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, Omzoor

Foundation Day      : 1970

Present Apostolate : Education, Pastoral care, Christian faith formation

 

It was on the day of Pentecost - 17 th May, 1970 the sisters of St. Charles landed in Omzoor, Mermajal, Mangalore. Sisters – Antoinette Machado and Maria Goretti Rasquinha were the pioneers. The parish priest – Fr. A. Rodrigues and Bishop B. S. D’Souza offered mass at the Holy Family Church and exhorted the parishioners to accept the sisters in the parish and extended all the co-operation needed. The two pioneers were given a temporary shelter in the house of a widow at Mayyadi village. They lived with the people and worthily bore witness to the challenges of religious life. Mission : On 4 th June, 1971 they opened Nithya Sahaya Matha High School (Kannada Medium) and Mother Andrea was the first Headmistress. Initially standard VIII was functioning in the parish school building. This was the only high school for about 10 villages. This courageous venture brought great change in the field of education in the vicinity. A long awaited dream of the people of the locality was fulfilled. On 19 th March 1972 Bishop of Mangalore blessed the foundation stone of the convent building and on 20 th May 1973 the inauguration and opening of the house took place after the Solemn Eucharistic celebration. The school building was blessed and inaugurated on 4 th November 1976. Two sisters were asked to render their service at St. Joseph’s Higher Primary School run by the Diocese. To this day sisters render their service at the English and Kannada Medium Higher Primary school run by the Diocese. Apart from Education Apostolate, sisters are engaged in pastoral work. A tailoring class was started for the poor drop-outs on 1 st January 1983. This venture was very practical at that time because many girls were involved in rolling Beedis. The tailoring centre was an alternative opportunity for them to sustain their livelihood. Gradually the sisters felt the need for a health Centre as the people had to walk a great distance to find a doctor during times of emergency. On 12 th March 1985 a dispensary was inaugurated by the then Director of Fr. Muller’s Hospital –Rev. Fr. Peter Noronha. Sr. Alice Prabhakar was the first nurse appointed for the healing ministry. Nursery was another venture. Many little kids benefited by it. It was a need of the hour to start an English Medium High School. In spite of many hurdles a courageous step was taken by the sisters. Though the pace is slow, it has made a mark on the students who entered the portals of this institution. Omzoor is a cradle for vocations. Many students who have studied in this institution have become Priests and Religious either in this Congregation or in other congregations and dioceses. The Congregation is ever grateful to the parish priests, Bishops as well as the local people for the encouragement and support received. 

 

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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