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Jaya Matha Province Palai- Institutions

Hospitals No Name and place 1 Carmel Medical Center, Kizhathadiyoor. 2 Carmel Medical Centre (PALA), Pala. 3 Rani Giri Hospital (PALA), Thudanganad. Teachers Training Institutes No Name and place 1 St. Joseph’s Teacher’s Training School, Mutholy. Rehabilitation Centre No Name and place 1 Santhinilayam, Anthinad. Higher Secondary Schools No Name and place 1 Chavara Higher […]

History of the Province

Jayamatha Province, Pala traces its origin back to the bifurcation of Changanacherry diocese and the erection of the new diocese of Palai in 1950. Due to this division, our convents within the territory of Pala diocese were brought under a new unit on 8th April 1952. With immense pleasure we could say that the first daughter of the Koonamavu convent was at Mutholy (1888) in Pala. The headquarters of the province, Holy Family convent was erected in 1957 and the Novitiate house, Karoor were established in 1958.


Inspired by the intuition and insight of the founding fathers, the sisters at Mutholy were keenly interested in imparting education to women and children. Even before the opening of the convent the aspirants to religious life were trained as teachers and a school and boarding were started in the year 1886. It was mainly for […]