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» The Sisters of the Holy Spirit elected the General Council Team on 21st May 2016. Sr. Alphy Elanjikal became the General Superior.

» Karuna Sadan Center celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 28 an 29th November 2017

» Lokmangal Celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 24th and 25th January 2017

» The Golden Jubilee of the Religious Commitment of Sr. Edith , Sr. Viola, Sr. Thomasia, Sr. Alphonsa and Sr. Gregoria will be celebrated on 10th may 2017 at Shantidham Convent Chunangamveli, Kerala.

» Provincial Chapter was held from 10th to 17th January 2017 and a New Provincial Team has been elected.
Sr. Seena Chakkalakal - Provincial
Sr. Liza Nechikattu - Vice - Provincial
Sr. Gracy Eddapulavan - Councilor
Sr. Lucy Melukkunnel - Councilor
Sr. Rosline Kureeckal - Councilor

» Province Education Core Team meeting was held at Dilasagram Convent, Ballarpur on 18th & 19th April, 2015.

» Education Administrative Personnel’s meeting was held at Dilasagram Convent Ballarpur from 20th to 24th April, 2015.

» Province Health Ministry meeting, was held from 14th & 15th October 2015 at Dilasagram Convent, Ballarpur.

» Province organized a Junior Senior sister’s gathering and retreat from 18th to 25th October 2015, at Holy Spirit Povincialate, Pune.

» Province Formatter’s meeting was held on 7th & 8th of November 2015, at Holy Spirit Povincialate, Pune.

» Dilasagram Convent School, Ballarpur hosted the XVIII Chanda Live- In Pogramme organized by the Catholic School Association of Chanda Diocese from 15th to 17th November 2015.

» The meeting and retreat of Superiors and Heads of the institutions was held from 9th to 17th November 2015, at Holy Spirit Povincialate, Pune.

» The Province Educational personnel’s meeting will be held from 27th December 2015 to 1st January 2016 at Holy Spirit Convent, Pothanappalli, S. Kota, A.P.

» Social ministry meeting will be held from 16th to 18th January 2016 in Holy Spirit Provincialate, Pune.

» General Chapter delegates meeting will be held from 28th to 30th January 2016, Holy Spirit Provincialate , Pune.


Sisters of the Holy Spirit (S.H.Sp) was founded in Koblenz Germany on 4th June 1857 by Mother Irmina Hoelscher. It extended it mission activities to India in 1973. Gradually the Congregation opened many centres in different parts of the country. We contribute to the mission of the church through various ministries like Education, Health care, Social work and Pastoral works.

Superior General

"The Spirit blows where it wills…."

As a member of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit Congregation, when I look at our history over the past years and my personal life- journey, I can only confirm this statement by the Apostle John, "The Spirit blows where it wills…." This is what happened in the life of our mother Irmina and her companions.

Jesus is our Model and constant Guide for us to lead such a life led by the Holy Spirit. Only then we can live our call as Sisters of the Holy Spirit and witness to our Charism: "To be and build up dynamic Communities in the Holy Spirit where ever we are". We like to live in a vibrant and Spirit filled Community. It is a beautiful concept but challenging, to live with different cultures and languages together to fulfill our "Mission" today."The only language that all people understand is the language of love." Jesus said, "I have come that you might have life, life in abundance!" (John 10:10).

I am convinced that we, The Sisters of the Holy Spirit, as a small congregation with our Charism in the world today have a very important mission to fulfill - To work as "Bridge-builders" where we are. We are called to work towards unity in diversity.


Welcome to our website!

I thank you for viewing our website which tells something about our Congregation, 'Sisters of the Holy Spirit'. Our Foundress Mother Irmina Hoelscher had a vision to build up a world of equal justice, freedom and possibilities especially for the women and children. Through the past 157 years of our service we committed to live this vision by taking daring steps to respond to the need of the hour. We aim to make a difference through our presence and service. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of God" (Gandhi). In this era of technological progress the entire world is knit together through means of communication. We share a common concern for the world. I wish all the readers and my sisters that you become an agent of good news, agent of progress and a catalyst of transformation and bring God's reign on earth. "Religious men & women need to be prophetic, capable of waking up the world..........., who have something to say to the world today" (Pope Francis).