Sacred Heart Province, Bangalore is spread out into 3 States of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. It was erected in on May 31, 1993 with bifurcation of St. Thomas Province Chennai. Sr. Crescentia D’Almeida is the present Provincial.
Sacred Heart Province Bangalore has 32 communities: 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 7 in Karnataka and 13 in Kerala.
There are 204 Professed sisters of which 182 are Perpetually professed and 22 temporary professed. There are 13 Novices and 5 Candidates.
Our main ministry is Education. We work in the formal and non-formal educational Centres, Vocational Training Centres and in the Homes for children and youth at risk. We work also for the socio-economic-cultural and spiritual development of women and families. FIDES (Family Integral Development and Educational Scheme), a Project founded by late Sr. Nancy Pereira is our main Social work, through which thousands of children are helped for education and hundreds of women from the near-by villages and slums (Ulsoor and Kaveri Nagar) are empowered every year.
Salesian Nun Wins International Award
Posted By cribnewsletter On June 5, 2013 @ 6:14 pm In Church in India | No Comments
Sr. Rosily Theckanath, a member of the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, was given the ‘Excellence Award” and a Gold Memento at a function on 28 May, in Hyderabad.
The Award, instituted by the United Theological Open University accredited to the Berkeley University of California, was in recognition of her contribution to the field of school education in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Known as an ‘Excellent Administrator with a Human Face’, Sr. Rosily is the Principal of Auxillium School, Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh.
She has been a pioneer in education in some of the remote areas of the State, having started the Auxilium School in Nandigama, bringing affordable and quality education to the poor and the lower middle classes in the small town.
The school was known for its inclusive class rooms even before the Right to Education (RTE) came into effect. She did a similarly pioneering work at Banaganapalli, a small town in the drought prone region of Rayalaseema.
Presenting the Award, Mrs. Christine Lazarus, Member of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly, said that we need more committed educators like Sr. Rosily Theckanath if quality education in inclusive class rooms is to become a reality in the country.