We felt a burning desire to go out of Kerala, to go to the missions in the other states of India. After a period of preparation, we went to Andhra Pradesh and on 4th March, 1997, on the anniversary of our Father Founder’s birth in heaven, we opened our mission in the village of Khuchipudi, in the diocese of Guntur for His beloved people.
The first three missionary sisters were Sr. Molly John Koorappally, Sr. Philomina Valiyaparambil, and Sr. Brijit Thekkemukalal. They were admirable in accepting all the inconveniences of the new mission. Immediately they began to study the local language Telugu to begin an effective relationship with people and visit them in their huts.
They were “the beloved of the Lord at Kuchipudi.” They were encouraged by the zeal of the Italian missionary, Sr. Giuseppina Zaltron, and they constantly turned to the Founder Father in faith, especially during the hours of adoration of each day. They got the miracle of healing a young mother Kumari and her daughter Giovanna. On account of this miracle, on 23rd November, 2014, Pope Francis proclaimed to the whole Church the holiness of our Father Founder. The sisters are committed to family apostolate, teaching in the school and other material and spiritual assistance of the sick in the dispensary and in families. In 2005 they opened a home for girls. The postulancy period of formation began in this house in 2005.
The filial houses in Kerala and in the various missions
- Archana Convent (Provincial House) Aluva
- John Antony Farina Convent - Ezhupunna
- Sacred Heart Convent, Poovar
- Maria Bhavan, Kavaraparambu, Angamaly
- Sacred Hearts Convent, Moongode
- Sacred Hearts Convent, Kuchipudi - Andhra Pradesh
- Sacred Hearts Bhavan, Vijayawada – Andhra Pradesh
- Vimal Hrudai Convent, Chatrapur - Odisha
- Sacred Hearts Convent, Hunsur - Karnataka
- Anbu Illam, Vadakarai – Tamil Nadu
- Sacred Heart Convent and Hostel, Panpoli – Tamil Nadu
- Sheoganj, Rajasthan