Canossa Convent, Kandakadavu


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

Canossa Convent, Kandakadavu

The inconspicuous beginning of this convent is associated with Fr. George Arackal of venerable memory who was a native of Kandakadavu. In the year 2000 the house was canonically erected by the then Bishop of Alleppey, Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Chenaparambil as a Christu Jayanti Jubilee gift to the diocese and to the people of Kandakadavu. From the beginning it was the desire of the bishop that the Canossian sisters start a school with CBSE curriculum. So, a Nursery was started and a new building was constructed and inaugurated in 1999. In 2001, the Primary School was shifted to the parish premises. In 2005, the then Provincial team decided to hand over the school to the Dioceses of Alleppey. But the daily administration of the school is entrusted with the sisters.

All the sisters are engaged in socio-pastoral activities such as family visits, BCC, prayer groups, catechism, preparation for the sacraments, Franciscan Family Apostolate, Holy Childhood Association and all that goes with the life of the parish.