The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo
Western province - Bangalore

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


Sunkeri - Karwar

Foundation Day      : 1978

Present Apostolate : Education, Pastoral and Social welfare and empowerment of women


Karwar Mission commenced with the three pioneers Sr. Adeline, Sr. Marceline and Sr. Laetitia Valder for Mirjan, escorted by Sr. Lydia on 1st August, 1978. The C.S.S.T sisters from Kumta arrived here early, to give them a warm welcome. The only available shelter they could find was a go-down belonging to a merchant. It was rented out to the sisters. They modified and made it fit for their abode. The house was officially opened on 4 August and christened as Daya Nilaya, - the House of compassion. Rt. Rev. William D’Mello, Bishop of Karwar, blessed the house in the presence of Moher Benedicta, Provincial Superior, the representatives from other communities of St. Charles and the people of the locality. As the days went by, the Sisters introduced non-formal education for children and adults. Literacy classes and tailoring classes had good attendance. Direct evangelization was promoted and supported. SUNKERI: On 23 rd May 1981, the community of Mirjan was shifted to Sunkeri. The sisters were offered a house belonging to the diocese of Karwar and were requested to take charge of the administration of the Diocesan English medium Hr. Primary School known as People’s English Medium School. The title “Peoples’ English Medium Hr.Pry. School” was officially changed to “Nirmala Rani School, two sisters were appointed in the school. The non-formal apostolates were taken up in the late seventies and eighties and most of the sisters were acquainted with formal apostolate. The presence of the Sisters of St.Charles Borromeo: The Catholic population is still poor and the area is under developed. The Sisters faced numerous challenges to promote the all-round development of the people specially the marginalized. The Sisters are involved in Christian Education, Pastoral care, Social welfare and empowerment of women. We are proud to say that the human dignity and the moral values instilled in children are reflected in the life style of the people of Sunkeri.

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