Our Apostolate

We aim to promote the love of God among the people we serve. Our services can be divided into four heads;

  • Mission Apostolate
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Welfare

Mission Apostolate

The missionary zeal in spreading the word of God by being pure and poor for the kingdom of God, is the dedication of our sisters in bearing witness to the gospel. Apostolic activities such as:

  • Spreading the good news of the gospel.
  • Bringing people together in unity and a common bond.
  • Integration, and
  • Equity and social justice.

The above mentioned apostolic activities are attained in communities through

  • Spirituality – living the gospels to preach the word of Christ.
  • Integrity – being consistently committed and focused in our decision and activities.
  • Respect – showing respect for self and others.
  • Fairness to others – ensuring just decisions are made through open dialogue, empowerment, dignity and self decision – making.
  • Care – acting and committed to ensure the welfare of others.
  • Values – sharing and proclaiming the teaching of Jesus through the value.
  • Justice inclusion and equality, gospel values become a visible focus.

In order to carry out its apostolic mission the Mary Matha Province has taken the following steps.

They are:

Home Mission:-

In order to foster the house visiting irrespective of caste or creed creating a rapport with people around and studying their situation, sisters are allotted different areas, so that all the possible physical & spiritual helps are made available for the people around.

The love and mercy of Jesus is witnessed here. Illiteracy and ignorance of the people are removed.

Zonal Meetings

Mary Matha Province is divided into three zones in order to inculcate, increase and strengthen the missionary zeal and motivate the missionary activities. Every zone has a selected zonal Animators and Secretary. Every 3 months zonal meetings will be held to evaluate and encourage the missionary activities of sisters. Each zone makes its own action plan and carries them out.

Catechism and Prayer Meetings:-

Every Sunday in the parish level and every day in the school level Catechism is taught by the sisters. They prepare children and adults for Sacraments, visiting houses and say Rosary and conduct prayer meetings.

Missionary Activities through Associations

Youth are guided and led through many associations like Malankara Catholic Association (MCA), Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM), Mathru Sangham, Mission league, Legion of Mary, Vincent De Paul etc. And children are guided through Bala sakhim, Children’s for Unity, Little way Association. Through association people join us to extend their helping hand.

Mobile Mission Team:

The purpose of this team is to serve God and to provide service for the poor. We offer support, affirmation and practical help to share the love of God with all those who have no opportunity to know God’s love. This team moves through villages and engages in active mission work. Currently we have sisters working in the following ministries: Parish Chaplaincy, Parish visits and care of elderly people, Social work, health care in hospitals, nursing education, community outreach programs, prayer group meetings, counselling, sharing God’s word in public and Youth ministries.

Education

Mary Martha Province is aware of the challenges of contemporary life and the support it needs to provide between ethical, moral, philosophical and political choices people need to make.We take a holistic approach to learning, based on a foundation of respect for cultures, religions, traditions and history. Its mission values are unique, whereby every person is offered the opportunity of an education, regardless of their discipline. They are given the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of their skills, themselves and the communities to which they belong, so as to function effectively within their community. The community is committed to teach, encourage and support people who want to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of those around them, both personally and professionally.

Mary Matha Province, through the Education Ministry are witnessing our master Lord Jesus Christ-who himself was a supreme teacher. Jesus led a life full of witness. He tells us ‘Learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart’. (Mt.12/29) Our founders insisted on giving good education to the children to become responsible good citizens-good faithful, witnessing and useful Christians-refined human being.

With this aim different types of schools have been started according to the need of the locality. At present there are Nursery, Primary and High schools in vernacular and in English Medium. Sisters are working in schools for the mentally retarded children also.

Health

Medical care is given to all those who need, especially to the poor and old people, sisters are working in hospitals and in palliative care units.

  1. Dispensaries:
  • Mary Martha Province explicitly provides welfare, health, social, ethical and religious support and services through dispensaries.
  • Its endeavors are guided by a fundamental concern for justice and equity, and the dignity of all human beings.

These dispensaries provide free amenities and services to rural and tribal people.

  1. Medical Service:
  • Through fostering and advancing education in hygiene, health care and child care, Mary Martha province seeks to make a specific contribution to its local, rural and tribal communities.
  • The sisters provide nursing care at hospitals run by private institutions in Germany and Los Angeles in America.

Social Service

Mary Martha Province’s social plan and mission highlights its commitment to the neutrality of support and integration within the community. The Plan formally commits the province to the ongoing development of quality teaching, learning and pastoral care and directs its attention to the following:

Boarding House:

A boarding house provides welfare, support and care for orphans and disadvantaged children. Two boarding houses accommodate sixty two children.

Creche

The Creche provides day care, food and support for young children, whose parents are disadvantaged and marginalized.

House Maintenance projects:

The homeless are assisted with housing and other services. These houses are offered only to homeless people.

We provide maintenance and ongoing reconstruction of houses for the marginalized and disadvantaged.

The Province is grounded in its concern for the holistic welfare and progress of senior citizens who are rejected by their families. This service is free to the disadvantaged. Economically independent clients are also admitted to the village.

Province provides a network of services, recreation, healthcare, counselling, food and clothing.

Retreats are conducted for young people to encourage them to take better care of their elderly responsibilities.

Convents in Kerala

 Mary Matha Province

Sulthan Bathery P.O

Wayanad- 673 592

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent,

Bedoor

Perumpatta P.O

Cheruvathoor (Via)

Kasargode – 671 313.

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent,

Chettapalam,Vemom P.O, Mananthavady,

Wayanad Dt., 670645

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent,

Moothedam  P.O

Edakkara, Malapuram Dt.,

PIN 679 334

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent,

Padannakadu P.O,

Kanhanngad, Neeleswar,

Kasargode Dt. 671531.

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Tharish P.O,

Karuvarakundu,

Malapuram Dt.

 Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM  Convent,

Pathiricode P.O

Melattur  (Via)

Malapuram Dt.,

679 326

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Chungathara

Chungathara P.O.

Malapuram Dt., 679 334

R   Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Erumamunda

Chungathara P.O

Malappuram -679 334

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Pulpally P.O,

Wayanad Dt., 673 579

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Kartikulam  P.O

Wayanad Dt.- 670645

Convents Outside Kerala

 Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

 DM Convent,

Byndoor

Nirmal bhavan

c/o St.Thomas school

Nithyadhara Nagar

Kundapura (Via)

Uduppi,Karnataka – 576 214

Sr.  Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

N.R Pura P.O.,

Mensur, Chickamangaloor,

Karnataka  577134

Superior & CO.                   DM Convent

c/o    St. Thomas Church

MES Road, Jalahally PO

Bangalore – 560 013

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Kadaba P.O

South Canara

Karnataka – 574 221.

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent

Kodimbala P.O,

Kadaba, South Canara,

Karnataka 567 221

Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

DM Convent,

Maria Sadan, Kunthoor,

Perabe P.O

Karnataka State – 574 285

Outside India

1  Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

Thalkirchner str 22

80337, Meunchen

Germany

 

2  Rev. Sr. Superior & CO.

300 Norumbega Drive

Monrovia

California-91016,  USA