MANAMPATHY KANDIGAI

JOSEPH’S CONVENT

Context

The community is located at Manampathy Kandigai, a village in Kancheepuram District. The people are involved in agriculture and rooted in their Christian faith. This place is also surrounded by villages comprising mostly of the poor and the disadvantaged people of the society.

History 

In 1978, Rev. Fr. P. Sebastian, the then parish priest of Manampathy Kandigai, requested the presence of our sisters to teach at the Diocesan School. Mother Mary Martina, the then Superior General accepted this invitation. Initially, the sisters were travelling from Manampathy Kandigai to Ravathanallur Kandigai to teach.

Later, the sisters began to teach in Manampathy Kandigai itself as there was a growing need for education at that place. In the beginning, the sisters had to accommodate themselves in a corner of the church, until St. Joseph’s Convent was built to provide them with proper accommodation.

Mission

The sisters have been serving at Manampathy Kandigai and its neighbourhood ever since the beginning of their mission in 1970. Later a Tailoring School was started for the young girls through the initiative of Fr. G. M. Joseph, which is functional at present. St. Joseph’s Dispensary was also opened to attend to the medical needs of the people of the village. Later, in 2011 St. Joseph’s Home for Children was started to accommodate the poor children studying in the school. The sisters are also involved in the pastoral activities of the parish.  

Institutions

St. Joseph’s Home for Children

St. Joseph’s Dispensary

R.C.M. Middle School (Diocesan)

Contact Address

St. Joseph’s Convent

Manampathy Kandigai

Uthiramerur Taluk

Kancheepuram District – 603 406

Contact Number

St. Joseph’s Convent: 04112-27278695