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Convents
1 Daughters of St. Paul

The congregation of the daughters of St. Paul arrived in Trivandrum in the year 1994 to begin our community in Kerala at the invitation of Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam the Archbishop of Trivandrum. The daughters of St. Paul is an international congregation committed to live and communicate Christ through Mass Media communications. From the time of our arrival we have been carrying out our mission namely evangelization through Media of social communication. In 1995 the diocese entrusted to us the responsibility of running the diocesan book centre. At present we are six sisters in the community.

Our ministry- two sisters render their service in the book Centre. Besides these sisters engaged in out reach mission such as organizing book exhibition in the schools and parishes. We conduct bible weeks and awareness classed in parishes. We too actively take part in the BCC programmes of two units in the Vellayambalam parish. We too organise inter religious get-together on Christmas.

Daughters if St. Paul
House No. 31
Alathara Nagar, Main Street
Vellayambalam
Trivandrum – 695 010

2 Bridgettine Convent

By the request of Most Rev. Dr. Peter Bernard Pereira of reverend memory, the order of the Most Holy Saviour, popularly known as the Bridgittines opened their seventh community in India at Trivandrum in the Bishop’s House compound, Vellayambalam. The order of the Most Holy Saviour is an international Order started in the 14th Century by St. Bridget of Sweden. We follow the apostolic life style. The primary purpose of requesting is to open a tabernacle for the Lord, was to open a house of prayer for the intentions of the bishop and the diocese. This house was called the power house of prayer. The blessing of the convent and the chapel was conducted in the December 1978. The characteristic feature of the Bridgittines life is Christo-centric, having Christ as the fulcrum of our life and activity with the consequent emphasis on the importance of holy Eucharist and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the liturgy of hours. From the very beginning the people around the convent had a great attraction for the Eucharistic adoration and found time to spend before the lord in prayer.

From the very beginning the little community besides running a hostel for students and working girls in different cast and creed kept themselves fully occupied with visiting the sick and catechising the children and adults and preparing hem for the reception of the sacraments. As days went by the sisters extended their pastoral ministry in teaching catechism at the substations of Kanjirampara, Mudavanmughal, Christurajapuram, Thucaud, Malamughal, and at he parish church, Vellayambalam. The community had started a tailoring centre to help the young girls to earn their livelihood. The community was helping the parish and the neighbouring churches in stitching the alter linen and its maintenance. Later on at the request of the archbishop Most Rev. Dr Soosa Pakiam, the sisters extended their service at the different ministries of the archdiocese such as the diocesan animation centre, social service centre (TSSS) , Education office, Jeeva jyothi press etc. the sisters are actively involved not only in the up keep of the altar arrangements of the parish church and the bishop’s house chapel but also in the pastoral ministry of the parish. They too visit the BCC units as attend United Christian Movement’s meetings, a specific objective of their charisam.

Address : St. Bridget’s Convent
Vellayambalam
Trivandrum – 695 003
KERALA
Ph. 0471 – 2316734
Email : stbridgetvellayambalam@yahoo.co.in

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