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The Apostolic  Carmel Congregation

"We look to Mary, Queen of Carmel, who is our guiding light and pray for new missionary forces in a larger number of vocations knowing that our reward is - God Alone Suffices."

 

" As the Father has sent me, I also send you" (John 20:21)


Mission is something that grips a person rather than what anyone may do or wish to do. It is a participation in the zeal of Christ of whom it was written, "Zeal for Thy house will consume me". (John 2:17). Mission, then is not something we have chosen but it is a greatness that has been thrust upon us.


"You did not choose Me, no, I chose you and I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last." (John 15:16)


Having experienced God as our All, we participate in the life-giving mission of Christ   in the Church and the world, with --- burning zeal and creative fidelity to our Charism. To be a Carmelite is to be apostolic as were Elijah, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux and a host of others from earliest times to this very century and in a special way we imbibe a new thrust and vision, from our foundress, Mother Veronica who said,   “As for myself I was not afraid of anything . I was ardent and full of zeal to begin my work among the people whom St. Francis Xavier had evangelized."  (The Seed Time)


Moved from within by the power of the Spirit, we read the signs of times and commit ourselves joyfully to bring about a New Heaven and New Earth involving the transformation of society where justice, peace and love prevail.


We re-orient our life and Ministries through constant discernment so as to be alive and relevant to the changing needs of the society and the world at large. We see out Educational and Health Ministries as great opportunities to


•    -- identify with our people and their cultural heritage
•    -- empower the poor, oppressed and marginalized
•    -- build up the faith commitment of the youth and families.
•    -- uplift women and the girl-child to exercise their rights with dignity and power
•    -- ensure a right and responsible use of land and natural resources


We look to Mary, Queen of Carmel, who is our guiding light and pray for new missionary forces in a larger number of vocations knowing that our reward is - "God Alone Suffices

Having its Generalate at Bangalore, it has 6 Provinces.

1.    Karnataka Province
2.     Southern Province
3.    Northern Province
4.    Eastern Province
5.    Western Province
6.    Sri  Lanka Province


Besides these the Sisters are rendering their services in Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain,  Rome, Italy, and Pakistan,  Total it has 166 Convents.

 

Karnataka Province has 28 Convents and  Carmel Convent Moodbidri is one among them.

 

 

 

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Carmel Convent, Moodbidri

 


On the 1`st of June 1964 Carmel Convent was started at the request of Bishop Raimond D`mello, the Bishop of  Mangalore. The Parish priest of Alangar very Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier D`souza and Fr. John Marian Menezes Director of holy Rosary sanatorium approached our superiors for the starting of a school and a Convent at Moodbidri. It is 46 years old now.  Number of Sisters have served in this convent, some of them are enjoying the heavenly abode, others are serving the Lord in other communities.



Superiors who served here:


Sr. M. Bernandine A.C.         1964 – 1967
Sr. M. Eucharia A.C.             1967 – 1968
Sr. M. Concetta A.C.            1968 – 2971
Sr. M. Naomi A.C.                1971 – 1972
Sr. M. Concetta A.C.            1972 – 1975
Sr. M. Jacqueline A.C.           1975 – 1977
Sr. M. Gracina A.C.               1977 – 1980
Sr. M. Lucella A.C.               1980 – 1983
Sr. M. Lionissa A.C.              1983 - 1984
Sr. M. Devina A.C                1984 – 1987
Sr. Maryse A.C.                   1987 – 1990
Sr. M.Theodota A.C.           1990 – 1993
Sr. M. Devina A.C.              1993 – 1996
Sr. M. Asha A.C.                1996 – 2002
Sr. M. Euna A.C.                2002 – 2005
Sr. Maria Ujvala A.C.            2005  onwards

At present the community has 9 sisters.


Sr. Maria Ujvala A.C.
Sr. Lucy Benedicta A.C.
Sr. Sylvia Soares A.C.
Sr. Marilda A.C
Sr. Maria Reetha A.C.
Sr. Tresilda A.C.
Sr. Sunitha Monteiro A.C.
Sr.  Lizzy Fernandes A.C.
Sr. Maria Felcita A.C.


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Holy Rosary Composite P.U.College  Moodbidri.

Holy Rosary Girl’s High School of Moodbidri was started at the request of Bishop Raimond D`mello, the Bishop if Mangalore. The Parish priest of Alangar very Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier D`souza and Fr. John Marian Menezes Director of Holy Rosary sanatorium approached our superiors for the starting of a school and a Convent at Moodbidri.

The History of Holy Rosary Composite P.U. College goes back to the year 1964 when it was started to meet the pressing needs of Moodbidri town and the sub urban areas around in which lacked schools for girls.  The school was opened by Very Rev. Mother Theodosia A.C. Superior General  of the Apostolic Carmel.  As the school grew in numbers provision was made to make it co-educational in 1989.

The Higher Education of Youth was now an urgent need in town and so the Management decided to upgrade the institution to a composite Pre-University College in 2002.

The two year Pre-University Course under the regulations of the Board of the Pre-University Examination in Karnataka is offered with the following combination of subjects.
Arts, Commerce and Science.

Since the college needed a play ground, 1.70 acres of land is bought  for this purpose.  Ground is leveled  but its work is not complete.

High School has a history of 46 years and 44 batches have completed their S.S.L.C. Examination.  The batch of 2009 –’10 has made a record by securing 97.5% results. 

P.U.College has a history of  8 years  and 7 batches have completed their P.U. Board Examination. The batch of 2009 –’10 has made a record by securing 96% results.

Upto 2008  this Institution had run under one head but from 2008 for the sake of better administration, it is divided.  Sr. Marilda A.C. is appointed as the Principal of the P.U. College.  

Headmistresses  who served here:


Sr. M. Bernandine A.C.          1964 – 1967
Sr. M. Concetta A.C.            1967 – 1971
Sr. M. Naomi A.C.                1971 – 1972
Sr. M. Concetta A.C.            1972 – 1976
Sr. M. Gracina A.C.              1976 – 1980
Sr. M. Lucella A.C.              1980 – 1983
Sr. M. Leonissa A.C.            1983 - 1984
Sr. M. Devina A.C               1984 – 1987
Sr. Maryse A.C.                  1987 – 1990
Sr. M. Caressima A.C.         1990 – 1991
Sr. M. Lucella A.C.             1991 – 1993
Sr. M. Devina A.C              1993 - 1996
Sr. M. Leonissa A.C.          1996 - 1999
Sr. M. Asha A.C.               1999 – 2008
Sr. Maria Ujvala A.C.          2008  onwards
Sr. Marilda A.C.                2008  onwards Principal.

At present High School has a strength of 233. and  P. U. College has 340. With God’s Blessing the Institution is growing. May it continue to rise higher and shine to all around.


 

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