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Provincial Minister
Rev. Fr. John Alwyn Dias, OFM Cap.,

Rev. Fr. Robin Victor D’souza, OFM Cap.

Procurator & Program Coordinator
Rev. Fr. Robin Minin Lopes, OFM Cap.

Spiritual Director
Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Fr. Maxim Robert Nazareth

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Recent Activities

Founders day of the Congregation of sisters of st. anne (cssa)

Shanthi Sadhana – Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India – FISI celebrated the founders day of Congregation of Sisters of St. Anne (CSSA) on the 21st of December 2020 to wish Sr. Showrilu CSSA and Sr. Rita Joseph CSSA who are participating Franciscan Spirituality Course at FISI.

The origin of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Anne – Phirangipuram can be traced back to 19th century in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded by Thatipatri Gnanamma, a lay woman, who hailed from Phirangipuram, a small village in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. She was given in marriage to Innaiah, the catechist of Phirangipuram. The pious couple was blessed with five sons. Unfortunately she became a widow at the young age of 37. Left all alone with five boys to bring up, she put her entire trust in the Divine Providence and raised her children strong in the basics of the Christian faith. Four of her sons joined the religious life and one settled down in family life. Freed from all family commitments, Gnanamma moved to a village called Kilacheri, forty kilometres from Chennai and settled down at that place. The infinite wisdom of God led her step to Kilacheri, the cradle, the very Bethlehem of the new Congregation. The Congregation received pontifical status on 13th May, 1999 by Pope John Paul II. The Congregation was divided into two administrative regional units with separate headquarters in Phirangipuram and Hyderabad. The two regions were elevated to the status of Provinces in 2008. The main apostolate of the Congregation is education and evangelization. It has also expanded into other fields like medical and social work to meet the needs of the underprivileged. We have opened Health Centres, homes for children, widows, handicapped and aged, as well as social work centres in remote villages and tribal areas to work for their liberation.

There was a solemn Mass presided over by Fr. Maxim Nazereth along with Other fathers, the choir and the liturgy was conducted by Sr. Showrilu and Sr. Rita Joseph and others sisters sang the wishing song in the dining hall. We wish Happy Founders Day to Sr. Sowrilu and Sr. Rita Joseph who are participating the Franciscan Spirituality course at our institute.



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