Monday, 11 November 2013

Project in progress... Recent Photos from the site

Ishpremalaya: Palliative Care Hospice

Sisters of the Cross are working towards establishing Ishpremalaya, a Palliative Care Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients.

With escalating number of cancer patients among the poor and economically backward people our society, we the Sisters of the Cross perceive the need of Palliative care as our urgent concern. The treatment rendered to the patients will be through medical expertise and compassion.

Aim of the Project: To establish a palliative care Hospice for terminally ill Cancer Patients

Location: This palliative Care Hospice will be located at Nirukh village which is in the Sawantwadi Taluka of Sindudurg District, Maharashtra. It is two and half kms. away from Sawantwadi town. The place will be easily accessible to the patients and people of Maharashtra, Goa and other neighboring States. 


  • To provide care and support to the patients 
  • To create a conducive environment for them. 
  • To relieve them from physical pain and mental trauma 
  • To offer counseling to patients and relatives. 
  • To adopt a holistic approach in Palliative Care 
  • To uphold their right to live 
  • To provide diversional therapy to soothe their minds and calm their anxieties
  • To prepare the patients to accept their last journey of life with serenity
Your help and generosity can bring a change a radical change in the society.

Kindly Note: All Cash / Cheque Donations are eligible for Tax benefits U/S 80G of the Income Tax Act. Cheques should be drawn in the name of the "Society of the Sisters of the Cross, Kolhapur - Pune"

Cheques can be mailed to :
Sisters of the Cross,
38, Sasoon Road, Pune - 411 001
Ph: +91 20 26122075

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Photos from Installation Ceremony

Photos from the installation ceremony

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Youth Ministry Sessions: 20th -23rd May 2013 at Benaulim, Goa.

The participants were Sisters of the Province engaged with youth in Schools, Boarding establishments, Parish and Society. There were interactive sessions leading to a better understanding of animating and leading the youth especially in their psycho-social milieu of peer pressures and dysfunctional families.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Final Professions

4th June 2013 marked an auspicious day in the life of the Province. Three Sisters who had already committed their lives to God and humanity, made a lifetime choice to carry on this commitment with its challenges to live single mindedly for God alone and to serve Him in the world as Sisters of the Cross by the three vows of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity.

The ceremony was held at St. Anthony’s Church in Siolim, Goa, with the Archbishop of Goa celebrating theEucharist. It was followed by a fellowship meal shared with the Sisters, family members and friends which was hosted by the Holy Cross Convent, Siolim, Goa.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

First Professions

On 1st June 2013, seven young women committed their lives to the Lord and in the service of their fellow human beings. They had spent two years growing in their personal God experience and studying the life and spirit of our Founders for a better integration into the Charism of the Congregation. Their being together in a multicultural context contributed tremendously towards broadening their outlook to embrace all irrespective of class, religion, region or social background.

A very meaningful ceremony comprising the Eucharistic celebration, a public expression of their commitment and a festive meal together marked the occasion. The celebration was held at the Holy Cross Novitiate, Pune

School results at the SSC

This year, 2013, as in the previous years, our SSC results were excellent. While we laud the success of the students we also credit the laurels largely to the diligent, interested and deeply committed staff of our schools. We are well aware that good education is not merely achieving cent percent results and carving a prosperous career for our future generations of youth. The focus of our endeavours is also the cultivation and imbibing of good human values like peace, justice, honesty, integrity of nature, gender sensitivity, communal harmony, mutual respect and equality of opportunity. The co-operation and supportive appreciation of the parent body goes a long way in contributing to the fulfillment of these efforts of ours.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Sessions on ‘Community Making Skills for the Mission

4th January – 15th March 2013, at Pune, spread across 11 weekends, attended by most of the Sisters of the Province in groups of 10-13 participants. A very intuitive and meaningful experience of practical communication skills engendering mutual respect, upholding the dignity of each for better relationships within the community and at the workplace

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

General Chapter of the Congregation

1st -22nd February 2013 at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Kottayam, Kerala, India. It is an important convocation of delegates from the Congregation held normally every six years to deliberate and decide on important matters related to the life and mission of the Congregation

Annual Day celebrations

The Annual day celebrations are a much looked-forward-to event in every school as they provide an opportunity for the students to showcase their many talents. Parents and well wishers get a ‘close up’ of the diverse ways education is interpreted in the institutions. A theme culled from burning issues of the times gives a cohesion and relevance to the performances which are highly creative and very inspirational. It is a policy in our schools to ensure maximum participation of the children in these celebrations. The many co-curricular activities that span the academic year provide the much needed platform for every child to display and even discover her/his hidden strengths and gifts of mind and hand.