Jai Rani Provice, Jalandhar, Punjab as stated 17 convents in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala States. Our sisters are actively serving in these convents.
Jai Rani Provice, Jalandhar, Punjab as stated 17 convents in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala States. Our sisters are actively serving in these convents.
It was established in 15th August 1975 in a rented house Rev.Fr.Mathew Kokkandam took the initiative to start the adoration convent here at Tarn Taran for the smooth running of the existing school and to catechize the Christian community and to extend necessary health care to the people around. The first members were Mother Felicita, Sr.Lenus, Sr.Legouri and Sr.Rita Karintholil. Tarn Taran is a city famous for its sikh Gurudwara. When Punjab flooded badly in 1976 the sisters went around with intense medical care even in the far villages outside the Parish. Sisters are actively involved in school, Parish activities and village development programmes. The night of 13th Dec.1978 was a terrible night for the sisters. A few armed men broke open the door of the class room where sisters were staying. Sisters hardly escaped but Sr.Mary Joseph the then superior got cuts in her hands. The sisters were taken to Kerala for few months and came back on 4th August 1979. Sisters got the convent built by Rev.Fr.Sebastian Puthenpura, and blessed by His Excellency the Bishop on 15th August 1983. During the time of militancy in Punjab (1983-1992) Tarn Taran was an area most disturbed. Operation Blue Star particularly shook the whole Punjab. Though there was no attacks on Christians it was a time of fear and anxiety. Sr.Elizabeth Patapparabil the then Principal of the school had even direct encounter with the terrorists. But no mishappenings God protected everyone. After ten years, a strong Govt. was formed in the state and peoples like become normal. At present sisters are looking after two schools . St.Francis school Tarn Taran and St.Rita’s Punjabi medium school in a catholic village Bhojian. Both the school and convent celebrated the silver jubilee of its establishment in 2000. Everything goes smoothly with the sincere and dedicated efforts of our sisters and the co-operation of the fathers incharges there..
The Bishop of Jalandhar contacted the Mother Provincial Rev.Mother Stansala SABS to start a convent in Dasuya to run the school for the Diocese. The Mother Provincial agreed to the suggestion of the Bishop and sent Sr.Jose Sartho SABS from Ferozepur and Sr.Roselin Pulickal from Tarn Taran. The sisters reached in Dasuya 0n 30th Dec.1976. Initially the sisters were stayed in the priest house. The convent was named after the great saint St.Paul. Rev.Fr.Thomas Puthenpura was the first chaplain. On January 21st Sr.Petronila also joined in the community. On 7th February 1977 the class began with Rev.Fr.Thomas Puthenpura the first Director and Sr.Jose Sartho as the first principal. The sisters celebrated the silver jubilee of Rev.Fr.Thomas Puthenpura on Dec.1986. On 27th October 1987 Rev.Fr.Thomas Puthenpura’s soul left this world for his eternal reward when he was the chaplain of our convent. St.Paul’s Convent School, Dasuya celebrated its silver jubilee of its establishment in first December 2001. At present the sisters are working in two schools, St.Paul’s Convent School, Dasuya and St.Paul’s Junior school at Rawan. They are involved in family visit, teaching catechism etc. The people in that area appreciate their dedicated services and they are growing in their faith day by day.
Caritas mission hospital was a dream of Rev.Fr.Mathew Kokkandam. Bhikhiwind panchayath donated the area for convent and hospital. On 1st January 1978 His Excellency Rt.Rev.Dr. Symphorine Keeprath blessed the convent, Lisieux Bhavan. Sr.Damian was the first superior, Sr.Elizabeth Kallingakudy, Sr.Elizabeth Njaralakattu and Sr.Cicily Paikada were the first members and Rev.Fr.Mathew Kokkandam was the first chaplain. By that time the Bhojian school started and Sr.Reena Vazhakalayil and Sr.Annie Tom joined in the community to work in the school. On 6th April 1990 was a miraculas day. Sr.Elizabeth Njaralakattu and Sr.Annie Tom went to Marimegha with Rev.Fr.John Thekkevalliara. While they were coming back after the Holy Mass, they were attacked by terrorists. Rev.Fr.John got gun shoot injuries and he was taken to the hospital. Nothing happened to the sisters and they were miraculously saved by the protecting hand of God Almighty. The formation, Postulency was shifted to Bhikhiwind on 7th November 2000 with 13 postulants and Sr.Joicy Erumpuzhiyil as the directress. After two years as the candidates were less in number it was discontinued from there. On 20th October 2001 Marimegha village church under Bhikhiwind Parish celebrated its silver jubilee. sisters noble service of taking care and treating the poor people in that area is honoured and appreciated by every one. Now our sisters are engaged in the up liftment of women and the poor people around there along with the running of the hospital.
The community shifted from Canal Colony ,Ferozepur, started to stay in a rented house-part of an old cold storage –and work in the newly opended st. joseph’s convent school form April 1978. The members of the community were Sr.Agasa , Sr.Elizabeth Mundakal, Sr.Tresa Kunnappally, Sr.Elizabeth Pattaparambil and Sr.MonicaPaimpally. Rev.Fr.Joseph Palakathadam, the founder father of Phagwara school was the chaplain. Later they occupied two class rooms of the school till the convent is built in 1983. It is noticeable that the same person Rev.Fr.Mathew Nampudakam, our first chaplain in this mission, built the convents at Ferozepur and Phagwara both. This house remained as the regional house for three years and formation house for some time. This place witnessed many special events like the silver jubilee of the school , the convent, Rev.Fr.Kurian C.Muttathupadam, Sr.Elizabeth Pattaparambil, Sr.Ancy Paikada, Solemn Eucharistic year celebrations etc. Another plus point of this station is that it has got a big catholic community and thus the parish activities and church programes are always lively.
Kothamangalam Province started its mission in Punjab in 1973. On 1st October 1986 it was raised into the status of a region. Since then we were searching for a place to build a house of our own. In1990 We started our humble beginning in a rented house. The members of the community were Mother Cicily, Sr.Monica Vadakedathputhenpura, Sr.Roselin Manjakadambil, Sr.Ans Maria Ambatt and Sr.Litty Machukuzhiyil. With the help of Rev.Fr.Mathew Kokkandam we could find a place and the foundation stone for school building was laid by His Excellency the Bishop. Blessings of the Jai Rani Regional house was on 12th August 1991. 25th February 1996 night a time we felt God’s providential care. A thief came inside the Convent during night, he took the key of the tabernacle from the cupboard and kept near the tabernacle. Neither he opened the tabernacle nor he did mischievous. Sisters slept well at night. When Mother Elizabeth went to the Chapel in the morning she found the convent door opened, sacristy cupboard opened and the key near the tabernacle. It was a miracle. This house served as the provincial house of Jai Rani Vice Province for some time when it was raised to the status of a vice Province.
3rd November 1999 was a very shocking and fearful night for the sisters and other inmates of Jai Rani Convent Phillaur. During the night at 12.30 a.m. six miscreants broke open the convent door and entered inside. They did not allow the sisters to communicate each other as they get out from the rooms they locked the doors from outside. They went to aspirants, boarding children etc. they stayed inside till 3.30 a.m. By the grace of God they did not do any harm to any one except some money loss and small injury on Mother Valentine’s head. Words are insufficient to thank God.
This mission station was progressing day by day. Number of catholics increased. The school became a full pledged institution and got affiliated with the ICSE Board. Every one appreciate the service of the sisters. Many of our sisters rendered their dedicated service to develop this station as it is today. The centenary memorial social work centre ‘Shantal Bhavan’ is built and inaugurated on 25th August 2006 by His Excellency Rt.Rev.Dr.Anil Jose Thomas Couto the Bishop in a near by village.
The Convent Jyoti Bhavan was opened on 18th April 1991 As other convents this too began in a rented house.The first members were sr.Monica Vadakedathputhenpura, Sr.Ancy Paikada Sr Rose Mary Peedikathadathil and Sr. Rincy Purackal. Rev.Fr.Mathew Nampudakam was the chaplain .Sisters engaged in the educational apostolate and parish activities. On 18th October 1992 the sisters shifted from rented house to the school building After staying in the school building for more than 14 years we got the convent built in 2006. Under the supervision of the Rev. Fathers and the sincere and dedicated efforts of the sisters the school is functioning well and all parish activities and social activities are going on effectively
As per the request of the OCD fathers we came to render our service at Bhunga especially to administrate and teach in the newly started Mount Carmel School.Sr.Johncy Erumpuzhiyil and Sr.Reena Vazhakalayil came here on 16th Feb.1994. After a stay of one month in the Holy Family Convent at Kakkon sisters shifted to a rended house in a village near to the school. Late Fr.Jose Nedumpurath OCD was the manager of the school and our Chaplain. It was a heart breaking event that Rev. Fr.Jose met with a road accident and expired on 12th July 1999. A Convent was built and given to the sisters in July 2001. The school became a full pledged institution and every field the progress can be seen. The centinary memorial Prarthana Bhavan is under construction in our own land near to the convent.
We were looking for a place to begin a convent in Haryana state. At last we found that Narwana is the place God kept for us. Rev.Fr.Iswar Prasad IMS then Provincial Superior of Indian Missionary Society has taken the initiative and helped us to begin it. Thus we started our missionery activities in Simla Chandigarh Diocese. Sr.Cicily, Sr.Ranit Kallikuzhiyil and Sr.Mareena Veliathumalil were the first community members. It was very difficult to get even a rented house for our stay as the Catholic Priests and nuns were very strangers to the local people there Rev.Fr.Amritraj IMS was our chaplain and under his leadership we began our social work. Later we bought five and a half acres of land in 1996 and began a school. The school was built and side by side the convent too. 8th April 2000 is remarkable day, a miraculous escape from the thieves who broke open the front door and entered in the convent. The sisters were all gathered in the chapel and cried for help.The Eucharistic Lord protected His own . The school and other fields progressed remarkably. In every step in every event particularly in this place we could see God’s intervention. The school got affiliation with the ICSE Board in 2007. The sincere and dedicated efforts of Sr. Anice Mittathinaniyil is to be appreciated. Sr.Ranit Kallikuzhiyil is doing wonderful work in the social apostolic field like orientation courses, women orientation programmes, self help groups etc, etc. Sisters are trying their level best to bear witness to the Eucharistic Lord through their life and activities.
In response of the invitation from his Excellency, Rt.Rev.Dr.Hyppolitus Kunnumkal, the Bishop of Jammu Srinagar, we stepped in to the boarder state of India on 28th February 1996. The place given to us was Kathua, there to work in the newly opened school, St.Xavier’s Convent School. After a stay of one and a half month in the Holy Family Convent at Nagri, we shifted to the school building. The pioneers of this station were Sr.Rose Mary Peedikathadathil, Sr.Claris Puthenpura and Sr.Lis Maria Parankimalil. Rev.Fr. Maria John was the appointed chaplain of the convent and the principal of the school .
The foundation stone was laid for the convent on 8th Nov.1996 in the presence of Bishop Hypolytus, Mother Felicita, the Mother General, Mother Georgeena , the provincial superior and Sr.Elizabeth Pattaparambil the Regional Superior and Rev.Fathers and Sisters. The school progressed along with the other activities of the station.It was a shocking news for the sisters and others that Sr.Jaisy Chalapatt left the congregation while she was serving as the Principal of the school. At present Fathers are appointed principals and the sisters are working under him. Sisters are engaged in other activities like parish assistance, house visits, village programes etc.
Jai Rani mission home was inaugurated on 15th March 1997. It was really a gift from the Mother Province for the comfortable stay and spending the time for prayer and spiritual renewal programes according to the convenience of the sisters those who go to Kerala for holidays . Mother Alacoque and MotherThomaseena contributed a great share in the building up of this house. Thomaseenama spent more than six years as superior here. After the bifurcation of the Jai Rani Province Orrisa-Punjab another mission house was built for the sisters of Deepti Province, at Anikad. This house only meant for the sisters of Jai Rani Province Jalandhar. A community of four sisters are there mother Elizabeth Kallingakudiyil being the superior. Their service is valuable for all the members of the Province
Santhom Convent, Santhom Nagar Rajasansi is inaugurated on 4th May 1997. Silver Jubilee memorial ITI College of Bishop Symphorian Keeprath was already existing here. We are called to work in a newly opened Diocesan English Medium school and to assist the parish priest Rev.Fr.Johny Mankuzhichalil in looking after the catholic community there. Sr.Alice Alamkot and Sr.Lisbeth Kokkandam was the first members of the community. Sisters are staying in two rooms of the ITI building still now, Convent is not yet built. They are actively involved in the school work, parish activities, teaching catechism, village visits etc. Here we got many catholic villages around. We can do much for their and temporal and spiritual growth.
It was the dream and great desire of the Bishop, Rt.Rev.Dr.Hypotitus Kunnumkal OFM cap to have the perpetual adoration in the Cathedral. It was our desire too. So we accepted the invitation gladly and began this Convent on 18th May 1998. Mother Elizabeth Pattaparambil brought five sisters as the beginners here. They were Sr.Rozalia, Sr.Cicily Paikada, Sr.Rosily Pallika, Sr.Lismy Varikanithottiyil and Sr.Little Therese Manavalan. The perpetual adoration was inaugurated officially on 23rd May 1998 and it is going on still now with great devotion. It is a spiritual powerhouse for the Diocese Sisters are involved in all the parish activities. They are preparing hosts and distributing the same to all the mission stations in the Diocese. They are the incharge of Catholic Information Centre and Stall for the religious books and pious articles. Everybody appreciate their service. From 2002 two of our sisters from this community are working in the Diocesan school at Karanbagh.In 2016 we shifted to the diocesan school at B.C road from Karanbagh.
We are invited by the Diocese of Shimla-Chandigarh to run the existing CBSE school. Carmalite sisters were working here for more than ten years. We came here on 9th July 1998. The first members of the community were Sr.Johncy Erumpuzhiyil, Sr.Mercy Pullan, Sr.Annie Tom Mudavamkunnel and Sr.Mereena Njavarakattu. Rev.Fr.Amritlal was the father incharge there. As the school was established it was easy for the sisters to manage. It was upto Class X. New school block was constructed. Repairing of the existing buildings, convent and church was done. So over all a new outlook is there in the station. People appreciate the service of the sisters.
It was the interest and invitation of Rev.Msgr.Thomas Anchanickal who called us to this place with the consent of the Bishop, Rt.Rev.Dr.Gilbert Rego. Then priest incharge of this station Rev.Fr.Justin Diraviam vacated his small house to accommodate us and we are living there still now. We began to stay there from 22nd March 1999. Sister’s main apostolate is the administration and teaching in the Diocesan Punjabi Medium school-Holy Family Convent School, here and assisting in the parish activities. The school building and other facilities were very poor at the beginning. Now the school is built, number of students increased and it functions well.
There was a few acres of land and a small Community Hall at Manwal under the Diocese of Jammu Srinagar Diocese. Bishop Peter Celestine invited us to begin a station here and he agreed to offer their land for the Province. So Mother Elizabeth Pattaparambil, then Provincial Superior in council sought the permission of the General Council and began this station on 27th April 2000. A school was opened. Sisters were staying at Dansal with the sisters of Nazarath. The first members were Sr.Johncy Erumpuzhiyil, Sr.Annie Tom Mudavankunnel, Sr.Lisbin Onivelil and Sr.Teseena Thekkilakatt. Later the sisters accommodated in the community Hall, then shifted to the school building. By this time some development took place. Mother Elizabeth Kallingakudiyil the Provincial Superior in Council requested Bishop to take over the station by the Diocese due to unavoidable reasons. He agreed and it is handed over to the Diocese. Sisters are still running the school and doing other works. The Diocese built the convent for the sisters. No residential priest there. Fathers from Udampur looking after the station. It is a remote area. Still sisters are doing their level best for the betterment of the station.
The dream of Jai Rani Province to have its Provincial House in Jalandhar itself is fulfilled with the beginning of this station. The Province bought the land and first construct the school building. Sisters started staying there from June 2002 and opened the school- St.Joseph’s Convent School. It reached upto Std X, and affiliated to ICSE Board. The first members were Sr.Cicily , Sister Rose Mary Peedikathadathil and Sr.Linet Onivelil. Side by side the convent was built and mother Elizabeth Kallingakudy the Provincial Superior shifted her residence from Phillaur to DeepNagar. This Convent serves as the Provincial house. It is also the formation house for the aspirants. The main events of the Province, programmes and celebrations all take place here. Here we conduct 13 hours adoration in almost every day. The station is progressing in every field. Centenary Memorial Grotto of Mother Mary is constructed here.
The Jai Rani provice has a long cherished desire to have aprayer house where the sisters can be set apart for the adoration and pryer alone. This dream was fulfilled in the centenary year of our congregation at Bhunga. The foundation stone for the prayer house was laid on 15th March 2008 by former commissary Geneal Rev. Fr. Joseph Thekkal OCD. The prayer house was inaugurated and blessed by his Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Anil Jose Thomas Cutto, then bishop of Jalandhar on 23rd December 2008, the birthday of Mother shantal.31st Dec 2008 was the formal starting of the exposed adoration by Rev. Fr. Benjamin OCD. 13hrs adoration is going on here. Teachers and Students of Mount Carmel School are coming here for prayer. Sisters from other places also come here and spend their time in prayer.
To fulfill the missionary mandate of the congregation that’’ The Eucharistic Lord be known, loved and adored by all, always and everywhere’’we searched for new pasters. In the missionary expedition of the SABS Congregation...
Jai Rani Convent
Deep Nagar, Marian Avenue, Jalandhar Cantt., Punjab – INDIA