Alphonsa F. C Convent, Arunapuram

Place : Arunapuram
Parish: Arabi
Established Year: 1970
Address: Arunapuram P. O Kottayam (Dt)
Pin: 686574
Phone: 0482 2213691

Alphonsa convent building was constructed with all conveniences with the aim of making it the Generalate of Pala FCC. The Palai Bishop and the people expressed their wish to have a hospital run by sisters at Pala. Accordingly in 1973 a part of the spacious convent building was changed into a small hospital named 'Marian Medical Centre'. As the hospital was growing fast the provincial house was shifted from there and Alphonsa Convent became a house for the sisters who were working in the hospital. Later the whole building was taken for hospital and another building was built for the convent and it was named Alphonsa Convent. As the number of Inpatients and Departments increased the number of sister nurses also increased.

            Now in this convent there are 60 sisters some of whom are working in the various Departments in the hospital and others are retired. Sisters are in-charged of the Nursing School. Then there is 'St. Joseph's Home for the Destitute' where destitute and dying patients looked after well by the sisters. There is a spacious and a beautiful chapel here. Since 2002 there is adoration throughout the day except on Sundays. Sisters are praying in front of the Eucharist for special intentions and specially for those who are seriously ill and undergoing operations and those who have asked for prayers. Many of those who are coming to the hospitals also participate in the adoration, at least for some time. Because of the hard work, service mindedness, trust in God and co-operation and mutual understanding the various activities of the convent, hospital and other institutions are successful.

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