Sacred Heart Convent, Poovar, Kerala (1989)

“Teaching Sisters of St. Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts” in India

The seed continues to grow and expand. The Daughters of the Sacred Hearts are present since 1989 at Poovar, in the Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram. Poovar is located on the beach of the Arabian Sea. The sisters began to visit families and recognized the need of educating the children and they welcomed them to the school as part of taking care of them. We are available at Poovar to educate women and girls. Being at the service of concrete charity and as visible expressions of the love of God and neighbor, we exercise corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the spirit of the Beatitudes, welcoming others, with the tenderness of God and the compassion of Jesus.

Today the sisters are engaged in the teaching ministry in our school. They are also occupied with various parish activities such as catechism, family apostolate, pastoral care and counseling. In addition to this they give more attention to the health care also.

The filial houses in Kerala and in the various missions





Here is the history of the Sisters of St. Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, in India. It was a courageous and confident step taken by our Mother General Rev. Sr. Gianna Rosa Sterbini, to start a new mission in India on 15th January, 1983.

Life and Origin

John Antony Farina was born at Gambellara (Vicenza Province) on 11th January 1803 to Peter Farina and Francesca Bellame. He received his early training from his paternal uncle, a holy priest who was for him a true master of the spirit and a tutor as well.

Charism and Spirituality

The Charism of the Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, the gift of the Holy Spirit to the prophetic intuition of St. John Antony Farina. “Incarnate the tender love of the Heart of Jesus and Mary in education, in corporal work of mercy especially on behalf of the most needy”.Read More...

To the Heart of Jesus...

We are convinced that at the time of our consecration to the love of the Sacred Hearts, the prophetic vision of our saintly Father Founder is being impressed in the hearts of each one of us. We feel to be the seed that he has sowed in the wake of the story, to bear witness to the love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.Read More...