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Mary Queen Convent, Karkal


Name of the Superior   :   Sr Helen Mary BS



A call to the sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany ,Mangalore to serve in the Parish of Christ King Church, Karkal came through late Rev.Fr. Joel Noronha, who was then the Parish Priest of Karkal.

Mother Macreena, the Superior General of the Congregation was pleased to open the house of Bethany on 31st May 1959 on the Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary. The Convent was named as Mary Queen Convent,Karkal. Sr.Sylvia  was the first Superior and Sr. Julia,Sr.Alfreeda, Sr.Rosine,Sr.Ancilla were the first members of the community. Among these five sisters, four of them were teaching in the Parish School.

In 1960 Ms. Ritty Carvallo, the Headmistress of Christ King Higher Primary School has resigned her post and Sr.Alfreeda was appointed as the headmistress of the Church School at Karkal. Rev.Fr. Emmanuel D’Souza, the Parish Priest  offered two pieces of cultivable land in front of the Church for Bethany Sisters. Sr.Rosine, the Superior put up the Convent building and Rt.Rev.Dr.Raymond D’Mellow, then Bishop of Mngalore inaugurated it in 1964.

In 1965 Sr.Rosine was transferred and Mother Precilla took charge as superior. Srs Maude,Lisia,Joseph Mary, Loyoline,Agnes Mary,Grace Monica, Lizie Furtado Florita, Amala ans Hezil were the Animators of the convent. At present Sr. Theresita is the superior of the convent at Karkal.

The Convent celebrated the Silver Jubilie on 22nd June 1984.Srs Sylvia and Modesta celebrated their Golden Jubilie3 in 28th may 1988.After spending 25 years in the community Sr.Sylvia went to her eternal reward on 9thJune 2003.Sr.Jessy Leena rendered  4 years of service in Christ King English Medium School.

Sisters teach Catechism,take care of alter linens, attend SCC Meetings, visit the sick and elderly.They also extended their services as per the need to Hirgan,Miyar and other parishes. The community is grateful for the protection of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


NAME OF THE CONVENT: Mary Queen Convent,  Karkala

PIONEER MEMBERS    :  Sr. M Julia BS, Sr M Alfreeda BS, Sr Rosin BS, Sr M Ancilla BS

ALL THE SUPERIOR'S WHO SERVED THE CONVENT: Sr M Rosin BS,  Mother Precilla BS, Sr M Maude BS, Sr M Lizzia BS, Sr M Joseph Mary BS, Sr M Loyoline BS, Sr M Agnes Mary BS, Sr M Gracy Monica BS, Sr M Lizzy Furtado BS, Sr M Agnes Mary BS, Sr M Florita BS, Sr M Amala BS, Sr M Hezil BS, Sr M Theresita BS. 




Address of the convent:  
Mary Queen Convent
Gandi Maidan Road
Karkala – 574104
Udupi Dist

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Phone No: 08258/230046

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