The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo

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

Bangalore, Geddalahalli

Adrian Nivas St. Charles Covent Geddalahalli, Bangalore.

Adrian Nivas St. Charles Covent was started in 16/12/1994. Western province purchased a farm house from the late Mr.Arthur D’Cunha after the sale of Villa Borromeo on Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore. It is located on the main Hennur Road, Geddalahalli in Bangalore. The Building was constructed in the year 1985 By Arther D’Cunha. 
It is a farm house. Most of the people living around are small farmers, vegetable vendors, petty traders and poor people. This house was blessed by Fr.Martin Cushnan, C.S.SR on December 16.1994.Sr.Lydia and Sr. Sabina Lobo were the pioneers.

This house would serve as an asset for the congregation in India, by providing a place for prayer, study and quiet reflection. Most of the student sisters have benefited by staying at Adrian Nivas to prepare for the competitive examinations. The candidates of the western Province have also resided here.

Sisters have taken keen interest in visiting the families, creating an awareness of the purpose of life among them as well as for the education of their children. irrespective of caste creed or class. In initial stage Sr.Alpohonsa Gonsalves with help of Sr. Mary Thomas generated the funds and built two houses and repaired eight houses of the poor local people. In 2004 -2005 , Sr. Regina Rodrigues and Sr.Laetitia continued the mission and started A small-scale  industry of manufacturing  incense sticks.  About 14 women were employed and at the end of the year it was closed down. In the year 2005-2006 this house served as the extension of the Novitiate for the 2nd year novices for one year.

It was due to the increase in the Number of Novices.  As the novitiate was shifted to Thirupathur and Sr. Joys followed them. Sr. Camila took charge of the community in May 2006. She together with Sr.Zita and Sr. Angeline D’souza started a hostel for college girls and working women. Later on 16th July 2010 sisters constructed two small rooms and started ‘Day care’ and Play School. Rev. Fr.Viswam blessed these rooms and Rev.Sr Janet D’Souza Our provincial cut the ribbon and inaugurated and few years later this was stopped.

According to the guidelines of the provincial chapter, last year we started Foster home for school going children on17th May 2018. Siblings below ten years, who are destitute or orphan or of single parent are the beneficiaries of our foster home. It is a net working Programme with Dream India.

We got 16 children to take care. It was inaugurated by Rev.Fr Edward and Rev.Sr Wilma our Provincial.