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Nurse’s meet on 1st and 2nd of September 2017

23 nurse sisters from different communities of Indian province have gathered in Maria Bhavan Community Kavaraparambu on the previous day of the meeting itself. On 1st September at 7 am Holy Mass was celebrated and the sermon was highlighting the noble services of nurses which is really indispensable to the humanity. The inaugural ceremony was at 9.00 am and the Provincial Superior Sr. Cloudienaliya Karrumancheril and other representatives lighted the lamp. Followed by there was a felicitation by the provincial Superior. She pointed out the exhortation of our father Founder St. John Antony Farina to nurses citing his words.

Sr. Elsitta Vattakunnel one of the senior nurses shared the Biblical aspect of nursing and the importance of the Word of God in the healing ministry. She put in evidence the effectiveness of nursing care is not merely depends on the efficiency but it is mostly based on our limpid spiritual and religious life. This facilitate the flow of God’s grace to the patients in the form of curing.

In the afternoon Dr. Sandeep an ENT Surgeon highlighted the importance and the value of nursing profession and the role of nun nurses in the organization of wards.

On the second day Dr. Sajina S.D. a professor from Pazhanganad college of nursing of Samaritan hospital took class on qualities of nurse, ethical dimension, basic principles of medical ethics and legal ethics etc. Besides few questions were given to be discussed by Sr. Mary Sheeba the medical councilor. The discussions were done in two groups and the summary was presented in the assembly in the presence of Sr. Sheeba. Around 4.30pm the meeting got dispersed.

  1. 1. Sr. Alphonsa Anjilimutil
  2. 2. Sr. Biji Thonikuzhiyil
  3. 3. Sr. Jessy Kunjanveedu
  4. 4. Sr. Lovely Padinjarel
  5. 5. Sr. Lissy Peppel
  6. 6. Sr. Reny Eruvelilkunnel
  7. 7. Sr. Rosily Arackal
  8. 8. Sr. Silvy Kallidanthiyil



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...