ST. THERESE CONVENT, SHORANUR



Superior

Sr. Soumya AC

sistersoumyaac@rediffmail.com

Ph: 8281706708

St. Therese convent is a beautiful spot overlooking the railway junction situated south east of Calicut. This is the 4th convent of the apostolic Carmel Congregation in Malabar. Bishop Paul Perini S.J who had come to Calicut from the Diocese of Mangalore realized the difference between south Malabar and South Canara when it came to the question of Catholic educational Institutions. This railway junction seemed to the good Bishop to afford greater scope for catholic apostolate. Good Fr. Porta who was then the parish priest of the Catholic Church was restless until a Catholic school came up in Shoranur. After much searching and disappointments, the sisters found a small house near the parish church for a rent of Rs.25 per month. A hall was put up by the sisters for the school. The then superior general mother Josephine encouraged the opening of the convent and school in Shoranur. The convent and school were officially opened on 19th January 1929 with a very few students on roll. Since the sisters got the place for the convent and school, through the intercession of St. Therese she is taken as the patroness of the convent and school.

As years rolled by the small St. Therese School grew up to a big high school and permanent recognition was given to it in the year 1945. In 1946 the government asked all the schools to change the medium of instruction from English into Malayalam. In 1956, Shoranur witnessed the silver Jubilee celebrations of the convent and school and subsequently the golden and platinum jubilees and now looking forward to the centenary celebrations. In 1961 as per orders from the government classes from 1 to 4 were detached from the High school and were made a separate school with its own headmistress. In 1965 the convent started an English nursery school with 25 students and today it is known as St. Therese English Junior School. In 1998, St. Therese Higher Secondary school was started. So there are 4 schools on the campus. There are spacious grounds for games, a cemented court for Basketball, an auditorium etc. The total number of students of the four schools together is 3237.

Through our institutions we are striving to change prevailing situations of injustice by fostering a generous and active social concern among our staff, students and their families, thus helping to build a society of justice, love and peace. From the very beginning the sisters were concerned not only in academic excellence but the students were encouraged how to be interested in the poor and the underprivileged. Supplying books, uniform, noon meals(much before the government came into the picture) building and handing over the houses for the poor were a regular feature in St. Therese schools.

Institutions under St.Therese’s Convent

Contact Details:

St.Therese Convent
Shorannur – 679 121
Kerala
Ph: No. 0466-2222474
e-mail: stthereseconvent@gmail.com