Provinces

Thiruvalla Province

Provincial House

Governing Body

Provincial Administrative Body

Provincial Superior
  • Mother Giyovani S.I.C
Councilors
  • Sr. Little Therese S.I.C
  • Sr. Blessy S.I.C
  • Sr. Immaculate S.I.C
  • Sr. Sampreetha S.I.C
Provincial Secretary
  • Sr.Immaculate S.I.C
Provincial Procurator
  • Sr. Leena S.I.C
Address
  • Bethany Convent, Thirumoolapuram,
    Thiruvalla- 689115
    Tel. 0469-2630229, 2736087, Fax: 0469-2736087
    E-mail: bethanytiru@rediffmail.com

Origin

The congregation of the sisters of the imitation of Christ was founded by His Grace Mar Ivanios in the Jacobite church on 8th September 1925. This day is inscribed in golden letters in the history of Bethany sisters. Mother Huba, Mother Shino and Mother Denaha were the first to enter the religious consecration in the convent chapel at Thirumoolapuram, Thiruvalla, and the womb of the congregation. On 20th September 1930, Mar Ivanios and few of His followers reunited with the Catholic Church. On the following day the whole congregation of sisters (10 members) also reunited with the Catholic Church and it was presided by Mar Ivanios himself.

Mission

Bethany has a mission of fostering and nurturing the growth and progress of the Malankara Catholic Church. The primary role of a bethany sister is to make herself available for the spiritual renewal of the church. Education, house visiting, teaching catechism, conducting women upliftment programmes in and around Thiruvalla was the other duties of the sisters at that time.

Dawn of the Province

As reunion movement developed, Pope Pius XI established the Archieparchy of Trivandrum and Eparchy of Thiruvalla by the apostolic constitution 'Cristo Pastorum Principi' dated 11th June 1932. Due to some inconvenience the sisters were transferred to Nalanchira, Trivandrum. The absence of the sisters at Thiruvalla affected the Malankara Community adversely. As per the request of the Bishop of Thiruvalla, Jacob Mar Theophilos, three of the sisters: Mother Huba, Sister Bruksa and Sr. Thybus were reassigned to continue their service at Thiruvalla. People at Thiruvalla warmly welcome the sisters. On further request by Mother Huba, Mother Thrisus was also reassigned to join the group, but Sr. Bruksa was asked to return to Trivandrum. Thus the new community restarted with these three sisters. Mother Huba was the first Mother superior of the community. Sisters at Thiruvalla and Trivandrum functioned as two independent Diocesan congregations. On 21st August 1956 these two groups were merged into a single congregation under one superior general. Thiruvalla and Trivandrum become two provinces of this congregation.

Generalate House

The first house of bethany sisters at Thirumoolapuram, Thiruvalla became the first generalate house of the congregation. In 1975 generalate was shifted to Kalathipady, Kottayam.

Off Shoot

Under the affectionate guidance of Mother Huba, Thiruvalla Province began to spread out. The sisters focussed mainly on education of girls. They had the vision that only by empowering women one can build a robust society. They also extended their attention to the care for the sick and deprived. Some of the trained sisters stayed at the old Bishop’s house ‘Cherupushpagiri’ to render their service in Pushpagiri hospital. Bethany sisters are proud to say that they have played and inevitable role in the development and growth of the present glory of Pushpagiri Medical College.

The provice extended its service to northern regions of kerala; Velamcode, Sulthan Bathery, Narangathodu, Uppatty in Nelgiris and to high range regions at Kumily, Chettukuzhy, Pazhayarikandam, Kattapana, Kallar and Mulakaramedu. The growth was phenomenal that it went beyond the boundaries of Kerala and India to Delhi, Hariyana, Karnataka, Italy, Germany, USA and Ethiopia.

Bifurcation of Thiruvalla Province

In 1980 the general Synaxis of the congregation presided by the Mother Gerneral, Mother Vincent decided to bifurcate the province into Thiruvalla and Bethery vice provinces. In 2004 Thiruvalla province was further divided into Thiruvalla and Moovattupuzha provinces. On both occasions Thiiruvalla province generously provided the necessary support for the enrichment of the daughter provinces. Now Thiruvalla province consists of 215 sisters engaged in various services according to the need of the Church in different parts of the world.

Now 215 sisters are engaged in sisters service in different branch houses and institutions of Thiruvalla prvince.

Address
Bethany Convent,
Thirumoolapuram,
Thiruvalla- 689115
Tel. 0469-2630229, 2736087

Houses Under Thiruvalla Province

Thirumoolapuram
Bethany Convent, Thirumoolapuram,
Thiruvalla-689115.
Tel. 0469- 2630229

Bangalore
Bethany Convent, 33/13 Bharathy Layout, Ist Cross,
Ist Main, S.G. Palaya, Dharmaram P.O., Bangalore-29
Tel. 080-26688490

Bethania
Bethania, Near Pushpagiri, Thiruvalla -689101
Tel. 0469- 2605983

Chakkupallam
Bethany Convent, Chakkupallam, Kumily – 685509<
Tel. 04868- 282452

Chengaroor
Bethany Convent, Chengaroor, Mallappally
Tel. 0469- 2688660

Cherukulanji
Bethany Convent, Cherukulanji P.O, Ranni- 689672.
Tel. 04735- 206405

Chettukuzhy
Bethany Convent, Chettukuzhy, Kochara P.O.Vandanmedu – 685551
Tel. 04868-277315

Chunkappara
Bethany Convent, Chunkappara-686547.
Tel. 0469-2696233

Faridabad- Sector-29
Bethany Convent, House No. 90, Sector-29, Faridabad, Hariyana
Tel. 0129 – 2500587

Faridabad - Bathola
Bethany Convent, Bethany Nagar, Thigavan Road, Bathola
Faridabad, Haryana. Tel. 0129-2229258

Kadamankulam
Superior & community Bethany Convent, Kadamankulam P.O., Kallooppara – 689603.
Tel. 0469- 2677902
(Estd. 25 May 1999)

Kallar
Bethany convent, Kallar P.O. Nadumkandom- 685553.
Tel. 04868-234064

Kattappana
St.Paul’sBethany Convent school Kavala
Kattappana P.O
Idukki Dt .685508
Tel.9645251797

Kumily
Bethany Convent, First Mile, Kumily-655509.
Tel. 04869-222241

Mallappally
Mar Severios Memorial Bethany Hostel, Mallappally – 689585.
Tel. 0469-2680533

Manarcadu
Bethany Convent, Manarcadu P.O, Kottayam-686019.
Tel. 0481- 2371909

Mannar
Bethany Convent, Kadapra-Mannar P.O. Niranam-689630.
Tel. 0469-2610601

Mulakaramedu
Bethany Convent, Mulakaramedu, Kattappana – 685508.
Tel.04868-278179

Nebsarai –Delhi
Bethany Convent,
Pariyavaram Complex, J Block21/22
Ignon Road, Nebsari, New Dehi-68

Pazhavangady
Bethany Convent, Pazhavangadi, Ranni-689 672
Tel.04735-223220

Pazhayarikandam
Bethany Convent, Pazhayarikandam, Kanjikuzhy P.O,
idukki.685 602, Tel.0486-2239509

Vadavathoor
Superior & community
St.Mary’s Bethany Boarding,Vadavathoor P.O,Kottayam-686010
Tel:0481-2578633,2572255

Vechoochira
Superior & community
Bethany Convent, Vechoochira, P.O, Erumely-686 511
Tel.04735-266948

Vennikulam
Superior & community
Bethany Convent, Vennikulam-689 544
Tel.0469-2650564

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