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Our Network > Maria Nivas-Erode

Maria Nivas belongs to the parish of sacred heart church, Railway colony in the diocese of Coimbatore.  It is located in South Komarapalayam, Lakkapuram (p.o) at Erode Dt.  The convent was started to take care of the elderly people.  We were called by  Bp.Thomas Aquinas, Bishop of Coimbatore Diocese under the care and concern of the priest Fr. Dhanaraj and on experimental base two of our sisters Sr.Vandhana Varkey and Sr. Jayarani Anthonimuthu came to Erode on 29.07.2005 and stayed there as an off-shoot of “Christu Bhavan”, Anthoniar Nagar. The two sisters started visiting the houses and learnt the socio-cultural situation of the area. They were also taking care of the elderly people.  After 2 years of the fruitful presence of our Sisters, on 17th Dec 2007 our community came into existence.  The first animator of the community is Sr. Fatima Zacharias.
As the days passed, the number of the elders increased to 24.  We give our best care, providing them food, clothing, shelter, medical and also spiritual care.  At the point of death we give them best care and conduct a decent funeral after death, which impresses the people of other religion. We collaborate with the parish priest, in teaching catechism for the children and go for house visits and take active participation in BCC meetings. In the beginning we took care of only elderly people.  But at present we take tuition for children of the village and also we involve in all the parish activities.  Every month the medical camp is conducted by the volunteer doctors and free medicines are provided to our inmates. 

Our Network > Michaelpalayam-Erode

At the invitation of the Bishop of Ootacamund, to render a better educational service to the poor children and to take care of the pastoral needs at Michaelpalayam, in the district of Erode, 3 sisters namely, Sr. Doreen Chacko, Sr. Sahaya Mary Sebastian and Sr. Arputha Mary Aloysius started the mission, on 31st May 2013. The accommodation is given in an existing convent building. Michaelpalayam is 40 kms adjacent to the community of Maria Nivas, Erode. It is totally a Catholic village and the people of the place rejoiced at the arrival of sisters. At the moment it functions as an offshoot of Maria Nivas, Erode.