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Holy Spirit Sisters in Tiruvalla / India

God has chosen Most. Zacharias Mar Athnasious, the late Bishop of the Syro-Malankara Archdiocese of Tiruvalla to welcome Holy Spirit Sisters to his Diocese and there by establish our Society in India. It happened through his close contact with the Holy Spirit Sisters and the Priest Communities in Mammolshain Germany in 1968.

Mission Journey to India

In early 1969 Rector Bernhard Bendel and Fr. Karl W. Bruno made their first visit to India to the Diocese of Tiruvalla as initial preparation for the work of the Holy Spirit Sisters Community.

On July 28th, 1969 Sr. Hildegard Beck came from Germany and she stayed with the first group of candidates for three months to give them an introduction to the sisters’ community. Fr. Chacko Elavumparampil, Priest of the Tiruvalla Diocese, was appointed to take care of the young community.

First and second group candidates to Germany and America for Formation

At the beginning of 1970, the first group of candidates was taken to Mammolshain, Germany for the formation and out of them Sr. Aleyamma Chamathayil, Sr. Elisabeth Vattacheril, Sr. Annakutty Ottaplackal, Sr. Sosamma Naduvelayil prayed their first dedication and made their first contract with the Community in 1973. In August 1970 the second group of candidates was sent to Sioux City, Iowa, USA for their formation and their first dedication and contract was in 1974. They are Sr. Mary Sosamma Theckechundavalel, Sr. Elisuba Kollampurath, Sr. Maria Kuthiravattathu, Sr. Annamma Chackalakuzhiyil and Sr. Susamma Vettikunnel.

In April 1975 four sisters who had been trained in USA and three sisters from Germany were sent to India to establish the Community. After a re-adjustment course in Bangalore on May 28th, 1975 the sisters returned to Tiruvalla to start their Community life as Holy Spirit Sisters in India.

Sr. Mary Sosamma Theckechundavalel was appointed as the Leader of the Group and Sr. Sosamma Naduvelayil her representative and later Sr. Annakutty Ottaplackal in her place. Fr. Abraham Kakkantt (today Most Rev. Bishop Abraham Mar Julios, Bishop of Muvattupuzha) was assigned as Chaplain to the sisters, and he was a great help in building up the community and in training the candidates. We remember with gratitude the great support and encouragement we received from Rector Bendel, Sr. Katharina Hermes our first International Leader, Sr. Hildegard Beck and sisters and brothers in the OSS, Bishop Mar Athanasious and the priest of the Diocese to build up the Community.

In 1976, the other Indian sisters who were in Germany and America returned to India.

On January 1st, 1979, 7 sisters and in the same year on October 31st, 3 sisters made their Life-time Dedication to the Holy Spirit and life time contract to the Community. Rector Bendel and Sr. Katharina were present for both occasions.

Growth of the Community

From 1976 onwards, every year we have 6 – 10 candidates from Syro Malakara, Syro Malabar and Latin rites.  They are given proper training and further education. As the members were increased, the numbers of missions were also increased. The Community is spread out its branches in different places of Kerala as well as different states in India. Outside India, we do serve in Germany, U.S.A and Philippines. Our service is extended to different Dioceses of Syro-Malakara, Syro-Malabar and Latin.

In 2008, Indian Region divided into Atmadhra Region and Jeevadhara Region. The Regional Centre of Atmadhra is in Tiruvalla, Kerala and the Regional Centre of Jeevadhara is at Jeedimatla in Hyderabad, Andhra Predesh.

The Communities under Atmadhra Region are given below:

Holy Spirit Sisters
Regional Central
Tiruvalla P. O. 689 101

Holy Spirit Sisters
Tiruvalla 689 101

Holy Spirit Sisters   
Shalom Bhavan Retirement Home
Kuttoor P.O, Tiruvalla 689 106

Holy Spirit Sisters
Vimalagiri Bhavan
Elambra, Nellikuzhy P.O
Kothamangalam 686 691

Holy Spirit Sisters
Poonkulam,Vellayani P.O
Thiruvanathapuram 695 522

Holy Spirit Sisters
Paripalana Bhavan
Thiruvanvandoor P.O
Tiruvalla 689 109

Holy Spirit Sisters
Amma, Kokkadu Vettikavala (Tq)
Kottarakara, Kollam Dt.

Holy Spirit Sisters
Poonjar South P.O.
Kottayam 686 582

Holy Spirit Sisters
Marygiri P.O.
Kattappana 685 515
Idukki Dt.

Holy Spirit Sisters
Maria Nagar, 1st Mile
P. B. No. 16, Kumily P.O.
Idukki  685 509

Holy Spirit Sisters
Enanthi, Nellamthani P.O. 679 355
Nilambur (via)
Malappuram Dt.

Holy Spirit Sisters
97/12 Kamasandra (Village)
Huskur Gate
Electronic City
Bangalore - 560 100

Holy Spirit Sisters
Pallickal East
Theckekkara P.O. 690 107

Holy Spirit Sisters
Jeevajwala Nilayam
Karnataka State 577 303

Holy Spirit Sisters
Cuddalore Dt.
Tamil Nadu  608 501

Holy Spirit  Sisters
Santhi Bhavan
Poomala P.O
Sulthan Bathery (Via)
Wayanad 673 592

Holy Spirit Sisters
Mar Gregorios Snehaveedu
Benedict Nagar
Nalanchira  15

Holy Spirit Sisters
C/O St. Ann's Church
Station Road
Junagadh  362 001
Gujarat State
Holy Spirit Sisters
Marymatha Public School
Pramukh Park
Near Baltiboi & Co.
P.O. BRC Pandesara
Surat 394 220,  Gujarat

Holy Spirit Sisters,
Vimala Health Centre,
Gunupur – 765022 ,
Rayagada (Dist),

Mar Theophilose Snehabhavan
Near Simhasanappally
Kottayam  686 001.  Kerala , INDIA

Shanti Nilayam
689 101, Pathanamthitta.

St. Elisabethen Krankenhaus
Ginnheimer Str.3
60487 Frankfurt/Main

Heilig Geist Schwestern   
Burscheider Strasse 88
40591 Düsseldorf

Heilig Geist Schwestern   
St. Josefshaus
40227  Düsseldorf  

Heilig Geist Schwestern   
Dürheimer Straße 14
70372 Stuttgart
Bad Cannstatt.

Holy Spirit Sisters
1711 West 25th Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
U .S. A.

Holy Spirit Sisters’ Convent
219 South East Street
Carroll, Iowa 51401

Holy  Spirit  Sisters
801 w Division
P.O  Box  “J”  OGDEN
IOWA    50212

Holy Spirit Sisters
Solana Cagayan
Philippines 3503

Holy Spirit Sisters
Formation House
Solana Cagayan
Philippines  3503