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.
Annie RSCJ

28. April, 2015VocationsNo comments


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. As devotion to Mary was encouraged I began praying at the grotto every time I went to Church. The desire for religious life continued to haunt me and I prayed to Mary to guide me. I felt her saying “Go, see”. I once again expressed my desire to join religious life and this time my parents especially my father warmed up to my idea. He took me to see different congregations where he had a sister/counsin,I even attended vocation camp at Villa Teresa organized by the fmms and almost made up my mind to join them when my father brought me to Sophia to meet his cousin Sr. Mary Mathew. I was asked to join some sessions conducted by Sr. Manisha while I was still studying for second year of B.A at Ramnarain Ruia College. On completion of my graduation I joined Sophia as a seeker and taught at Little Flower of Jesus High School. The Principal, Sr. Celia Remedios’ life inspired me to join the society. However the passion for teaching encouraged me to complete my Bachelor of Education before joining as a candidate. On completion of B.ED I was tempted to take up a job but the desire to be a religious kept disturbing me. I wanted to give my life to God, for the service of others, through the Church. The attachment to the teaching career and my many friends was very strong, yet I surrendered all my desires ready to do anything for God. I agreed to be a candidate. Lo and behold my joy knew no bounds when I was placed in Haregaon community with part time teaching ministry in the school. The positive and enriching experience in Haregaon confirmed my vocation to religious life in the Society and I was at peace and so were my family members. I have never regretted my decision to be a religious inspite of the many ups and downs over the last 20 years in the Society.


Sr. Annie Peter is currently Vice- Principal of the Junior College at Sophia College for women. She is 44 years old and hails from south India. However she was brought up in Mumbai. She joined the Society of sacred heart through her aunt Sr. Mary Mathew rscj, at the age of 23. She made her first vows in June 1996 and final vows on 22nd June 2003. She has been in Malavni for 3 years and Haregaon for 9 years before coming to Sophia in June 2008. All the 18 years of her life in the Society since her first vows she has been in teaching ministry. She is currently on the Provincial Council and has served as community treasurer for 7 years, been on vocation promotion team and as staff of Sophia hostel. She enjoys pastoral work and loves being with children.

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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.

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