Sr Smitha Thomas BS


Bethany Convent, Karakundu : 2021-2022





Sr M Tresa Cherian BS

Members of the Community

 Convent building

 Inmates of  Bethany Santhwanam - Karakundu

Bethany Convent Karakundu is the second house in mission Diocese of Kannur. Through the encouragement and financial support of Sr. M. Jyoti the Superior General and team and with the hard work of Sr. Theresild, the Provincial Superior and her Councilors acquired a land of 20.81 acres of Rubber plantations 6 Sept.2005. This purchase was with a view of financial sustainability of the Province.

The first members of the Convent were Sr. Lima and Sr. Shobha; they started residing in the existing small house. On 31 May 2006 Bethany Convent was canonically erected and blessed by Most. Rev. Dr.Varghese Chakkalkkal the Bishop of Kannur. Sr. Maria Rose was appointed as the first Superior and other members being Sr. Lima and Sr. Francelline. From the beginning the sisters participate actively in all the activities of the Parish by teaching Catechism and animating two B.C.C. Units.

As a memorial of Fr. Founder’s 50 death anniversary, the Southern Province started a new venture Bethany Santhwanam and an old age Home for Destitute Women. On 11 June 2011 foundation stone was laid by Sr. Anseline then Provincial Superior. On 28 April 2012 the new building of Convent & Bethany Santhwanam was blessed by the Bishop of Kannur and inaugurated by Sr. M. Wilberta B.S, the Superior General. After six years of hard labour Sr. Maria Rose handed over the charge as superior to Sr. Therese. A.P.

On 23 December 2012 the first four members were admitted in Bethany Santhwanam in the presence of Sr. Anseline the Provincial Superior, her team & the community members. The Centre got the recognition from the Govt. of Kerala on 4 December 2013 for 25 persons. Our main apostolate is taking care of the inmates of Santhwanam. At present we have 12 members out of which five of them are in the wheel chair in Bethany Santhwanam.

After three years Sr. Therese A.P. who rendered tireless service handed over the superior ship to the present Superior Sr. Tresa Cherian on 31 May 2015. The present members are Sr. Benedict, Sr. Lisieux, Sr. Arockia Mercy & Sr.Vani. Sr. Benedict for the past seven years is serving in this place.

We are most grateful to Sr. Wilberta then the Superior General and her team for all the financial assistance and support given in the past. Bethany Santhwanam is run with donations received from our Convents, Schools and benefactors.

Year of establishment -31.05.2006


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