Amala Province

Background

Congregation of the Daughters of Mary (DM) is a missionary congregation of Pontifical Right according to the canon law CCEO can.505 (2). Monsignor Joseph Kuzhinjalil, the founder and Rev. Mother Mary Kallarackal , the Co-Foundress, founded this Congregation in the Syro- Malankara Catholic Church in 1938 at Marthandam, Kanyakumari District to proclaim the word of God to the world and foster unity among Christians, under the patronage and with the blessings of Mar Ivanios, Metropolitan Archbishop of Thiruvananthapuram of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church.

The Congregation is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Harvest. Following the example of St. Francis of Assisi, the Congregation has adopted the Franciscan Spirituality.

The Daughters of Mary extended its apostolic service in the diocese of Chanda at the repeated request of Late Bishop Mar Januarius. It opened its first house at Durgapur on 1st November 1981 with Sr. Virgin, Sr. Cicily Joseph and Sr. Abhaya as the first members to spread the good news mainly through house visiting, pastoral work and health care. Our service in the education field was started in 1982 in Awarpur, L&T Cement Factory. The convent in the hilly area at Pattaguda was started in 1985 with an intention to serve the poor illiterate Adivasis. Gradually the congregation purchased land in different places in Maharashtra and started the convents in Shengaon, Pune, Rajura and Wani.

In 2000 January it was declared as Region with 46 sisters and seven convents; ie; the convent in Pune under the Trivandrum Archdiocese and the six convents in Chanda Diocese. The first Regional House was in Rajura and Rev. Sr. Felicita was appointed as the Regional Superior.On 25th March 2003, the new provincial house was blessed by Most Rev Bishop Vijay Anand as the future Provincial house and Formation house dedicated to the service of God and man alike.

The Amala Region was raised to the status of Vice Province on 23rd July 2005 with 62 sisters and 12 convents. Rev. Sr. Prima was elected as the first Provincial of the Amala vice Province;

On August 11th 2016 our Amala Vice Province elevated to the status of Province, which will be written in golden letters in the history of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary.

Now the province is spread in three states and associate with nine Dioceses of three rites, Syro Malankara, Syro Malabar and Latin. Seventy five sisters of Amala Province residing in 18 houses spread the word of God in and around through Education, Healing Ministry, Orphanages, Old-age Home, Social service and Direct Evangelization. Home visits, part of the apostolic patrimony bequeathed by its founder are a rich aspect of the Province’s ministry of evangelization. Amalites maintain a warm fraternity of sharing and bearing with the adjacent communities and congregations in the respective areas.

Team Members

Mother Rita Jose D.M
(Provincial Superior)

Sr. Anice D.M
(Asst. Provincial, Mission
/Formation)

Sr. Joselin D.M
(Education
/Communicationn)

Sr. Betty Xavier D.M
(Health
/Liturgy)

Sr. Seena Jose D.M
(Social Service
/Finance)

Sr. Alphy Pulikal D.M
(Provincial Treasurer)

Sr. Teena Rose D.M
(Provincial Secretary)


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  • Mother Rita Jose D.M- ( Provincial Superior)
  • Sr. Anice D.M-  ( Asst. Provincial, Mission /Formation)
  • Sr. Joselin D.M- ( Education/ Communication)
  • Sr. Betty Xavier D.M – (Health/ Liturgy)
  • Sr. Seena Jose D.M – (  Social Service/ Finance)
  • Sr. Alphy Pulikal D.M ( Provincial Treasurer )
  • Sr. Teena Rose D.M : ( Provincial Secretary)

Provincial House

Social Service

D.M Sisters of Amala Province are actively involved in social welfare programmes through Periodical awareness programmes for women, adolescents, youth movements etc. These programmes mainly focus on human developments through input sessions on better health, methods of savings, right based information classes and other initiatives. We conduct motivational classes for village children and give career guidance classes, sex educational classes in order to form better citizens for the future.

Awareness Programme

We conduct women empowerment training classes for the women of villages periodically, so that they are able to stand for their rights such as old age pensions, widow pensions, ration card and other infrastructures for tribal and rural people. Women are taught life skills on how to maintain economic stability and budgeting. They are also taught work skills which will enable them to become self sufficient. There are regular medical camps and health awareness programmes in different villages. Awareness programs on STD, HIV, AIDS, alcoholism, abortion and family planning, are implemented to create an awareness of social issues. Priority is given to socially disadvantaged and marginalized people within the dioceses.

Day Care Centre

It is a free day care centre for socially disadvantaged working parents. Young children are cared for and provided with a meal. People provide a network of services, recreation, healthcare, counseling, food and clothing.

Boarding House

There are boarding houses attached to our convents in the villages. Girls and boys of below 16 years are given accommodation in these boardings.It offers them free education, boarding, food, clothing, books and learning materials. Hundreds of children have benefited from this project.

Bala Bhavan (Asha Kiran)

It is a free boarding hostel and care centre for school going children. It provides support, facility for abandoned and socially displaced children become to the Christian communities who come from marginalized disadvantaged strata in society.

Tailoring Center

D.M Sisters of Amala Province are actively involved in social welfare programmes through Periodical awareness programmes for women, adolescents, youth movements etc. These programmes mainly focus on human developments through input sessions on better health, methods of savings, right based information classes and other initiatives. We conduct motivational classes for village children and give career guidance classes, sex educational classes in order to form better citizens for the future.

Home for the Aged

We have an old age home in Nagpur for the poor ladies. Poor ,abandoned old ladies are benefitted through this home. Besides this we give financial assistance for the treatment for few old people of the neighboring villages of our communities.

Students Welfare Services

Financially backward students are given free education in our schools without regarding their caste and creed. Free tuition classes are conducted for the children of the slum area in all our English medium schools. In order to promote a social attitude in children we organize many social activities in our schools and other local medium schools.

RAKSHA

In order to make the ‘Year of Mercy’ a remarkable one we have started this noble initiative. This aims to provide health information and support to people of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

  • To provide counseling to victims
  • Financial support to patients
  • Find out the ways and places for the patients to get better treatment at affordable costs etc are the objectives of RAKSHA.

Many lives are saved through the ‘RAKSHA’ project and many more lives can be saved trough this door of Mercy with the assistance of the generous and compassionate hearted people around us.

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