Regional Governance

On 15 June, 1999 the General Council of our congregation decided that Regional Governance should be introduced to administer the congregation effectively and efficiently. Mother Mary Venantia, the then Superior General of the congregation, initiated this process. This structure of regional governance supports the sisters in their prayer life, apostolic life, community life according to the charism and spirit of the congregation. Consequently, the communities were demarcated region-wise as follows:

The Nominated Regional Superiors

St. Joseph’s Region, Chennai

Sr. Agnes Fernando                                        –           1999-2005

St. Joseph’s Region

Communities in the diocese of Agra, Chingleput, Coimbatore, Cuddapah, Cuttack-Bhuvaneswar, Eluru, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Jaipur, Madras-Mylapore, Nalagonda, Pondicherry-Cuddalore and Vellore.

Provincial Governance

When it was realized that the Regional Administration was strengthened, it was decided in the 27th General Chapter, May 2004 that Provincial Governance could be introduced into the congregation to help the Sisters in their prayer life, apostolic life, community life and to live according to the Charism and Spirit of the Congregation. This initiative was taken up by Mother Michael Rita Catherine Michael.

Province

The Provincialate of St. Joseph’s Province, Chennai was first located at Portincula, Avadi and later it was shifted to Acharappakkam on 1 March, 2010.

The Nominated Provincial Superior (2005-2007)

St. Joseph’s Province, Chennai                                   –           Sr. P. Susai Mary

In May 2007 Provincial Chapters were animated in all the three provinces. For the first time sisters elected their provincials in accordance to the Constitution and Regulations prescribed in Chapter Eight.

The Elected Provincial Superiors (2007-2010)

St. Joseph’s Province, Chennai                                   –           Sr. P. Susai Mary

In August 2010 the Second Provincial Chapter was animated and following persons are elected as Provincials.

The Elected Provincial Superiors (2010-2013)

St. Joseph’s Province, Acharapakkam                        –           Sr. P. Susai Mary

The Elected Provincial Superiors (2013-2016)

St. Joseph’s Province, Acharapakkam                        –           Sr.Amali Vedha

The Elected Provincial Superiors (2017-

St. Joseph’s Province, Acharapakkam                        –           Sr.Amali Vedha

 

 

                               

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