SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH OF TARBES
In the year 1843, God gave six young peasant girls of Cantaous in France,
an experience of His Trinitarian communion. Each of the girls discerned it,
relished this experience and were spontaneously drawn to share it with one
another in simple faith. Under the direction of Fr. Bazerque, their parish priest,
and the support of their parents, they began to live in community with the motto
– “TO BE FOR GOD ALONE.”
The spirit continued to move them to share this experience with others around
them by service. This was revealed by the call of the milieu to serve in the
education of girls and caring for the sick. Eventually other girls joined them.
The calls to countries outside France came during the years that followed.
They responded to their calls, placing their entire trust in the providence of
God, who had led them to go and proclaim the Good News and share their Charism. This missionary orientation of the Institute was visible from very beginning. The Institute began to spread far and wide from France to India, Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, England, Kenya, Mexico, Austria, Brazil, Uganda, Spain, Congo, Djibouti, and U.S.A. The Sisters came to India in 1882.
Our SJT Charism
Rooted in love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are called together, to be for God and to be for other, to live and build communion in our communities and in the world.
Society of Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes Malwani
The SJT presence in Malwani began in the year 1998. There are three members in this community. Two sisters teach in St. Anthony’s High school and another sister is in charge of the socio medical centre of St. Anthony’s parish. They are also involved in the pastoral care of the parish.
St. Anthony’s Socio Medical Centre
The parish had opened Socio Medical Centre in 1998 to help the sick and the poor of the place. They needed a nurse to run the Medical Centre. Fr. Peter D’Mello the parish priest of St. Anthony’s church requested Sisters take up this mission.
The different medical services are rendered by regular visits of these doctors:-
Dr. Prakash U. Tiwari (Dh.M.S.C.C. MP (MUHS) physician)
Every Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Aubyne Savio Fernandes (Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist)
Every Monday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Hazelyn Pereira (MBBS D.D.V.L. Consultant dermatologist and trichologist)
Every Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
At present the socio medico Centre is providing physiotherapy, sewing classes and laboratory facilities.
Morning: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Evening: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Centre remains closed on Thursday morning
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Asha – Kiran Balwadi Malwani
The SJT sisters also manages “Asha Kiran Balwadi” for the children of age groups between 3-5 years from 9.30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. These children are provided with mid-day meals by one of the families of our parish. Along with regular teaching they also enjoy other activities and games daily. We appreciate the team of Ms. Betty, Ms. Caroline, Mrs. Shalini and Mrs. Agnes for their constant endeavour to educate these children.