Sisters of Mercy of Holy Cross

Holy Cross Convent, Mananthavady

Purpose:
To uplift the tribals, to care for the sick and pastoral work. To have  some asset in the province by means of land.

Socio-cultural background:
Holy Cross Convent Mananthavady is located in Mananthavady diocese in Wayanad district of Kerala. Mostly all are farmers who are very hard working. The people of all faiths live together in harmony. There are also tribes such as Pniyas and Kurichiyas living there.

Community and the apostolate:

Apostolate: Farm, Education (Pre-Primary), Pastoral Work        

The community consists of three members. The sisters run nursery. They accommodate mentally retarded girls who study in nearby institution run by Malabar Missionary Brothers. They take care of the farm and garden. They are also involved in faith formation, family visits and SCC meetings.