Sr M Beena Alphonsa BS 

Members of the Community

Convent building

Legion of Mary - Puthenthope

Nursery - Puthenthope

General information – The convent building was construed in the year 1972 and owns I Acer 80 cents donated by diocese .In the initial years sisters started teaching in the parish L.P school and carried on pastoral apostate. Without much long, the sisters also started giving training in typing, tailoring, and home sciences which were a boon to the poor fisher flock as it opened doors for jobs aboard, changing the face of Puthenthope into wealthy belt.

Current situation – Affluent in wealth resulted in declining in morality, distorted marital relationship, broken family life, and rise in mental patients, unrest and tension and, negligence of old parents. The parish being a large one with thousand families has a vast scope for different apostate, like education, social, Medical and pastoral. In this respect the sisters in the past years have done commendable services. Sr. Gracy Ignatius having served the people of this area for long a period has contributed much for the holistic growth of the people

Present involvement.  In the year 2008 Pain and palliative care unit was started by Sr.Jose Theresa and is continued by Sr.Beena the present superior.
 Education apostolate –a.} One community member teaches in the diocesan school  
 b.} A nursery school is attached to the convent where little kinds are cared by a sister
 Social apostolate: Free tuition is given to the poor students in the locality by sisters. Spoken English is also taught to the people on request.

Pastoral apostolate.
Animation of B.C.C Units.
There are 26 units animated by sisters. They do it by regular house visit, counseling, and praying with them. Preparing the first communicants, teaching catechism, church duty, attending funeral mass and praying for the departed souls in their families. 
Animation of Pious association.

1.Altar boys association- Every week conducting prayer and accompanying them
2. B.LA – Monthly gathering and participating in Bethany feast. Their    activities include visiting the sick and performing   other works of mercy. 
3. Legion of Mary, sodality, Bethany champions are animated by each sister  
4. Youth ministry is animated with seminars, praying rosary, conducting monthly holy hour etc.

Conclusion: It is noted that people are more or less pious and prayerful and have devotions to saints and our lady in special. Gradually the spiritual and moral life of the people is showing noteworthy improvement.              
Year of establishment  : 29.05. 1971

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