Canossa Convent, Vypeen


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, Vypeen

It took 34 years for the good Canossians to cross over to Vypeen Island and share the good news of Jesus Christ with the Islanders. The person instrumental in bringing the Canossians to Vypeen in 1923 was Rt. Dr. Jose Bento Martin Ribeiro the then Bishop of Cochin. The convent and the English Medium School were inaugurated on the same day. The convent is very close to the Parish Church, the Church of Our Lady of Hope and overlooks the backwaters. The Malayalam Medium Upper Primary School was handed over to the sisters by the municipality of Fort Cochin in 1940, and it was renamed as Canossa U.P School. Lady of Hope Anglo-Indian High School, recognized but unaided by the Government accommodated about 1390 students. The two schools together cater to the educational welfare of the student community.