Province of Mary Immaculate South India​

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 with 50 sisters.

In the Province, 214 sisters serve in the states of South Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Our 23 communities are geographically inserted into 11 Dioceses namely Alleppey, Bangalore, Chinglepet, Kochi, Kannur, Kollam, Kumbakonam, Neyyattinkara, Ootty, Thanjavur and  Trivandrum.

All the branches of Charity of the Canossian Family have been well established in the Province through the apostolic fervor, insights and sacrifices of our pioneers who set their foot on the Indian soil for the first time in the Diocese of Kochi, Kerala. The Province takes care to hand over the same spirit and charism over the past 32 years of the formation of the province.

Our sisters are actively involved in the accompaniment of the youth through our Youth Ministry, handholding with the respective parishes and Dioceses.


To become builders of communion in imitation of the virtues of Jesus Crucified


Bearing the Word, break forth to furthermore.

Education Ministry

Our education ministry is spread across all three states. We have 82 sisters and 614 teaching staff making the Education Ministry to impart Wisdom, Knowledge and Godliness for our students and society at large.

Social Work

Caring for the poor, Canossian Sisters reach out to the poorest and abandoned  peripheries through awareness programmes on human trafficking, counselling, slum intervention, disaster relief work.

Pastoral health care

To aid the sick through our hospitals and dispensaries which are open to the poorest and abandoned people through Palliative Care Centres, home based health care, stroke rehabilitation and Psychiatric rehabilitation.



Province Leadership Team