A fifty-nine-year-old nun on February 5 died in a car accident in Thiruvananthapuram in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
Sister Grace Mathew, a member of the Daughters of Mary (DM), was the convent superior at Velloorkonam and Malankara Catholic Association unit animator, according to church sources.
Details about the accident and funeral service are still awaited as of writing this report.
Sister Grace belongs to St. Mary’s Province of the congregation based at Pongummoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala state.
Daughters of Mary is a congregation of religious sisters in the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
It was founded by Monsignor Joseph Kuzhinjalil, a priest of the Archdiocese of Changanassery, with the Paternal blessings of the Servant of God and the Architect of the Reunion Movement Archbishop Mar Ivanios in Syro - Malankara Catholic Church 1938 at Marthandam, Kanyakumari District.
The primary mission of the congregation is to bring Good News to the poor and neglected, concentrating on families for their integrated development.
At present, the nuns have six provinces serving in all the Eparchies of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church and 56 dioceses in different parts of the world.
The Congregation has extended its service to four continents of Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
The Congregation engages in pastoral assistance in different mission stations of the dioceses, full-time evangelization and proclamation of the Word of God, house visiting ministry, conduct educational institutions up to higher secondary level, social service programs, hospitals, institutions for differently able children, mentally challenged and sick, school of nursing, dispensaries, hostels, vocation training centers for women, rehabilitation programs for aged, handicapped, T.B. patients, Leprosy and Orphans.
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