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Good Shephard Convent, Churachandpur



Place : Churachandpur
Parish: Good Shepherd Parish, Churachandpur
Established Year: 1970
Address: Good Shepherd Convent, Phailian Churachandpur P. O, P. b No 40, Manipur
Pin: 795128
Phone: 03874 234267, 09856531096
Email: conventphailien@gmail.com
Description

Inspired by the Gospel values of St. Francis of Assisi and the active love of the poor  in the year 1970 Mother Leo came for the 3rd time with  Sr. Thomas Mary, Sr. Grace, Sr. Louis Tresa, Sr. George Mary, Sr. Rosello, Sr. Gelgani. Sr. Celestin and Sr. Jerome.

 On February 9th, 1970 the second convent was opened in Churachandpur 35k.m away from Sugnu.  Sr. Grace (Superior), Sr. Mary Vellamundayil, Sr. Louis Teresa, Sr. Aloshia, Sr. Celestin Maria, and Sr. Rosello, were welcomed by the people of  Churachandpur to begin a new community there. The sisters lived very close to the people, helping them through education, medicine, family visit, teaching catechism etc.
 
The work in the mission progressed gradually with the help and support of the people and the priests who worked in the center in close collaboration. The sisters teach in the parish school and extend their service effectively to the youth of the district. True to the charism the sisters engage themselves in different activities for the development of women and children.  Rev. Sr Mary Rose took initiative to open Mercy Home, a vocational training and rehabilitation center to care for the women who are drug addicts and prone to the same evil. Seeing the pressing need of the place and in collaboration with the Developmental activities of the Archdiocese of Imphal, Sr. Romily and Sr. Anice are coordinating different training programme for the HIV /AIDS patients. They collaborate with the other NGO's of the district.

A major crisis occurred in 1997 when Ethnic clash broke out between the two major tribes of the Churachandpur district. The sisters  sheltered both groups in the house.  Many people in the neighbor hood died and many left their homes and properties and went else where to save their lives. The district became a war field and no one could walk freely through the road. Finally after many ceasefires an agreement was made and signed by the two tribes concerned on 16th March 1998. In order to educate and care for the orphaned and displaced girl children we opened Good shepherd Home at Phalien. 
 
Good Shepherd Convent and the Good shepherd Home Children and the inmates of Peace Home.


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