Fatima Convent, Fort Kochi


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

Fatima Convent, Fort Kochi

After 54 years of educational service to the Anglo-Indian community St. Mary’s Convent decided to plunge into the area of education of local girls. Thanks to the far-sightedness and benevolence of his Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Jose Alvernaz the then Bishop of Cochin, Fatima Girl’s High School was inaugurated on 1st June 1943. St. Mary’s Convent Orphanage, one of the first institutions stated by the Canossian Pioneers, was shifted to Fatima Convent campus in 1968. In 1978 one more two-storied building was constructed in the campus to house the primary section, which continues to be known as St. Mary’s Lower Primary School. Fatima School continued to be managed by St. Mary’s Convent, Fort Cochin, till 1983 when a separate community was established in Fatima School campus. Today under the management of Fatima Convent, function Canossa Nursey, St. Mary’s LPS, Fatima Girl’s High School and St. Mary’s Convent Orphanage. These institutions belong to all castes and creeds.