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

“Your heart o Jesus is an unfailing mine of Gold and of precious stones. From it let the sisters dig out treasures and adorn their head.”

14th January 2019

January 14 th 2019 was the day of great joy and happiness for all the sisters of St. Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts. The wonderful day has dawned with its novelty and beauty with colorful memories of our Father founder St. John Antony Farina. The graceful day has begun with a prayer service followed by solemn Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. William SDB.

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Silver Stars Shines…

5th January 2019

My Soul glorifies the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”

5th January 2019 was a great and memorable day for all of us. By the Grace of God we, 10 sisters, Sr. Biji Mulackal, Sr. Dolly Paradiyil, Sr. Elsy Kannempilly, Sr. Elizabeth Mangalath, Sr. Jancy Velikkunnel, Sr. Jaseentha Veleparambil, Sr. Mercy Kuriyickal, Sr. Mini Parappuram, Sr. Rejeena Kakkattu and Sr. Suni Kizhakkedath, celebrated the Silver Jubilee of our first commitment to the Lord. Together we thank and Praise the Lord for His unfailing love and faithfulness for each of us. Sr. Elsy Kannempilly who is in Italy could not be with us physically but she joined spiritually with us.

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Canonical Visit of Rev. Mother General and General Councilors in India.

14th September 2018 – 13th October 2018.

Provincial House - Archana

On 14th September, 2018 Rev. Mother General Sr. Maria Teresa Pena and her Councilors Sr. Luisella Gosmin, Sr. Luciana Tognon, Sr. Roberta Dalla Stella and Sr. Julia Lopez arrived at Kochi International Airport to begin their canonical visit. At the Airport Indian Provincial Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal and the representatives of the Province gave them a welcome and accompanied them to Archana. At the provincial House they were welcomed with a beautiful dance by the postulants. With the accompaniment of dance all proceeded to the chapel in procession. Sr. Provincial welcomed the Mother General and Councilors with warm words. It was followed by the community singing of Magnificat. After lunch the visitors proceeded for a much deserved siesta. The Eucharistic celebration in the evening was presided over by Rev. Fr. Francis, the Rector of Don Bosco College, Keezhmadu.

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First and Final profession of our Novices and Juniores

“O give thanks to the Lord for His great love endures forever” (PS. 136,1)”

“You are in the world, but not of the world” (St: John Antony farina)”

After having good conviction and understanding of our vocation as a Teaching sisters of St: Dorothy, Daughters of the sacred hearts we four junior sisters from India Sr. Jancila Mary, Sr.vinoji, Sr. Jhansi Rani and Sr. Sowjanya have entered into one year juniorate course On May 1st in 2017 here in Provincial house Archana convent, Keezhmadu, Aluva. We are really blessed and gifted with many spiritual blessings during this year. We were given preparation and knowledge with good understanding regarding all the aspects of religious life, through various spiritual and psychological classes. This one year preparation helped us more to know the spiritual heritage of our congregation in depth and increased our belongingness and fraternal love towards our Dorothean family. Thanks to the Lord Almighty for calling us to His sacred hearts. This whole year in silence and spiritual recollection drew us to intimate union and fall in love with Jesus our spouse. As the days were running very swiftly, we were getting closer to the great joyful day of our perpetual profession. Yes, the days have come for annual spiritual retreat and we four of us along with two novices Christy and Sheela and other 58 of our sisters have took part in this retreat . Retreat began on 5th May 2018 and was conducted by Rev.Fr.Sebastian OFM CAP. We were spiritually nourished and strengthened by the word of God during the retreat. On 11th of may 2018 evening at 6.00 pm our loving sisters have conducted a beautiful and heart touching and soul lifting prayer service for us in which all the sisters have participated and blessed us by laying their hands on us while the choir singing the hymn to the Holy Spirit Rev. Provincial Superior Sr. Biji Mulackal have given us our father founder St: John Antony’s message.

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Training days for the aspirants.

“In the Indian Province.”

For the Indian province it was a time of great joy for the 25 young and energetic aspirants get together in Vijayawada Andra Pradesh on the 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018.out Of 32 aspirants 7 of them werefrom Kerala could not attend the get together programme due to their exam schedule.

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A moment of prayer with students of Keezhmad

“Students from Keezhmad parish had come for prayer, conducted by the sisters of Archana community.”

The purpose of the prayer meeting
* Encourage and help them to have good reception of the Sacraments.
* Nurturing the moral human values in them.
* Molding and paving way to be the dispensers of charity, mercy and compassion of the Sacred Hearts

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Thanks Giving Day – 24th November 2017

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow”

24th November 2017, the very next day of the installation ceremony was kept as the thanks giving day. We all were very happy to express our gratitude towards Rev. Sr. Liya Karumancheril and her team. As they had guided our province for the past six years we expressed our heartfelt appreciation to them. Many of us were struggling to control our tears as we gratefully embraced them as part of the prayer service conducted by the sisters.

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Installation ceremony – 23rd November 2017

“One does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was” (Heb.5:4).

23rd November 2017 was an auspicious day for the Indian Province. On that day Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal took charge as the Provincial Superior, Sr.Suni Kizhakkedath as the Vice Provincial, Sr. Molly Karottumadavana, Sr. Shiby Chollambel and Sr. Sheeba Erikkaluvila as the councillors, Sr. Beena Kakkanattu as the Provincial Secretary and Sr. Teena Chulliattu as the Administrator. The installation ceremony was began with the prayer service in the morning. On that day Rev. Sr. Cloudinaliya Karumancheril the Provincial Superior, Sr. Ciby Cherusseril, Sr. Alice Azhakedath and the Administrator Sr. Jancy Pottassery were present in the occasion and they handed over their responsibilities to the newly elected members. The presence of several sisters from other communities augmented its beauty.

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TEACHERS MEET - 2017 (Trivandrum from 28th to 30th September 2017)

2017- 18 Teachers meet “Vistas beyond rainbow” was held in Poovar community in Trivandrum from 28th to 30th September 2017. Almost 24 to 26 sisters from various communities of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Mysore gathered in Poovar community on 28th evening. And teachers of our Angles’ School also attended. On 29thmorning a very beautiful and inspiring prayer service awakened the day at 6.00 am and followed by the Holy Mass.

The inaugural ceremony was done at Angels’ school, by Rev. Fr. Deay belongs to the Congregation of Missionaries of St.Thomas.He was working with the upliftment of youthin mission areas, at present he is an active member of KCBC wasthe chief guest of the day. Sr. Alice Azhakrdath welcomed the gathering by pointing the importance of education and purpose of coming together. Fr. Deay continued his first session with the title of setting a creative space with different activities. It really benefited each of the teachers. Today the students want creative teachers and the one who can make their learning more joyful. He presented it with little theoretical and more practical. It is quite sure that it will substitute and assist all the teachers to create a celebrative class room.

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NEWS & EVENTS

VISUAL GALLERY

Prayer Dance by Aspirants of the Sisters of St. Dorothy On the occasion of the celebration of Pope`s Day at Don Bosco.on 29/06/2016
Sisters of St. Dorothy Daughters of the Sacred Hearts on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Canonization of St. John Antony Farina -Father and Founder. Dedicate this chapel in honour of him on 23/11/2015.
Veneration of the Relic of St. John Antony Farina on 14/01/2015, Provincial House Alwaye.
Entrance procession of the Eucharistic Celebration on the occasion of the Feast of our Father and Founder St. John Antony Farina.

Introduction

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.
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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.
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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...