The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo

Kamba village, Varap post, shahad, Kalyan west,
Thane Dist, Maharashtra, India - 421103


The Congregation of the Sisters of St.Charles Borromeo was founded on September 27, 1684 by Adrien Bresy, parish priest of Wez-Velvain, in the diocese Tournai, Belgium. Poverty, famine, illiteracy, sickness of all kinds was the aftermath of French revolution in 17th century. To give the best primary education to girl children  Fr. Adrien Bresy started a school and was inspired  to constitute the first five  teachers into a religious  congregation.

Our Founder

Fr Adrien Bresy

Fr. Adrien was born at Mons, Belgium on January 29, 1649 of Augustine Bresy and Louise Berthault. He was baptized in the parish church of St. Germaine, Mons, on January 31, 1649. His Godfather was Adrien Lecrec, a lawyer; his godmother was Miss Anna Deprez.

Our Patron

St. Charles Borromeo

Fr. Adrien Bresy, our founder proposed St. Charles Borromeo as Patron of the Congregation as St. Charles’s death centenary was coinciding with the foundation of the Congregation. Laying aside his desire for honour as John the Baptist said, “He must increase, I must decrease” Fr. Adrien chose St. Charles Borromeo the illustrious Cardinal of Milan as the Patron and Protector of the Congregation who had the same ideals and the spirit as his and whom he admired.

Our Charism

The Charism of the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo

To incarnate the Compassionate Love of God for all people, especially the poor and the marginalized through Christian Education in All our ministries.

Spirituality and Formation

We must meditate before, during and after everything we do.The prophet says: "I will pray and then I will understand." This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, is part of our work.


If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God, as much as possible and have no other view or end, in all our actions but the divine honour.

Medico socio pastoral

Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not people will notice that you say one thing but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.
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Our Crest

Faith, Toil, progress

The Commission for Spirituality and Formation (COSAF)

Spirituality and formation is a process of ongoing conversion and transformation. Listening to and contemplation on the word of God will make us heralds of the good news in word and action. What can touch the hearts of people is the transforming presence of God which happens within a community where life with its joys and pains is shared, where songs are sung.

Medico Socio Pastoral

  • To help in uplifting the poor and marginalized families
  • To promote developmental programme through community participation for sustainability.
  • To encourage and guide the disadvantaged rural and urban youth to take up alternative livelihoods.
  • To educate the general public on the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases such as Malaria, T.B, ect.

Mission of Education

  • To educate the marginalized and to enable them to take their rightful place in society
  • To promote Faith formation that leads to holistic integral education.
  • To foster a total development of physical, moral & social integration through value oriented education.
  • To enable every person to become an agent of transformation for the promotion of justice, peace and love in today’s society.

Finance Advisory

  • Stewardship is accountability – let us look at the stewardship from the point of Gospel way of life – which includes a Vision & Mission of our institute.
  • Our accountability should be clear, should be understood by the other, should be relevant and a free flow of information from top to the grass root and vice versa on various levels of the organization


Establishing the reign of God by incarnating the compassionate love of God to all people.


The Charism of the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo is to incarnate the compassion of God for all, especially the poor and marginalised through Christian values in our diverse ministries.

How Can You Help?

To awaken the attentiveness of the young girls to God’s call, to follow Him more closely in the religious life, and to facilitate their free response.