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( Jharkhand )
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Tuntoli
( Jharkhand )
Madavaram
( Tamil Nadu )
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( Jharkhand )
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( West Bengal )
Basinda
( West Bengal )
Gadalodma
( Jharkhand )
Chembur
( Mumbai )
Thirumandurai
( Tamil Nadu )
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( Tamil Nadu )
Manali
( Tamil Nadu )
Virapandian
Patnam

( Tamil Nadu )
Kasidha
( Jharkhand )
 
Haiti
(South Amarica)

Madavaram
Chennai

Emilie De Vialar
Emilie De Vialar
 

Since most of the Sisters of the Indian Province
hailed from the state of Tamil Nadu,
it was appropriate that
an invitation from the Archdiocese of Chennai Mylapore
in 1983 was promptly responded.

It was Fr. Kurien, who first welcomed the sisters
at Assisi Nagar, Madavaram and
extended the facility of a community centre for them
to initiate their apostolate among the refugees
from Burma and Sri Lanka.

 

The Sisters began to visit
the villages in the neighborhood,
where most of the people were
expatriated from Burma.

As a response to the felt needs
of these people a three pronged
apostolate got initiated.

A little hut put up by the villagers
for Sunday worship
was used to accommodate
the primary school
where one sister began teaching,
a sewing Institute
for young women was started
and a dispensary for the sick.

The activities got stabilized
and grew rapidly.

 

The Congregation purchased an adjacent plot of land and a school building was constructed later.

Today, it is a
full pledged institution
with +2.

For the empowerment of the women
in this area, an association called
' Madhar Sangam ' has been started.

It runs well
with the animation of our sisters.
They have regular meetings
and animation programmes
for the women of
all religions, castes and creed.

 

As the area got developed
the people got better medical facilities
and as a result
we decided to close down the dispensary.
The Sisters continue their
pastoral ministry in and around
Assisi Nagar and in Manali.

In 2003 the province purchased
a house in Manali.
Three Sisters stay there and
continue the pastoral ministry
in that area.

 
The Love of God in the Service of the Poor - Emilie de Vialar

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