We have an End: The glory of the Heart of Jesus.A Mission: To Discover and make known the Love of His Heart.A spirituality: to be United and conformed to the Heart of Jesus. A Service in the Church and in the world of today: Transformative Education with a Preferential Love for the poor.
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Sr. Charlotte Bastion RSCJ

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Sr. Charlotte Bastion RSCJ

Leaving behind my wild teenage years of dances, picnics, and parties, I moved into my twenties sobered by the death of my father. Refusing two proposals for marriage with no valid reason (I had not yet contemplated religious life) I wondered why I was so dissatisfied with what life was offering me.  Being a fun-loving extrovert I often found myself the centre of a party.  Surrounded by many friends and secure in the love of my family I still felt empty.  I could not understand my need for solitude and silence or that part of me that was serious and reflective.  It was at this period of my life that I was faced with the question – “What now, what do I do with my life?”

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Sr. Archana Pinto. RSCJ

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Sr. Archana Pinto. RSCJ

To go back to my first call to religious life, I experienced it while I was studying under the Teresian Carmelites in Sta. Cruz. I first felt the call of the Lord in the IX standard. Until I was in the Inter Class I felt I would join the Carmelites of Sta. Cruz. It was only in my Jr. B.A. when I was exposed to Social Service unit of Sophia College that I nbegan to change. I went for Camps with the sisters and saw their attitude towrds the poor. I also used to stitch clothes for the poor in Sr. Lowenstein’s Sewing Group. I was stuck by her attitude of respect for the poor, not looking down on them. She was very strong that we should do the work neatly, and give of our best to the poor.

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Sr. Fila Lobo RSCJ

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As I recall memories from my childhood, I can still see my grandmother light a little oil lamp at dusk and lovingly place it before our consecrated picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Instinctively, I knew that this was a very precious moment in the daily routine. Often I would sit in the semi-darkness and by the light of the flickering lamp carefully study Jesus’ face and His Heart, “ burning with love for me.” At other times I would place fragrant flowers at the foot of the Holy Cross in our garden shrine and spend some moments talking to Jesus.

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Sr. Charusheela Gaikwad RSCJ

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Sr. Charusheela Gaikwad RSCJ

Why I became an RSCJ is a real mystery to me.  In early childhood I never saw a nun or a priest, but I heard my father praying every day for them.  I had no courage to ask my father who these people were. My family were strong Protestants.  I heard about the Catholic religion only when I was a boarder in Sangamner and for the first time in my life I came in contact with nuns.  I liked them. For what?  For their pure white dress!  However, already in Std. VI I had decided to dedicate my life to the service of God and people.  When I was in Std. VII our whole family
became Catholics.

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Sr. Jokina D’Mello RSCJ

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Sr. Jokina D’Mello RSCJ

From childhood I experienced a warm family life. When I was about fifteen my father left his job. From that time, suddenly I experienced a life of poverty, utter poverty. It really helped me, I began to feel the call to work for poor people. While I was in Xth Standard I had to take some tuitions in order to get money for my own school fees. After my Std. X I wanted to do the Teachers’ Training Course but my father and mother could not afford to send me for it. Then I realized too how poor other people were—they often could not afford to give me even Rs. 10/- for the tuitions I took. At that time I fell in love with the teaching profession.

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Who we are..?

We are a small, diverse and inclusive group, welcoming in our midst a variety of socio-cultural backgrounds, ages and temperaments. Primarily an educational congregation, our earliest ventures were in the field of education

Sophia College for Women in Mumbai was our first foundation in 1941, and remains the institution with which we are most often associated. The College has continued to grow in the years since then, and while some sisters continue to work there, a number have moved on into other areas of service. Today, the range includes Schools, Colleges& Nursery Schools.