The Sisters of
St Charles of Borromeo
Faith, Toil, Progress
Varap post, shahad
Kalyan west,Thane Dist
Maharashtra state – 421 103
The day destined by the Lord, to begin Gods work at Yelagiri Hills according to God’s Plan dawned with the invitation of Rev.Fr.Francis GUEZOU, SDB, a French missionary who wanted to develop this hill station.
He was a man gifted with fearless nature, tireless work, creative mind, humorous disposition, innovative ideas and personal holiness. He was looking for the Congregation who will fulfill his dreams cooperating with his work. And finally through his friend Fr.Menezes who was a parish priest of Jolarpet at that time, contacted the Sisters of St.Charles Borromeo. Our Provincial Sr.Christine TONNEAU a courageous Belgian Missionary came to see the place. They met at the foot of the hill and she accepted the call for help immediately in 1968. She never talked about money or other conditions. Here we are today and have gloriously celebrated on March 23, 2019 the golden year on this Hill.
Yelagiri, was then a village of the people of tribal origin, illiterate and ignorant of many things. Sisters visited the houses and identified themselves with the culture of the people. They listened to the women who were at home. The children were given education through the evening classes The sisters of St.Charles were able to open new avenues of apostolic activities, all for the cause of the tribal.