Carmel Illam, Kolappallur – 1995
Sr. Celia AC
It was the wish of the Southern Province during the tenure of Sr. Cleta and her Council to open a new convent in mission station in Tamil Nadu. Sr. Sujaya through her uncle Fr. Nanbikairaju the Vicar General of Vellore Diocese found a place in Kolappalur parish in Vellore Diocese. Then the Provincial approached the Bishop of Vellore Diocese Rev. Dr. Chinnappa Sdb at Kolappallur on 19 th May in the year 1995. He in his all willingness accepted us into his diocese. Thus we started our mission. Sr. Sujaya was the first sister in charge and the community members were Srs. Quientilla and Pavana. An agreement was made with the Bishop that he would give the sisters an Aided HM post in RCM School (Tamil Medium) and to start a matriculation school in the Parish at Kolappallur.
In August 2010 Superior General Sr. Agatha Mary met the Lordship Rt. Rev. Dr. Soundaraj and discussed about the purchase of land RCM school which belonged to the Diocese. The transaction regarding the 3 acres of land and the RCM high school building were an important milestone in the history. “The tittle deed” was signed on 21st March 2011. At the request of the Bishop the sisters started an English medium school which is upgraded to standard X in the year2016.
Sr. Sujaya was the first sister in charge and the community members were Srs. Quientilla and Pavana. The sisters are engaged in village apostolate, teaching Catechism, visiting families, and participating in BCC prayer meetings.
We take active part in the mission of teaching as well as pastoral work.
Arni (Via), Thiruvannamalai
Tamil Nadu – 632 313
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