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


01st December 2019

First of December 2019 was a memorable day for us, the Sisters of St. Dorothy, Archana Convent, Keezhmadu. The day began with the solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Rev. Fr. Paul Cherupilly, Director, Social Service Centre of Ernakulam – Angamaly Archdiocese. After Mass, at 9.00 A.M., the community members and the sisters of the neighboring communities, gathered together at the venue of the proposed house for the sick and aged. The foundation stone was blessed by Rev. Fr. Francis Vattukulam SDB, Rector, Don Bosco College, Keezhamdu and ceremoniously laid by Rev. Sr. Biji Mulackal, Provincial Superior of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in the presence of the Provincial Councillors, Novices, candidates and well-wishers. “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile”. Certainly this memorable event will definitely bring smiles to those who witnessed this function in later years.



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...