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

First Profession

20th October 2021

Today, 20th October, is the day on which our beloved sister St. Bertilla left this earthly life and reached in the presence of her loving Heavenly Father. Therefore, with gratitude and joy, we began the centenary celebrations of the heavenly birth of St. Bertilla, by lighting the jubilee candle by His Excellency Mar Mathew Vaniyakizhakkel VC, bishop emeritus of the diocese of Satna, North India.

This feast of St. Bertilla is also a day of joy for me personally as she lived a life of obedience and humility by spreading the fragrance of holiness in the church and in the community. I entered the Provincial house of the Dorothean Sisters at Archana convent, Keezhmad in 2017 with the intention of becoming a nun in the Dorothean Congregation. This was a great moment to realize the dream I had in my childhood days.

Today was the day of fulfillment of that dream. On this auspicious day, with the blessings of His Excellency Mar Mathew Vaniyakizhakkel VC, I received the religious habit and made my holy vows solemnly before God and His people. His Excellency gave me an inspiring insight into the significance of a life consecration through the proclamation of the Word of God. There was also a small felicitation ceremony from the parishioners of the Sacred Heart parish, Keezhmad, in the parish hall. I thank God Almighty for having consecrated me to His Heart. I am also deeply grateful to my loving parents who nurtured my Christian faith and blessed me as I had the vestition and the profession of the vows.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rev. Mother General Maria Teresa Pena, and Provincial Superior Sr. Biji Mulackal, for their blessings, support and encouragement. I am indebted to Sr. Ciby, the Novice Mistress, who guided me all through my novitiate days. Today, I have become the spouse of Christ by the grace of God. I ask your blessings dear sisters in the coming years of my religious life in the Dorothean congregation.
Sr. Anjitha Mazhuvanchery



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...