The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo
Western province - Bangalore

Villa Borromeo, 44/1, Hennur Road, St. Thomas Town - (P.O) Bangalore – 560084

 

St.Charles Convent, Sadbhavana - Muchalamba

Foundation Day      :  2002

Present Apostolate :  Faith formation, Social work, non- formal education

 

The Bidar Mission was adopted by the Diocese of Mangalore in June 1982. The Provincial Superior-Sr.Bernadine Fernandez, the councilors and the formators were inspired by the missionary focus of formation given by Fr.Jerry Rosario, S.J. in 2002. The province promptly responded to the motivation and the invitation of the Bishop. The sisters are grateful to Fr. Victor Machado, the mission guide who gave the necessary direction and the thrust. The Bishop of Mangalore, Rt. Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D`Souza blessed this venture on 18 July, 2002. This house came into existence as formation in mission for the Junior Sisters of the Western Province. The first batch comprised of Sr. Vinaya as Superior, Junior Sisters Sr. Smitha D’Silva, Sr. Gladys Pasanna, Sr. Mabel D`Silva, Sr. Angeline D`Souza and Sr.Elizabeth Leo. The Preliminary Days: Since there was not the infrastructure required to start a centre in this area, Mr. Madappa`s family from Muchalamba came forward to arrange a rented house for the sisters. After staying in the rented house, Fr. Victor Machado started faith formation and developmental works in Muchalamba and the surrounding villages. With the help of social workers from the ORBIT, he started women`s Self-Help Groups. Soon after their arrival, the sisters took up tuition programmes for children, tailoring for young girls, Alcoholic Anonymous programmes, youth activities, visiting the villages for faith formation and organizing children`s groups in the neighbouring villages. As the years passed, the centre saw the change of activities. Sisters through regular visits to Hulsoor and the surrounding areas, strengthened the initial contacts started by the Kaudiyal team with Hulsoor. Two sisters from the community started staying in a rented house in this area and began to reach out in compassion with great zeal. The Mission: The sisters at Muchalamba conduct coaching classes from 2002 for about 150 to 180 boys who were mainly shepherds and other children, both drop-outs and school going. At present there are twenty one Self Help Groups (SHG), in six villages, which are aimed at the empowerment of women. Through regular weekly awareness classes, they are made to realize their rights, the importance of education, self- employment, health, role in politics and savings. They are also helped to tap loans from the various Government Schemes. We visit the faith formation villages daily. We conduct Bhajan Service and Bible sharing. We have 12 faith formation villages.

St. Charles Borromeo

Fr.Adrien Bresy the founder proposed St.Chareles Borromeo as Patron of the Congregation

 

Our Crest

The whole crest is surrounded by lilies and violets in the midst of which is the motto: LABOUR, FAITH, and PROGRESS. The entire crest is surmounted by a Cross radiating the divine rays.

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Sisters of St Charles Borromeo

Western Province
Villa Borromeo,
44/1, Hennur Road,
St. Thomas Town - (P.O)
P.O- Bangalore – 560084

Phone - 080 – 25473003

Email stcharlesbangalore@gmail.com

Web stcharlesbangalore.org

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