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

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.

“Rejoice and be glad, I say again rejoice and be glad” (Ph 4:4). Yes the expected day has arrived that is 12th may 2018 after noon 2.30 pm. We are all Joyful and happy. Whole Dorothean family is in joyful and happiest atmosphere. All our parents, dear and near ones had arrived. We were on procession toward the church with lighted lamp in our hands along with our parents. This joy full day was solicited by His Excellency most. Rev. Jose Puthenveetill the auxiliary bishop. His Excellency appreciated the parents and their great sacrifice. He strongly and strictly advised us to serve the Lord boldly and cheerfully by acknowledging his real presence in every moment of our life. He suggested us to spend the time with God in prayer that which would enable us to give good witness to those around us. It is the spirit who moves the hearts and touches the hearts of the God’s children .So today you determined to be one with Jesus, to behave like Jesus to become His ambassadresses’ in this world. So do not to forget to journey only with Jesus and get into the boat of Jesus only. So that our journey would be safe and may reach destination of heaven at the end of our life journey on earth. He told us to get into the deeper roots of the Charism of the congregation in order to develop passion for spreading of His gospel and His kingdom. During the Holy Mass special prayers were prayed for us and his Excellency conferred his blessings on us .The celebration got over with photo session and warm wishing of everyone. Really it was grace filled and blessed day that which will never come back. With great full hearts we thank all for all the prayers and support .please continue to support us on journey by your precious prayers.

“To the heart of Jesus! To the heart of Jesus! He is the beginning, the centre, the end and extremity’’ (st: John Antony)

Heavenly Father, we ask to bless all, that we may drink your tender love so that we can pour this love out to Others. Come reign in our hearts, minds, ans spirits. Holy Spirit we welcome to you, blow through our every word, action and thought. Come transform us so that each day we become more like Risen Lord. Amen!

Novice Christy Koodappattu e Novice Sheela Purampokkupuraidom

Le sorelle chef a Il Professione Perpetua – Sr. Jhansirani, Sr. Sowjanya, Sr. Jansilamary, e Sr. Vinoji

Con la Maestra Sr. Gracy Alamkott

Sr. Christy e Sr. Sheela dopo la vestizione

Con la Superiora Provinciale

Le sorelle con il vescovo e con i concelebranti



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.


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...