Infant Jesus Convent – Dakkili

THE HISTORY OF INFANT JESUS CONVENT, DAKKILI

Name of the Convent : Infant Jesus Convent

Place : Dakkili
Purpose of the convent : Education and Evangelization
Boundaries : North : Government Hospital
South : Gurukula School
East : Irrigation Canal
West : Rapur
People : Christians, Hindus and Muslims live here. The majorities are Hindus consisting of Kamas, Redyes and Dalits. The means of livelihood is farming.
Background of Dakkili Convent : When Sr. Gregory and the
sisters were doing their ministry at Rappur, the District Collector came for a visit and the Sisters
requested the Collector that they be provided a place to do their Educational Ministry and to empower the people around Dakkili, and he allotted this place.
Diocese : Nellore
Name of the Bishop at the time of establishment: Most Rev. Dr. Balaswamy
Name of the Superior General at the time of establishment : Mother Barbara Mary
Ministries : Evangelization and Educational Ministry
Institutions : Upper Primary School (Recognized by the Government of A.P in 2008)

History of the Community, Dakkili

In the year 1995 we started Infant Jesus Convent at Dakkili. The Inauguration ceremony was presided by Most Rev. Dr. Balasamy, the Bishop of the Diocese of Nellore. On 16 June 1995, the community members came to this place.

The pioneers and the first community members were Sr. Amalorppavam and Sr. Pasala Elizabeth. Sr. Amalorppavam was appointed as a the Superior cum Headmistress and Sr. Pasala Elizabeth was appointed as the Assistant Headmistress.

With lot of compassion and conviction they visited the houses and introduced the New School from LKG to V standard at Dakkili and the Parents trusted them and began to admit their children in the School. At that time the strength of the students was around 75 and the Teachers were 4 in number. Around 65 members from different villages such as Mopur, Althurpadu, Marlagunta and Dakkili came for Sunday Mass at Infant Jesus Convent, at Dakkili.

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