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The origin of our Congregation is traced back to 19th century in the State of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded by a lay woman by name Thatipathri Gnanamma. She was an ordinary person who hailed from Phirangipuram, a simple village in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India.

During her time, the education of young girls was an impossible dream. Gnanamma kept constantly in touch with the illiterate girls in the locality and identified education as a principal means of empowering them.

The journey, which Gnanamma took in 1874 with just two young professed sisters, has reached the state where we are today. We march on with great vigour reaching out to the people who are on the periphery. We continue to engage in ministries that affirm the original spirit of our Foundress. Today, we are a band of willing hands, commited minds, and compassionate hearts. And we are confident that the strong vibrations of our Foundress will continue to illuminate, guide, protect, preserve, increase, and strengthen us in our journey of religious life and committed mission towards a just and equal society.


Rev. Mother Jaculine Mary, SSA

Superior General,

President of the College.