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St. Mary's Convent, Ernakulam

St. Mary's Convent, Ernakulam

Place  Ernakulam
Parish St.Mary's Basilica, Ernakulam
Address Market Road, Ernakulam Kochi
Pin 682031
Phone (0484) 2353836
Description 

*The initial Convent building with 2 rooms was blessed on the Feast of Pentecost on 11th June 1916 by Bp.Mar Louis Pazheparambil.

*English Medium LP School was sanctioned on December 9th 1919.

*St.Ann's Boarding was started along with the Convent.

*St.Augustine's Balikaram for poor girls was started on 28th August 1930 by Bishop

   Mar Augustine Kandathil.

*A two storeyed building was constructed for the Convent was blessed in 1931.

*Celebrated Silver Jubilee on 11th 1941.

*St.Mary's Convent Girls High School was sanctioned in 1934.

*A Nursery School was started in 1945.

*English Medium classes started in 1962.

*Carmel house as a rest house was purchased in Chowara.

*A Lower Primary School was started in Thrikkakara in 1944 and a residence of St.Mary's was      also started there.

*Vimala Hostel was established along with the residence and L.P School , when the Diocese    started Bharathmatha College.

*The residence was raised to a Convent - Vimala Bhavan Thrikkakara on 29th June 1980.

*Celebrated Golden Jubilee in the New Chapel on 20th February 1966.

*A Technical School was started as a mememorial of Golden Jubilee in 1970.

*Ranimatha English Medium L.P School was started on 31st May 1984 in Pookaranmukku.

*Ranimatha Convent was bifurcated from St.Mary's Convent on 27th January 1985.

*St.Alphonsa stayed in St.Mary's Convent during her treatment in Govt.Hospital, Ernakulam.

*Bl.Mother Theresa visited and stayed in St.Mary's Convent for a month every year for 17  consecutive years in order to construct a convent for Sisters of Charity at SRM Road.

*Sr.Maria Tessy the then Head Mistress of St.Mary's High School had secured the National  Teachers Award in 1987.

*An open Air Auditorium was built up in 1995.

*Celebrated Platinum Jubilee in 1991.

*St.Mary's Higher Secondary School was built up in the School premises and was sanctioned  (Aided) in 2000 with Science, Computer and Commerce batches.