Canossa Convent, Sagarahalli


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: Karnataka

Canossa Convent, Sagarahalli

When the Canossians reached Dodda Sagarahalli village in Bangalore, Karnataka State, the people, poor and illiterate were like Alice in the Wonderland, particularly nowhere to go, nothing to achieve, nothing to dream about. It was into this scenario that the Canossians entered at the invitation of the Bishop of Bangalore in December 1990. The sister initially lived in a small house just like any other house of the poor in the area. Today the sisters have a decent dwelling place and also a multipurpose building which serves as a work room for the girls who are engaged in tailoring and

needle work, counselling centre, tuition class and is used for pastoral activities. 30 years of Canossian presence has definitely changed the face of the village. More children are in school, more women are employed, more cooperation among themselves, fewer men are addicted to liquor and therefore more peace and prosperity in the families and definitely less Alices in the Wonderland. We also have a good Nursery School in the campus  now.