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Vimala Province

The Ursuline Mission in North India began on 28th June 1953, when Mother Stefania Murelli, the Superior of the Mission, arrived at Kanpur, UP, along with other Sisters. The invitation had come from the Bishop of Allahabad, Rt. Rev. Dr. L. Raymond who had given the Sisters a residence at St. Patrick’s Church compound. The Sisters began their healing ministry in a clinic situated in the heart of the town. Later, in December 1953, two of our Sisters began teaching in the Parish School, “St. Aloysius”.

St. Patrick Convent & School

Mariampur School was the second House (1957), followed by the Mariampur Hospital which was inaugurated in 1961. Thereafter many other convents were opened in various parts of Utter Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh and North East. At the division of the Provinces, Mariampur Convent Kanpur was made the Provincialate of Northern Province. Sr. Francesca Edattel was the first Provincial Superior.

Sr. Francesca Edattel 1st Provincial Superior
1988- 1995
Sr. Elvira Mattappally 2nd Provincial Superior 1995- 2001


In the year 1992 the Provincialate was shifted from Mariampur to Vimal Sadan Lucknow at Kalli Paschim. At present the Provincialate is at Aashiana Lucknow.

Vimal Sadan Provincialate
Sr. Carol Thundathil
4th Provincial  Superior
Sr. Tecla Nellanikatt
3rd Provincial Superior 2001- 2007
Sr. Rupa Panachipuram
4th Provincial Superior 2013- 2019
Sr. Pushpa Jacob 6th Provincial Superior 2019-



The number of Communities kept increasing so fast, that it was found necessary to erect a Vice-Province for better administration and more effective service. The Nirmala Vice-Province was born in 2004, and was raised to a Province in 2010.

Present Provincial Team 2019-2022

Sr. Pushpa Jacob Puthussery Provincial Superior
Sr. Purnima Attarimakkal Vice Provincial
Sr. Ancy Alex Kallanchira Provincial Councillor
Sr.Sonia Varghese Attucherayil Provincial Councillor
Sr. Merrine Jose Thuruthikara Provincial Councillor
Sr. Merrine Jose Thuruthikara Provincial Secretary
Sr. Purnima Attarimakal Provincial treasurer