Mercy Convent, Palakkad
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MERCY CONVENT, PALAKKAD
Mercy convent is an Annex of Mercy College. When the college was started in 1964, the sister staff who came from St.Mary's College Thrissur, were transferred to Kanikkamatha Convent which was situated in a compound adjacent to the college. When the number of sisters increased in the community, the sisters working in the college were shifted to an old school building in the college campus. This is the beginning of Mercy Convent on 15th October 1972. The sisters are still accommodated in the same old building.
The sisters are involved in teaching in Minor Seminary, writing books and making liturgical hymn books, prayer books, word of god strips and Rosaries.
Mercy is a strong support to the poor and needy around, through regular house visits and small financial helps. The social Education project helps poor students to pursue their studies. Mercy health centre is another social Project of the Convent, which gives free medical care and medicine under the guidance of a doctor, a staff nurse and a nursing assistant, to the poor patients of the locality.