Bakhita Bhavan, Cherukunnu


Canossian Daughters of Charity

The flame of charity of which St. Magdalene of Canossa was ardent about embraced the southern states of India as the Province of Mary Immaculate was formed in the year 1988. In the year 2015, an offshoot of the Province took its form as a separate Delegation South – East India Delegation of St. Josephine Bakhita.

In the Province 213 sisters serve in the states of South Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Canossian Sisters-South India
House: Kerala

Bakhita Bhavan, Cherukunnu

It was the cherished dream of M. Antonietta Sala, the Mother Teresa of Cherukkunnu to have a school for the children of the Dalits although the efficient running of Martin De Porres Hospital was already more than what the sisters could imagine. The Bakhita English Medium School was thus born in 1994. Both boy and girls are on the rolls of the school. Till 2001, the school was attached to the hospital community. To make the day-to -day administration of the school more efficient, the Cherukkunnu community was bifurcated and the sisters who were involved in the school moved to the community quarters in the school premises in October 2001. Apart from the school the sisters are involved in BCC, Sunday School, preparation of the liturgy, family visits, preparation for the sacraments, KCYM, and such other socio-pastoral activities.