Vimal Hrudai Convent, Chatrapur, Odisha (2004)

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

As our Father Founder said, the missionary zeal and the fire of love can’t be switched off. The sisters were ready and willing to go to another Indian state - Odisha. On 7th September, 2003, the Superior Delegate, Rev. Sr. Paola Trinchitella, Sr. Maria Paola Consolaro and Sr. Gracy Alamkott went to Odisha to see the place. On 8th September, when they were there, on the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary during the Eucharistic celebration they were influenced by the Word of God from St. Mark's Gospel 7,31- 37 "Healing of a deaf and dumb". At that very moment they were inspired to start a school for the deaf and the dumb children. But the community began only on 20th May, 2004. On 8th September 2006, the house was inaugurated. At present there are 25 hearing impaired children.

The sisters also give their service to the families and to the poor in collaboration with the Diocese of Berhampur and run a dispensary for the sick villagers.

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...