St. Joseph F. C Convent, Karuvannoor

Place : Karuvannoor
Parish: Karuvannur
Established Year: 1910
Address: St. Joseph'sConvent Karuvannoor P. O Irinjalakuda (Via) Thrissur (Dt)
Pin: 680711
Phone: 0480 2885346

Established: 26-07-1910
Sister Superior: Sr. Annie Victor

Brief History
A man of great Vision and Ideals, Rt. Rev. Dr. John Menachery, the first Vicar Apostolic of Trichur Eparchy Cherished a great desire to start a Congregation of sisters who are following the Franciscan Way of Life. He found none other than Rev. Fr. Antony Kavunkal, the then Parish Priest at Holy Cross Church, Mapranam which was under Trichur Eparchy. Encouraged by the support and full co-operation of Dr. John Menachery, very enthusiastically Fr. Antony Kavunkal selected a site for the first Convent at Karuvannur, which became the Mother House of Franciscan Clarist Congregation at Trichur Eparchy. On 26th July 1910 the newly built house was blessed and Inaugurated by Dr. John Menachery amidst great rejoicing and large crowd of local people. Rev. Sr. Clare and Sr. Louisa after their formation at Chenganachery pronounced their final vows before the Bishop Dr. John Menachery.
Rev. Fr. Antony Kavunkal was appointed as the Chaplain, Rev. Sr. Clare as the Superior, and Sr. Louisa as the assistant Superior and thus the Convent was newly opened. Mysterious are the ways of God. This mustard seed of the Franciscan Family as grown into a fine big tree and it has branches in and outside India sheltering a large number of Franciscan Nuns who were leading a life of three Vows, Obedience, Poverty and Chastity.
On 22nd June 1978 Pope Paul 6th by the Bull "Trichuriensia Eparchiae" bifurcated the Diocese of Trichur and Diocese of Irinjalakuda was formed. Consequent on the division of the Diocese, Assisi Province of Franciscan Clarist Congregation Trichur was also subjected to division to facilitate better administration and Alvernia province emerged. Karuvannur being under Irinjalakuda Diocese the First and the Mother House of Franciscan Clarist Congregation of Trichur Eparchy came under the Alvernia Province, Irinjalakuda

Vision : Through Education uplift of the women who are the main spring of the society.

Mission: Introduce and Innovate activities which will develop all the good aspects in the life of the  students.

Apostolate: High School, Balabhavan

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