Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (SCV)

SCV, a religious congregation of the Syro-Malabar Church was founded in 1973 at Mananthavady in Kerala, India, as a new branch of four distinct German congregations of Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (1734) of Freiburg, Fulda, Heppenheim, and Paderborn, all of them members of the Vincentian Federation. Each of these institutes had members from the different Syro-Malabar and Syro-Malankara dioceses in India. An agreement to erect a common filial house was reached in a 1973 conference of these four Congregations held at Strasbourg, France. The founding congregations formed an administrative body called the Referat for India Mission which provided governance through a regional superior until the Indian foundation became independent. This institute also belongs to the Vincentian Federation of Germany and became fully independent, with ;ts own superior general, 29 August 1994. The founding congregations thought it better that their sisters work together in India, not in separate German based institutes. (Generalate: Vincentgiri, P.B. No. 4, Mananthavady 670 645; Wayanad Dt., Kerala. India )

Superior General
Sr. Primosa
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