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St. Anne's Convent

St. Anne's Convent - Itarsi

“Leave your country, your relatives and your father’s home and go to a land that I am going to show you” (Gen. 12:1)

The needful request of the Arch Diocese of Bhopal, put forward to our Provincial, Rev. Sr.Anne Fernandez by the Bishop Rt. Rev. Paschal Topno to have a religious community at the new mission station of Itarsi to help Fr.Antony Swamy to run the newly opened English Medium school and to co-operate in the Parish undertaking was successfully fulfilled on the blessing day of 16th June, 2004. The community was formed on that day with three sisters.

New Itarsi is an developing town, well known for its big Railway Junction. It comes under the District of Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh and is at a distance of about 200 kms. from Sehore.

The main act ivies offered to the sisters was: Teaching and helping in the School (co-ed. Both English and Hindi Medium, Pastoral and Catechetical work in the new Parish of Propelpur, Itarsi, Social work and other activities in the nearby villagers, according to the needs and possibilities.

The charge of the School, consisting of the Lower and Higher K.G. and Std.1 was taken over on July 1st 2004, when the new academic year began in Madhya Pradesh.

The convent is going to be a place of transit for the sisters, breaking on journeys to and fro for Bihar and Jarkhand.

The sisters experienced hard time on the 1st day. There was no any human being living in the surrounding, there was no light, all creatures were singing melodiously in their years, with fearful night they spent. Gradually they started visiting the family and became familiar.

On 3rd February 2007, the feast of St. Blaise they began a project . It was put forward to open a Non _ Formal educational center where by preparing the young women to earn their livelihood or to support their poor families. Thus to have (Tailoring Classes for Women). This project is sponsored by Emilio, Mr. Fernando and Mr. Jose of Spain. We express our gratitude to all of you for reaching out towards the most poor and needy.