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History of maria Province

History  of maria  Province

                                                            The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity (CSC) is a religious Congregations of Pontifical Right for

women in the Syro Malabar Church. It was founded and established at Chowannur in the district of Thrissur, Kerala, India, on 21st November

1944 by the Servant of God, Rev. fr. Augustine John Ukken. With a burning desire in his heart for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden he

envisaged the vision and the mission of the Congregation. The charism of the Congregation is to identify with the crucified Christ and share His

compassionate love with the poor and needy for their integrated development. New initiatives, such as, caring the sick at houses, giving value

education, visiting houses, protecting the orphanes, involving in parish activities etc. were designed by the founder father himself to fulfill his

ardent desires.

                                                             As the Congregation was flourished with members, convents and institutions if was trifurcated into

Thrissur, Irinjalakuda and Mission Province outside Kerala. In order to get involved with more apostolic activities and for better administration.

“Maria Province”, Thrissur, the central region, chose its headquarters at Little Flower Convent, Koorkenchery. It extended far into Northern

region of Kerala and one house at Coimbatore in Thamilnadu. In 2014 it has started a Mission Station at Kenya.  At present Maria Province has

nearly two seventy one members and 34 communities spreading in various parishes. Mother Sarto was elected as the first Mother Provincial of

the Province on 25th March 1995. The blessing of the new Provincial house was held on 30th September 2002. Accepting the charism and

vision of the founder as the core and the well spring of the identity of a charity sister, the daughters of Maria Province is radiating the

compassionate love of Jesus crucified through various charitable works. They are running rural health centers, schools mainly in rural and tribal

areas, education and vocational training centers for differently abled children, counseling and rehabilitation programmes for the drug addicts and

street children, houses for the abandoned males and females, Bala Bhavan for orphans, AURA a social service society for the upliftment of the

problematic school children and their families, etc. Involving in catechism, activities related to parish, house visits, jail ministries, caring AIDS

patients and their children etc. the members of Maria Province is moving forward to new horizons. Through a fervent religious life and selfless

services she cherishes the church, Congregation and the society alike as to build the Kingdom of God in the present world.