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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Vocation Promotion Programmes

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments

Easter, with all the hope and new life it brings ,is an opportune time to communicate to you our plans for the Vocation Facilitation we committed ourselves to at the December Assembly, namely, that we be involved ” as Province” in the Promotion/Facilitation of Vocations for the Mission of the Society. Each one wrote down in what way she was prepared to be involved.

Bearing all that in mind and knowing that May and Oct-Nov holidays are best for this effort , we have planned four expeditions and we ask that all our communities support this common effort by prayer and sacrifice.

They are as follows :

1)i A visit to  the Diocese of GOA ,planned by Manisha, Venezia and Fatima whose Prayer – Partners are Pragnyalaya ( upstairs and down ) and Prerana Community

ii) PUNE  Contacts with Jesus Youth Group and Parishes which  are continuing from the past and where some good contacts have been made. Now we have the advantage of a new Parish to relate to and to make ourselves known through the Prerana community

2) An expedition to the Diocese of NASHIK planned by Srs Marie, Pratibha and Rajani with all the resources they will need, their Prayer Partners being Haregaon and Bhokar.

3) An expedition to the Diocese of GUAWHATI  planned by  Marielena, Annie and Rita. As province we must pledge ourselves to pray for this first-ever visit to the north -east and one that all of us seemed happy about at the Assembly

Sr. Shalini Salve RSCJ

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments

I am from Ahmed Nagar district, Kendal its first mission station. My grandfather from Rahuri, had been a clerk in the Court, but died young. My grandmother expecting her second child, moved back to Kendal to her father’s home where my father was born. He married and had five children. I am third in the family. Two boys before me, a sister and a brother after. I was a tomboy, not working at home. My mother scolded me a lot! I was surprised that my grandmother could read and write Marathi, and was a catechist in Kendal. My father was a primary school teacher and taught catechism in the evenings to the village families.

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Sr. Phila Gomes RSCJ

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments

I cannot trace my vocation to any dramatic encounter with God before I entered the Society. I believe the seed of the call was nourished because of a favourable environment at home. Neither my father nor mother went to Church daily but their lives reflected Christian values – honesty, simplicity, a spirit of service, good relations with the neighbours, fidelity to each other, responsible caring for us their children , respect and a high regard for priests and religious sisters. Certain devotions were a part of the family spirituality – attending the Eucharist on the First Fridays of the months, family Rosary, annual consecration of the family before the enthroned picture of the the Sacred Heart of Jesus . Both my parents were members of the Legion of Mary. Both also belonged to other Church groups- the Sodality, The Ladies’ Altar Society etc.

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Sr. Terezita RSCJ

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments

I had joined Legion of Mary and Sodality after my Confirmation. After Mass we used to have prayers to our Lady on Saturdays. We had to wear a blue badge with Our Lady’s medal it. 1st Saturday of every month we used to have a meeting and program. Occasionally a priest or layman would talk to us about saints. One day Vakkachen Garikirzhil spoke about Saints. Teresa of the little flower, Agatha and Philomena. I was moved to tears, compassion and love to serve Jesus. I wanted to hear more about holy people. The life of saints touched me and inspired me. My desire to be holy like them and devote my life to Jesus my Lord.

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Sr. Rosa Makil RSCJ

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments

It was a happy mistake that made me start thinking about offering myself to serve the Lord in His Vineyard. Due to my semi Jacobite background, I was a late 1st communicant. I received the Lord twice at my first communion. This was because no one noticed me remaining in the same place where the 2nd group moved in quickly and knelt down with me. The priest came distributing communion to the 2nd group and gave me communion once again. I thought it was a great privilege and was delighted to have the Lord a 2nd time but when I came out and told the others about it, I was made to feel as if I committed a serious crime!

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ANNIE RSCJ

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ANNIE RSCJ

I am the youngest of three daughters and have a brother who is nine years younger. I was in school when I first thought of being a nun. At that time the attraction for religious life was for the “habit”. At home we had devotion to the Sacred Heart. I often saw myself in His heart, calling me to be HIS. I spoke ofmy desire for religious life to my parents who refused on grounds that I was too young to make such a choice. So I continued with my college studies and got involved in parish activities such as the legion of Mary, liturgy committee and youth group.

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Sr. Mudita RSCJ

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Sr. Mudita RSCJ

I was baptized Menona Preciosa Vallery Sodder and was the third of five children. My eldest sister and youngest brother were born on 24th and my elder brother and younger sister were born on 7th -different months of course! Only I was born on 23rd August. I come from a rather rich, well known family in Goa, but my parents especially my mother decisively chose to live a simple ordinary middle class life in Mumbai. We were brought up the hard way with the “Ethic of Enough”. Small flat, no car, no table boy and butler as our close relatives had! Later in life as an adult when I asked her why she did this, she explained to me that she wanted us her children to understand others especially the poor. She was a woman for others and taught by example. My other-centeredness and love for the poor came from her.

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SCHOOLS

9. April, 2013Who We AreNo comments

SCHOOLS
  • St Theresa Girls High School, Haregaon, Maharashtra
  • Children of the New Dawn School, Torpa, Jharkhand
  • Sofia Centre for the education of women & children, Patna, Bihar

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COLLEGES

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COLLEGES
  • Sophia College for Women Degree College (Art & Science), Mumbai Post Graduate – M.Sc. and Diploma Courses
    PhD (Biological Science)
  • Sophia Shree . K. Somani Polytechnic, Mumbai

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NURSERY SCHOOLS

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NURSERY SCHOOLS
  • Sophia Nursery, Mumbai
  • Ashadeep Nursery, Malwan
  • Bal Niketan – Torpa

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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.