Feb 23

UMI Lay Associates – Gathering


Ursulines of Mary Immaculate Lay Association 

Sacred Heart Province

Meeting of the UMI Lay associates of Karnataka Region was a joyful moment in the History of the Sacred Heart Province. On February 10th 2019 the lay associates of the different communities in Karnataka decided to come together. The lay associates from Chellekere. Bande Bommsandra and Davis road were present. The programme commenced with a short prayer lead by Sr. Edith. Sr. Kusum welcomed the gathering and introduced the purpose of the lay associates and its importance in the Congregation. Sr. Matilda and Sr. Alice shared on the spirituality of the Foundress, the origin of the Lay associates and its vision and mission. The meeting was concluded with a meaningful Eucharist where in father also stressed the purpose of the Lay associations in the Congregations. Everyone expressed that it was a lively and fruitful day and they learnt a lot about our Foundress and the Congregation.



Feb 18

Congratulations and Prayerful wishes ……





Calling me to follow close…… Lest I leave my boats boats behind………

A day of prayer and celebration with our novices in the Provincialate.

Sep 22


congratulations and celebrations !!!

Dec 17


Dec 17

Hostel Day


The hostel experience of Dr. Garima Mohan who is staying in Ursuline girls’ hostel for the past 5 yrs. Time just flies , it feels that I have come yesterday only. It has been a great experience staying in such a peaceful place where one can, not only widen the knowledge or to say, to get a degree and to move away but it is a place where one is helped to achieve a peaceful state of mind and to bring out the best in oneself.

Indian Sage Purandara Dâsa sang – “There exists my divine abode; this earth was never my true home …”  Look at the way our human mind works. But as for me  I feel that I have had the foretaste of my true  home  here in this hostel. I have no doubt that I Have  learned the most  – to flow like a river that neither clings to its banks nor shies away from rocks. Accept each situation as it comes and  to relish  things  that are divine in nature. Whatever I have become today is only because of Srs. Denise and Anila who are  not my wardens but they are  mothers who are vigilant, encouraging always, patient and motivators with exactness. I do feel free to share my struggles and pains, joys and sorrows with them. Their encouraging words are balm to the souls


Dec 17

Provincial Chapter

The sixth Provincial Chapter of the Sacred Heart Province of the Ursulines of Mary Immaculate was held at the Provincialate, 26 Davis Road, Bangalore, India, from 04 to 10 November 2014. It opened a new page in the history of both the Institute and the Province. Having gone through a period of intense preparation through prayer and sacrifices, we are determined to commit ourselves to a life of renewal and transformation in order to be authentic UMIs with the theme: “WITH EYES FIXED ON JESUS CRUCIFIED AND RISEN WE STRIVE TO BUILD A WORLD OF LOVE AND PEACE”.

Sr. Kusum Panthalanickal, the Provincial Superior, formally welcomed Rt. Rev. Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Shimoga, the facilitator, Sr. Berchmans Kuzhimattathil, Vicar General the observer, 28 delegates and two Sisters representing the juniors.  In her welcome address the Provincial said that the Provincial Chapter is a grace-filled moment in the annals of the Province in shaping the destiny of our communities and our Province for the next 6 years.

She further stated that the purpose of the Chapter is to look into the present situation objectively and wake up to the call to respond to the signs of the time and to envision a new way of living as UMIs. Thereafter the Facilitator led the group into recollection with an inspiring reflection on the theme, stressing that it is a call to live as Jesus lived, to love as Jesus loved, and to labour as Jesus laboured. “A world of love and peace’’ is possible. Our world can be changed, humanity can be transformed, if all open themselves to the infinite, unconditional love and mercy of God.

Sr. Kusum in her inaugural address emphasized the importance of being rooted in God to reach out to the suffering humanity of today.  She reminded the delegates of the Chapter that we will not be able to build a world of love and peace without suffering and the cross. In this context we are called to make a difference in the world of today as UMIs. Sr. Kusum Panthalanickal, the Provincial Superior declared the 6th Provincial Chapter open by invoking the  Holy Spirit and the intercession of Mary our Mother and Bl. Brigida our Foundress.