals.

Socio-Pastoral care: Home Mission was conducted in two parishes; Pro-life message cards were distributed in the diocesan seminar for married couples at the forane level, as part of family apostolate; tailoring and computer course in collaboration with polytechnic, awareness-programs  are conducted in schools and  parishes on cyber crimes, parenting  and family  and counselling services are the major programmes.


Loving Greetings from all of us at Mangara! 

Celebrations: Since our parish is named after St. Thomas we celebrated the Parish Day on 3rd July; the twin feast of Independence and of the Assumption on 15th August; we spent 8th December meaningfully by renewing our vows and adoring the Lord in the Eucharist; Christmas was celebrated in a fitting manner both in the community and Parish and participated in the Christmas gatherings on forane and diocesan level.

Ushering in 2015: On bended knees and in humble adoration we thanked the Lord for the abundant blessings received during the year 2014.We welcomed the New Year 2015, from the loving hands of God by participating in the mid-night Mass and adoration.

School:  Onam was celebrated in a fitting manner with cultural programme followed by ‘Onasadhya’. 14th November ‘Children’s Day’ was made colourful by our P.T A, they prepared Biriyani for the children. Our Children Participated in different Melas and bagged many prizes and got overall 1st in Kala Mela and ‘Vidhyarangam’. We regret to inform you that one of our students ‘Hafis Muhammad’ accidently fell in the river and went to his eternal rest.

Socio-pastoral Work:  We celebrated Onam in a meaningful way with a seminar for the SHG on the history of the State festival Onam; followed by games, about 50 gifts were distributed for the winners. All the participants enjoyed ‘Onasadhya’; and we remembered the inmates of a home for the aged and served food for them. Our pastoral concern inspired us to collect some clothes, buy some rice and stationary items and share with the inmates of Holy Mount.  We did clean their premises and also started one SHG group for the male members. They are doing well. 

We wish you a Bright New Year filled with God’s blessings!


Love and greetings from sisters at Pambra!

We began the new academic year with a meaningful prayer service invoking God’s blessings upon all the students and teachers.

Celebrations: We celebrated Independence Day and the feast of our Blessed Mother with a cultural programme and distribution of Payasam for all. Teacher’s and Children’s Day were celebrated on a grand scale. The PTA made the day memorable by preparing delicious food and memento for teachers. The feast of the nativity of Mother Mary was preceded by novena and Eucharistic celebration for various intentions of the parishioners and our community. Our Foundress, Bl. Brigida and our Patroness St. Ursula were honoured as usual.

We offered a special Mass and Rosary for the various needs of our Congregation and distributed ‘nercha payasam’ to all. 18th of each month is a day of God’s blessings on our community as we spend the whole night with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Up-dating programs: Sr. Simi Mendez participated in the ‘Home Mission Training Programme’ at Calicut in the month of Oct. Since then she is visiting the families of respective Parishes of Wyanad Zone together with sisters of other Congregations.

Visitors: We gladly welcomed our Sisters Sybil and Clarence who came for the explanation of the Provincial Chapter Acts. We are grateful to them both.

Study tour: Our students went to Pappinissery ‘Snake Park’, Payyambalam and Vismaya Park accompanied by the staff and representatives of PTA. We had a halt at Payyambalam auditorium. Our sincere thanks to Sr. Philo and our sisters there for arranging everything for our comfortable stay at night.

Christmas was celebrated after fervent preparation. The church was full to capacity for the mid-night Mass after which cakes and gifts were given. On Dec. 31st we conducted an hour of Adoration at night in our parish followed by mid- night Mass.

May the Lord bless all of us in the New Year!


Loving greetings from Ursuline Nivas, Azzampudi!

Found fit: On 4th July we were happy to promote and send one of our Candidates to Ursuline Convent, Kannur to continue further her formation.

Celebrations: We celebrated the Independence Day and the feast of our Blessed Mother in an impressive manner. The feast of our Blessed Foundress, Brigida Morello had an added grandeur as our Sisters from Kaikalur also joined us. The Missionaries of Faith Fathers, our nearest neighbours here, concelebrated the Eucharist at 6.30 pm. Together with our parishioners and the scholastics of M. F. Seminary. We distributed sweets to all. December 3rd, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, the Patron of our Parish, was a grand day.  8th December, the feast of our Mother Mary was kept up meaningfully. On 21st our sisters from Kaikalur community came to share the joy of Christmas with gifts and cakes.

Sr. Sandhya Paul participated in the Provincial Chapter held at Kannur from 6th to 12th September. Sr. Jovita and Sr. Sandhya Paul made their annual retreat at Kannur. On 28th October Sr. Sudeepa came and explained the Chapter Acts and also visited the formees’ families.

Christmas was celebrated in a magnificent manner both in the Parish and community. As usual 31st Dec. was the day of thanks giving for all the blessings and graces we received from the Lord during 2014. We had an hour of adoration followed by solemn Holy Mass at midnight in our parish.

Before we conclude dear sisters, we thank the Lord Almighty for answering our prayers for the exemption of our convent and land from the airport expansion. We thank each one of you for your valuable prayers; do continue to pray for us.

RIP:  Sr. Jovita lost her brother on 5th July. Kindly pray for the dear departed and the bereaved family.  


“The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.”  Ps: 19/1.


Once again we are here to share with you some bits of news from Ursula Bhavan. This short period of life journey has brought us varieties of events and experiences which help us to encounter the greatness of God.


Celebrations: On 6th July we celebrated our Parish Feast on a grand scale. The day of Independence and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the Feast of Mother Brigida on 4th Sep., the nativity of our heavenly Mother were all days of special prayer, especially the ‘living rosary and Holy Mass. Community and Hospital Day was on21st October with our parish priest, hospital staff and priests from nearby places as guests. We distributed ‘ladu’ to all the parishioners. Onam festival was celebrated in a befitting manner with our tailoring students; they prepared floral carpet in our hospital OPD and entertained us with Onam songs, Thiruvathira etc. The great celebration of Christmas was an enriching one; it was the moment of sharing love, peace and joy of the little babe Jesus.


Meeting: Sisters Raci, Benzita and Roshni attended CHAI meeting at Ernakulum and in Bombay. Sr. Jessy Philip took part in the Provincial Chapter assembly at Kannur. Sr. Roshni attended the course that was arranged for the age group of 35-45 in Bangalore she also participated in the Youth Animation Program at Kurumathur. Sr. Jessy Philip attended the National Conference of Doctors at Kovalam.


Graceful moments: All the members of the community joined the Retreat arranged in Kannur and Calicut. It was a moment of God experience for all of us and it helped us to renew our spiritual life. The Acts of the Provincial Chapter was explained to us Sr. Soundharya Mary joined

Role in Formation: two novices Amani and Vinnoliya joined us for two months o community experience.


Hospital: with gratitude for your prayer we inform you that Dr. Antony Arattukulam MD, a very sincere and a committed person took charge as physician. Do continue supporting us in our healing ministry to bring life and hope to many.


Farewell and Welcome: Sr. Merrine was transferred to Vythiri and Sr. Soundharya Mary joined us. Our thanks to Sr. Merrine, for her selfless service to the community, hospital and parish, best wishes and happy stay with us for Soundharya.


R.I.P. the accidental and tragic death of Sr. Benzita’s cousin brother was shocking news indeed. Sr. Soundharya’s aunty also passed away. Kindly pray for the dear departed.

Good-bye to 2014: On 31st mid night, we said good bye to 2014 and extended a warm welcome to 2015 in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and the Eucharistic celebration thereafter. We draw strength and protection from our heavenly Father and Mother Mary through daily Holy Mass, adoration, rosary around the hospital, special prayers, fasting etc.



We welcomed Sr. Padma Kurella who joined our community in the month of July to do the Secretarial course at Holy Cross Institute.  Sr. Molly returned after successfully completing the Hospital Administration Course at St. John’s, Bangalore. Sr. Mariatheena, after about a year of stay with us, was transferred to Brigida Bhavan.  Sr. Suni George re- joined Govt. service at District Hospital, Kannur by the end of August.

Courses and Retreats: Sisters Suni George and Sheena Sebastian benefitted from the Youth Animation Programme at Kurumathur.  Sisters Helen Mathew, Annette and Sheena Sebastian attended the AGSM Programme of CHAI in Mumbai.  Sisters Leela and Molly participated in a two-week Psycho-Spiritual Course at Pune.  Sisters Chaithanya and Jayarani joined the course at Nivedita, Bangalore.  Sr. Francina participated in a forty days’ retreat at Aluva conducted by the Adoration Sisters.

Home Mission: The diocese of Calicut has begun the Home Mission in full swing. Sisters are trained for the same and now they go for Home Mission twice every month. Sisters Gracy, Clarence, Jancy, Mareena are taking part in the Home Mission at present.

Two retreats: the first by Sr. Ami and team, the 2nd directed by Fr. Mariadas OFM Cap. were enriching experiences of spiritual renewal to each of us. Added to it was the Provincial’s visit in October which re-vitalized us and awoke a spiritual revival. In the first week of November Sr. Adel explained to us the Provincial Chapter Act.

Guests: We were privileged to have the presence and meaningful Eucharistic celebrations of Rt. Rev. Dr. Jose Porunnedam, Bishop of Mananthavadi, for a couple of days as he came for a check-up in the hospital. We had the solemn inauguration of the Year of Consecrated Life in our Diocese on 20th December.

Congratulations to Sr. Mareena Mathew who passed M.Sc. Nursing with first class and securing first position in the college too.

We made our Christmas celebrations meaningful with different activities like carol singing, crib competition, visit to juvenile home etc.  We also had a carol competition in our parish and our students won the first prize and we, sisters won the second prize.

Nirmala College of Nursing: our SNA unit won the Rolling Trophy for the fourth time in the SNA North West Zonal Arts and Sports competitions for the year 2014-15. On first September 2014 the 12th batch of B.Sc. Nursing students began their course.  We are happy to announce that Ms. Anit Shajumon secured the First Rank in the State in child health nursing.  She was awarded during the TNAI annual State Conference at Kannur in the month of November.

School of Nursing: On October 1st the 47th   batch of GNM students has begun their course.  We had good results for the 2nd and 3rd year students. We await the 1st years’ result.

Dear sisters keep praying for the successful completion of the construction of our casualty building.

RIP: On Christmas day afternoon, our joy was turned into sadness as Fr. Jacob Kulangara left us for his eternal reward.  It is indeed a great loss for us at Nirmala as he was always available for administering confession, the anointing of the sick and to pray for the sick and dying, thus comforting them in their pain and agony.


“Yesterday is behind you. Rebuild a life of your design. Do not let the past, fear of failure or rejections overwhelm your spirit. Live and go for your dreams.” May our dreams as consecrated persons, find its fulfilment through your vision and mission, in this Year of Consecrated Life!

On 25th July, Sr. Celine’s Death anniversary was celebrated fittingly in our Parish. Holy Mass was offered in her memory, seeking her intercession. The Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Daniel gave a brief introduction, highlighting the importance of the day and prayer for her beatification was recited together.


Celebrations: Mother Mary’s birthday on 8th Sept. was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour with candle procession, reciting rosary and carrying the statue of Mother Mary, followed by a solemn Mass. On Sep.14th we celebrated the titular feast of the parish ‘Holy Cross’ with much grandeur.


Preparatory Camps: were conducted in each village which help people come to rectification of marriages and reception of adult Baptism. Dasara holidays found us busy with the preparation of 75 children from different villages for their first Holy Communion and Conformation. Jail ministry is effectively carried out. We celebrated Christmas with the prisoners.


Being the year of Consecrated Life we are asked to wake up the world and to give life to the people. We try to do this as effectively as possible by our life in the mission.



Greetings from sisters at Vilayancode!

July to December is normally a busy time for us with various programmes such as celebrations, courses, retreats, meetings, outings, school competitions ….etc. and so it was this year too.

Oriented to Renew and Refresh: All of us joined the Province Retreat by Sr. Ami and team in September and enriched ourselves spiritually. Thanks to Sr. Vinaya and team for arranging it.  After a year of service in Italy, Sr. Grashy returned to the community on 9th September. She then refreshed herself spiritually joining a retreat at Calicut and a counselling course in Pune, before she re-joined St. Mary’s High School Payyannur on 1st December, after 5 years of leave.

Sr. Lima participated in the 6th Provincial Chapter and was away for a couple of weeks with Sr. Adel Thomas for the explanation of the Chapter Acts to the communities in Trivandrum. On 25th to 27th December, our Community made a pilgrimage to the site of Devasahayam Pilla, and visited the communities in Trivandrum. Our sisters in Kallamam sacrificed their precious time for us and provided us with everything required for comfortable stay and journey. We extend heartfelt thanks to each of them and also to our sisters in the neighbouring communities who contributed greatly to make our trip a memorable one. We are very grateful to Sisters Alice George and Supriya Joseph who looked after our convent during our absence. 

Bible Kalolsavam of Pilathara Forane was held this year in our school on 11th October under the leadership of Fr. Shoby George.  Sr. Lima was entrusted with its responsibility along with Rev. Fr. George Painadath.  The day’s programme went on well and got over by 6 p.m.

All set for laurels: As usual, the months of October and November were packed with activities for the staff and students of our school. Our students participated in all the competitions such as Sasthramela, Vidhyarangam, Kalolsavam, Sports …etc. in the Sub District and bagged off Prizes and Championships. We thank God and convey ‘Hearty Congratulations’ to our Staff and Students for all their success. May God continue to shower down His many blessings on them! 

We did well: It’s with great happiness that we share our success – all the five of us wrote the exam on   Bl. Brigida, our Foundress: 2 secured first places and 3 won 2nd positions. May Bl. Brigida obtain many graces and blessings for all her dear daughters!


Greetings of love from sisters at Shantigram, Kurumathur!

Youth Animators’ Course: was conducted for 30 youth animators of the Province by Rev. Fr. Toby S.J and Deacon Prince were the resource persons. The participants gained much knowledge and skill and went back with great zeal and enthusiasm.


Our role in formation: Two of our novices Jijina and Surekha were with us for two months for their community experience. Their presence added more life and joy to our community and we are grateful to their contribution.


On our knees for the Chapter:  We had 6 full days of adoration for the success of our Provincial Chapter. And all three of us sisters Iris, Lorenza and Josy participated in Sr. Ami’s Retreat at Kannur and Calicut respectively.

RIP:  Sr. Iris lost her 96 year old beloved mother. Sisters from the community joined the funeral service. Let us pray for the dear departed soul.



 “No single act of love for God will be lost; no generous effort is meaningless,

No painful endurance is wasted …………….. ’’     [Pope Francis]


We the sisters of St. Mary’s recall with gratitude the grace filled days of celebrations that passed:

  • The joyful celebration of August 15th with Flag Hoisting, Patriotic songs and competitions.
  • Feast of our beloved Mother Foundress on Sept.4th in the Parish church with our parishioners.
  • Colorful ‘Teachers Day’ by our students.
  • Onam in the school with grand ‘sadhya’ for all the students.
  • Gandhi Jayanti marked by cleaning the surroundings and enjoying the sweet ‘PRADHAMAN’.
  • Active participation in the Forane Bible Kalotsavam which was held in our school.
  • Mission Sunday in the parish with unity and generosity.
  • Children’s Day with meaningful programme by our teachers.
  • Parish Feast and Sunday school Annual Day.
  • Joy of Christmas, shared with our students, teachers and parishioners.
  • Day of Thanksgiving with prayer and adoration on 31st December 2014.
  • School Youth Festival in the sub-district, district and State level with many prizes.

      Thanks be to God!

Let us keep marching forward; let us give Him everything, allowing Him to make our efforts to bear fruit in His good time. [Pope Francis]


“Every Day gives you another chance, you will go furthest if you are willing to do and love”. Greetings and love from all of us at Ursula Nikethan Kanhiradukkam!


  • Feast of the Assumption of our Lady; Independence Day in the school and Parish. The national flag was hoisted. Delicious Onam sadhya and payasam were served to all our students and teachers, thus the significance of the day was
  • In the month of October the Holy Rosary was recited in the parish for ten days followed by Holy Mass.
  • On 14th November Children’s Day was celebrated on a grand scale. The teachers entertained and amused the students by performing various programs for them. The students enjoyed themselves on this Day.
  • 25th December: the birth of the Saviour of the world was a day of special blessings of love, hope, and peace for us. Our joy was expressed through meaningful celebrations on 24th and 25th December.
  • During the grace filled hour of Adoration on 31st December we thanked the Almighty for His countless gifts and blessings of the past year 2014. In a prayerful atmosphere we stepped into the New Year 2015 which commenced with the tender love and divine touch of our Master and Lord in the solemn thanks giving Eucharist.

Greetings of love and good wishes from all of us at Kaithachira!

Celebrations: On July 28th our parish celebrated the feast of St. Alphonsa with much grandeur, a meaningful Eucharist and cultural programmes of the children from Alphonsa Family unit since it was their Annual Day. Days of importance like the Independence, Assumption of our Blessed Mother, Children’s Day,  the Immaculate Conception, were meaningfully kept up with prayer services and Holy Eucharist.

The month of October was highlighted by the recitation of the Holy Rosary with much devotion in the parish as well as in the family units. We had grand Christmas celebration in the community, parish and school.  X’mas gifts were exchanged.

Ruby Jubilee: The Diocese of Palakkad was in its ‘Ruby Jubilee’ days. Year round celebration was concluded significantly during a public function on 2nd October 2014 by His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. George Alanchery.

Courses and Retreats:

  • Romiya attended CHAI and SWAI Meeting conducted in Bombay.
  • The members of the community actively participated in the explanation of the chapter acts by our Sisters Francina and Allen.
  • All the sisters of our community joined the Province Retreat arranged in Kannur and Calicut. It was a golden opportunity for us to renew ourselves.

Visits: We were blessed with the presence of our Provincial Superior, Sr. Vinaya. It was indeed a time of enrichment and encouragement through personal and community guidance and directives.

31st December was marked by sentiments of gratitude and praise to the Lord for all the wonders He worked in our lives in 2014. We welcomed the New Year 2015 with great joy and expectation in the Lord.


Greetings of love from Trikaripur! We, the members of Trikaripur community greet you all peace and joy of the New Year!

During the previous six months our life in Trikaripur was a mixture of colours, taste and smell all the way through various events and celebrations. You may find some of such in the lines that follow.


The re-opening of the academic year and the beginning of Sunday Catechism in the parish were highlighted by meaningful and colourful programs of ‘Pravesanolsavam’. The presence and activities of our community, especially in the parish sacristy, the catechetical department, in BCC units and all other pious associations, are highly appreciated by our parishioners.


Blessed is he who comes in God’s name: It was a joyous occasion when our new bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala paid a short visit, in connection with the blessing of the foundation stone of our parish church, to the convent. The long awaited and cherished dream of St. Paul’s parishioners became a reality when in the month of June His Lordship laid the foundation stone for a new Church was laid after the pontifical Holy Eucharistic celebration.


Another cause of great joy and added blessing to our parish was the reception of the First Holy Communion and Confirmation of our children, after a long period of time. In addition, we were also privileged to have the paternal blessing of our Good Shepherd, His Lordship Alex Vadakumthala on another occasion – the Blessing and Inauguration of the newly constructed block of women’s hostel.


Festal Joy: The feast of our heavenly Patroness and our Foundress were celebrated with due importance. We also celebrated Onam and Christmas in a meaningful way.

These are the few bits of news and information from our community and we hope to meet you again later with few more events in the next issue.



Loving wishes to all of you from Ezhimala!

Ever Fresh: We are happy to share our rejuvenating experience of life as we look back into our life for the last six months. We realize that the key to successful self renewal/rebirth is the willingness to let go of our existing self-image/ego and outlook on life. The potential heights of renewal are determined by one’s degree of letting go.


The new academic year, the new community team, the animation programme, and the retreat enabled each of us to be reborn from our old self. The month of October was devoutly set aside to honour and experience the graciousness of our Mother Mary. We were in charge of the parish activities for these six months and we took initiative to conduct the liturgy meaningfully. Our life and its passion for the Lord are revealed through our very existence.



“Do little more than you are paid,

      Give a little more than you have to.

           Try a little harder than you want to,

                Aim a little higher than you think possible,

                  And give a lot of thanks to God for  

                     health, family and friends.”

Yes we give a lot of thanks to God for walking with us all these days of our journey.

New Initiation: We launched a new mission. A long awaited dream has become a reality as our “Sneha Counselling and Training Centre” is blessed and inaugurated. In the absence of the Arch Bishop the Vicar General, Msgr. Eugene H. Pereira, blessed the building and the Chair Person of State Council for Women, Smt. Rosakutty teacher inaugurated. Our Provincial Superior, Rev. Sr. Vinaya gave the key note address for the function. Rev. Fathers, sisters, parishioners, LACIM beneficiaries and our sisters from various communities joined us. Special thanks to Rev. Sr. Vinaya and the Provincial team for their encouragement and support to make our dream a reality.

We also built the first floor of our convent and reconstructed the kitchen. Our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Wilfred blessed it on the feast day of Christ the King.

Visits: Sr. Vinaya came for the Canonical visit on 25th November together with Sr. Smitha Jose. Sisters Adel and Lima came for the explanation of the Provincial Chapter Acts. Also Sisters from Vilayancode community made a visit. The presence of our dear sisters added more joy to our community. Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Panackal Vicar General of Calicut Diocese, together with a priest and two lay people made a flying visit to our community.

Celebrations: The feast of the Immaculate Conception was solemnized by Rev. Fr. Bijin Bisely. Sisters of the Holy Cross joined us for the festal meal. We also kept up the death anniversary of the Servant of God, Sr. Maria Celine; our Foundress and the Assumption of Our Lady, in a special manner. The celebration of Xmas brought peace and joy. We said Good bye to the year 2014 during an hour of adoration in the parish church followed by a mid-night Holy Mass.

Pastoral Activities: We participate and help out in the parish activities and of the titular feast. Xmas came and went amid festal days. We prepared the children very were well for the First Holy Communion. All of us were fully engaged in the BCC election which was held on 7th December. We also participated in the Diocesan level inauguration of the Year of the Consecrated Life on 21st December. Most Rev. Dr. Soosai Pakiam, our Arch Bishop, inaugurated and presided over the holy Eucharist. an A seminar was conducted for the superiors wherein emphasis was on ‘home mission’.

Socially Active: LACIM goes on smoothly with 87 beneficiaries. Christmas celebration of the beneficiaries was done well. Sr. Jessy Jose is engaged in counselling the people.

School: The school runs smoothly under the direction of Sr. Rosy.

  • We celebrated the arts and sports days to improve the skills of the pupils.
  • Our students went on a one-day picnic to Kanyakumari.
  • Two medical camps for Dental care and Cancer detection were conducted in our school by Jesus Youth, KCYM and TSSS of our Parish.

Spiritual Orientation: All of us joined the retreat arranged by the Provincial and animated by Sr. Ami and team. Since then every month we conduct Rosary procession starting from the school and ending in the convent chapel. Sisters, Novices, and pre-novices, all join together.

Community Day: was kept up on 21st October – the feast day of St. Ursula. Fathers and sisters from the nearby religious communities, UMI Sisters and formees too added joy to the occasion. Rev. Fr. George Painadath, the Parish Priest, was the main concelebrant at the Holy Mass followed by the fellowship meal.

The visit of the Provincial Superior, Sr. Vinaya and Vice Provincial, Sr. Veena, was a time of inspiration for us. Their visit to the school and the staff was an opportune time to share the religious and educational vision of our Foundress with them.

School: Our Catholic Students were privileged to have the Christeen Retreat while the non-Catholics had the ‘Life guidance’ course simultaneously.

  • In the Kannur Sahodaya Cultural Fest and Sports Meet our students bagged many prizes and some of them took part in the State level Competitions and got prizes.
  • Many courses and Seminars were conducted for the all round development of the students and staff.
  • Students visit and help Orphanages, Old Age Homes and Rehabilitation centres in order to feel one with them.
  • Kids Day Celebration was on 28th November. Sudhakaran HO Pediatric Dept. took class for the parents on ‘How to Bring up Healthy Children’. After the meeting kids staged many beautiful items.
  • School day: was celebrated on 17th December. Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, Bishop of Kannur, was the Chief Guest. The presence of Sr. Vinaya, the Provincial Superior, added to our joy. The entire function was in the school ground. Unlike other years this year we had PT Display too.

The Second Term ended with the Christmas Celebrations.


Loving greetings to you dear sisters!

Welcome and farewell: We extended a warm welcome to Sr. Shereen who returned after a year of service at our Generalate, Rome, and to Sr. Vivian after 6 years of service at St. John’s convent Ezhimala. Sisters Germane and Sr. Regi Joseph are transferred to Kundannur and to Jeevass Pariyaram respectively. We extend our love and gratitude to you dear Sisters.

Adieu: The community, along with the students and teachers, joined the funeral service of Sr. Anna Maria who served Punchakkad community and school until her retirement. Holy Mass was celebrated on the second death anniversary of Sr. Innocenza by her brother Rev.Fr. Charls in our Chapel. A few of her relatives were also present. They offered a sum of Rs.50, 000/- to help the poor with its interest.

Seminars and Meetings: Sisters Kripa and Anice participated in the meeting arranged for the Superiors and Heads of the Institutions at the Provincialate, Kannur.

Sr. Ottavia attended a three day seminar organized by the National  CRI  at Delhi for the Regional and Unit leaders. Fr. Joe Mannath S.D.B. CRI national secretary conducted the classes along with Fr. Jose Thachil S.J. CRI national programme co-coordinator.


  • Ottavia joined the meeting organized by the CBCI Education commission at POC for the Kerala Catholic Teachers Guild.
  • Ottavia participated also in the meeting conducted for the Catholic School Managers of North Region, at the Cathedral Hall, Calicut. Rev. Dr. Joseph Manipadam, Secretary for CBCI Edn. Commission, Delhi, explained the threats against the Catholic management schools. His presentation of the topic through power point emphasized that we fight against the threats used on our Minority rights.
  • Seema attended a five day Leadership course at PRERANA INSTITUTE, Bangalore.                                                                     
  • The visit of our Provincial Superior, Sr. Vinaya, was an enriching experience for the community. A new convent building and Chapel for the sisters is under construction.


  • The School functions well under the able guidance of Sr. Anice and the team work of the staff, the PTA and the students. The Girls of our Orphanage also perform well utilizing the given facilities for their all round development, under the guidance of Sisters Alphonsa and Remya.
  • New Directors: Ansel peter our Parish priest and the Director of Bethlehem Retreat Centre is transferred to St. Johns Church Kuttur and Fr. Jino Chakkalakal from Kuttur is appointed as the Parish Priest and the Director of the Retreat Centre at Punchakkad. Fr. Gracian Lobo is also appointed as Assistant Parish priest.
  • I.P. Sr. Ottavia’s beloved brother, Mathew K. Paul (Sojan) 54 years, died of cardiac arrest on 26th Nov. in NZ .The body was brought home and buried on 6th Dec. in the family tomb at St. Mary’s Forane Church cemetery, Karimannur. Kindly pray for the departed soul and for the bereaved family.
  • Ottavia is grateful indeed to the Superior General and team, Provincial superior and team and to all the sisters for their comforting words and assurance of prayers for the ‘dear departed’, his wife Rani and the Children. Special thanks for the consoling presence of our dear sisters at the funeral.


Bye………… till we meet again.



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