St. Thomas Province, Changanacherry

St. Thomas Province, Changanacherry

When the bifurcation of Changanacherry diocese took place in 1977, into Changanacherry and Kanjirapally dioceses St. John’s Province Kanjirapally was erected in 1978. The Mother Province of Changanacherry consisted of the convents in Changanacherry diocese, in the mission area of Jagadalpur and in the Tamil Nadu region. Mother Martin Mary was the provincial superior at that time. In 1998, Jagadalpur was raised as a vice-province and became an independent unit, and convents in the state of Tamil Nadu were formed as a region in 2008. 

When the congregation celebrated its centenary in 2008, it marked the centenary of the Mother Province, Changanacherry too. Under the efficient leadership of Mother Rose Kunnathupurayidom, at present the province has 65 houses spread in Kerala, and in the countries of Germany, Italy and United States. Sisters work dedicatedly in the African mission too.

Provincial Superior    : Mother Mercy Nedumpuram                                  [Administration & Formation]

Vicar Provincial         : Sr. MercyManthuruthil                                                 [Eucharistic Apostolate, Healing Ministry& Founders Cause]

2nd Councillor            : Sr. Maria Thengumthottom                                      [Education,  Communication Media& Planning]

3rd Councillor            : Sr.Lilly Rose Karottuvembenickal                           [Social Work& Faith Formation and Vocation promotion]

4th Councillor             : Sr. Alice Nedunganal                                                [Mission& Evangelization]

5th Councillor             : Sr. Jossy  Maria Kattathara                                      [On-going Formation& Renewal programme]

Finance Officer         : Sr.Anitta Kottathil                                                         [Finance, Agriculture & Construction]

Secretary                   : Sr.Liz Maria Vazhekalam.

Adress: Provincial Superior, Rita Bhavan Provincial House, Koothrappally P.O.   686 540, Karukachal, Kottayam (Dt),

               Tel. 0481- 2486646/ 2485146, Fax:  0481-2486646,     E mail:, Website :