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 Georai

Foundation Day      :  1999

Present Apostolate :  Medical, Social, Pastoral and Educational apostolate

 

In the year 1999 Fr. James Shelke and Fr. Promod Raikar, the Jesuit priests from Pune Province were fervently working to develop the neglected areas in Beed Districts, Aurangabad diocese. Co-incidentally they met Sr. Louisa from Pravara Nagar and invited the sisters to work in the Mission Station. Sr.Bernadine the Provincial Superior decided to send sisters to Georai in Beed. On May 29, 1999, sisters reached Beed. The house at Georai is located about 35 kms from Beed. Journeying towards Growth: After a year of stay at Beed, it was a great joy for the sisters to have their own small rented house at Georai just outside the Jesuit properties. On April 26, 2001 the blessing of foundation of our convent took place in the presence of many fathers, sisters and laity. May 5, 2002 a memorable day for sisters to enter into the sweet home. Educational Apostolate: One year 1999 sisters stayed in Beed. June 26, 2000 is indeed an unforgettable day when the flame of knowledge lit for the first time in the history of Georai. The humble beginning of the Marathi Medium School saw the light of day in a rented hall. The day was filled with joy as 45 poor tiny tots were enrolled in first grade. On 26/6/2000, was the inauguration of the St. Xavier’s Primary School for Marathi Medium. Sr. Anjala was appointed as the First Principal of the school. She admitted the poorest of the poor and thought them the basics. On 29 November, 2003 sisters applied for the permission for 5 th to 10 th grade. Development in the Hostel: In the year 2004 the two hostels, a separate one for the girls and the boys was ready and the process of shifting the resident took place. In the initial stages sisters were in charge of both boys and girls hostel. All around development of the girls physical, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs are met. We were fortunate to find some generous sponsors to support the financial condition of the hostel and for their future studies. Today we cater to many young girls from 1 st to 12 th grade.  Medical Apostolate: The arrival of Dr.Sr. Regina Suares in 2002 was a great boon for the mission station. The mobile clinic met the needs of the sick in different villages and Sister Irene Lewis the staff nurse. Besides visiting the villages one room in the new convent opposite to the chapel was assigned for the dispensary which functioned as a mini hospital, conducting deliveries and taking care of the sick. In response to the growing medical needs of poor sick people, the foundation stone of Navjeevan hospital was blessed on 30-12-2003. The blessing and the inauguration of Navjeevan hospital was on Jan 21, 2005. Under the leadership of Sr. Sindhu Mathew on 2 nd May, 2011 the Health Aid Training saw the new beginning for the young girls, especially the dropouts and those unable to cope with their studies. Social Apostolate: Sr. Janet D’Souza took the initiative in forming Mahila Mandals and developmental works. April 22, 2003 was the blessing of the goatery a pilot project of “stole feeding goats” in view of helping the women in the Mahila Mandals. Social awareness programs, Net working with ADSS on PLE, farmers groups linked with government to avail schemes, training to start poultry, silk worm cultivation sheep raring and petty shops are the main features of the social mission. Pastoral Apostolate: Sisters participate in the Eucharistic Celebrations, assist in the preparation for the liturgy, religious functions, teaching catechism to the First Holy Communicants, preparing candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation and organizing camps. We have the privilege to visit the families and pray with them practically every day of the month. Times of Trails: No community grows without times of trails and difficulties, times of poverty, persecution, tension and internal and external struggles. Times which destroy its balance and reveals its weakness. Times of difficulties which are inevitable when a new step has to be taken. Georai is a special mission station which involves all apostolates. We are happy to continue this mission. We keep moving; believing in God who has called us will certainly lead us forward.

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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