About the Congregation

Until the 19th century there was no organized from of charitable services in Kerala to care for the poor and the destitute, aged and infirm, unwanted and downtrodden fellow men abandoned in the streets or uncared for at home. Deeply moved by Jesus words "as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it tome" ( Mt.25:40) Rev. Fr. Varghese Payyappilly a zealous and devoted priest from Ernakulam diocese came forward with the idea of founding a congregation to continue Christ's redemptive mission among the poor. Through a providential coincidence, five ladies from Kizhakkambalam approached His Grace Mar Augustine Kandathil, the late Archbishop of Ernakulam, with the desire of leading religious life in a new congregation serving the poor and the destitute. With these young ladies as pioneers the congregation was founded on St. Joseph's Mount at Chunangamvely, Aluva, Kerala, ...

SD Principles of Life

Our Identity

We, the Sisters of the Destitute are specially called, set apart and sent to configure with Christ the Compassionate and the Destitute who became obedient unto death on the cross and thus enter into the Trinitarian communion of love, by living as a communit ...

Our Committment

We commit ourselves with a single-minded irrevocable and firm determination to strive towards these goal. Hence we free ourselves from all that prevent us from living the perfect configuration with Christ and  manifesting His inner attitudes in the commun ...

Our Goal

It is our goal to participate in the Trinitarian love and give greater glory to God by constantly becoming a holocaust through our configuration with Christ the Compassionate and the Destitute who became obedient unto death and leading the humanity, especially ...

Our Motto

"As you did it to one of the least of these my bretheren, you did it to me" ( Mt. 25:40) ...

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Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. - Pope Francis
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.- Pope Francis

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