About Society of the Sisters of the Cross, Kolhapur

Our six pioneers filled with zeal came to India from France in the year 1886. Living together in international communities sharing the richness of various cultures and getting involved in the concerns of the people in India we strive to become a sign of the reign of God.

We are present in sixteen states of India. Northern states are Delhi and Punjab, Central states are Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, North eastern states are west Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, South west states are Maharashtra and Goa and Southern states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala .

The Province of Pune was born on 17th June 1990. We through various ministries educate the people both through formal and non-formal education. We conduct various training programmes to empower the tribals, dalits, women and other backward people in remote villages of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross came into existence in the year 1838, at Chavanod, a little village of Savoie in the South East of France. Fr. Peter Mermier who was moved by the poverty and illiteracy that prevailed among the poor, due to the socio economic and political conditions created by the French Revolution (1789-1797) envisaged a new type of Congregation which would permit poor young girls to live consecrated life in the midst of the world.

Fr. Peter Mermier

Mother Claudine Echernier

At this time, there lived in Chavanod, in the service of the presbytery a pious energetic and devoted Claudine Echernier. She was born on 29th May 1801. Being born in a poor peasant family she grew rich in faith and love of God and hence collaborated with Father Peter Mermier in the work of uplifting the poor young girls of the Society. We are present in 15 countries world over and 8 provinces in India.

We the Sisters of the Cross strive on to fulfill her vision "To make the good God known and loved." In creative fidelity, we work for the cause of humanity especially for the women and the poor, in solidarity with those who promote peace, justice and reconciliation. Thus we enable people to recognize and receive God's love in its fullness.

OUR GOAL : To reveal to all the merciful love of the Father and the liberating power of the paschal mystery, through the main ministries such as education of children, holistic health, social action, pastoral, youth and family apostolate.



PRESIDENT

Name : Sr. Caroline Fernandes

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Julian Fernandes

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: ACDPF3889R

Occupation: Educational/Social

Contact details: Sisters of the Cross,
38 Sassoon Road, Pune - 411001, Maharashtra.

Residential Address: Sisters of the Cross, 38 Sassoon Road, Pune -411001, Maharashtra.

E-Mail:crozan9@gmail.com

Landline No: 020-26163326

Mobile No: 9637373902

VICE- PRESIDENT

Name : Sr. Lourdes Remedios

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Allan Remedios

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: ADCPR4388M

Occupation: Educational

Contact details: Holy Cross Convent, Near Head Post Office, Kolhapur- 416 003, Maharashtra.

Residential Address: Holy Cross convent, Near Head Post Office, Kolhapur-416 003, Maharashtra.

E-Mail:lourdesremedios@hotmail.com

Landline No: 0231-2656570

Mobile No: 9860969229

SECRETARY

Name : Sr. Jenifer Ferrao

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Cajetan Ferrao

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: AACPF8383K

Occupation: Teaching

Contact details: Holy Cross Ashram, B. No.12, Cantonment Aurangabad, 431002 Maharashtra

Residential Address: Holy Cross Ashram, B. No.12, Cantonment Aurangabad-431 002, Maharashtra

E-Mail:jenrose626@yahoo.co.in

Landline No: 0240-2370629

Mobile No: 9850451147

TREASURER

Name : Sr. Nora Soares

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Venceslau Soares

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: AEQPS0822L

Occupation: Educational/Social

Contact details: Sisters of the Cross,
38 Sassoon Road, Pune - 411001, Maharashtra.

Residential Address: Sisters of the Cross, 38 Sassoon Road, Pune -411001, Maharashtra.

E-Mail:soaresnora@gmail.com

Landline No: 020-26162075

Mobile No: 9833759867

MEMBER

Name : Sr. Gertrude Vaz

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Piedade Nacimento vaz

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: AHBPV2103R

Occupation: Educational / Social

Contact details: Sisters of the Cross, Hari Ratan Society, D-2/5, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon West,
Mumbai - 400 104 Maharashtra

Residential Address: Sisters of the Cross, Hari Ratan Society, D-2/5, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon West, Mumbai - 400 104 Maharashtra

E-Mail:gertrude.vaz@gmail.com

Landline No: 022-28767459

Mobile No: 8108943183

MEMBER

Name : Sr. Emily Jacob

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Jacob

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: AONPJ5507N

Occupation: Nursing

Contact details: Sisters of the Cross,
Ishpremalaya Nirukhewadi,
Sawantwadi Dist- Sindhudurg- 416510 M.S.

Residential Address: Sisters of the Cross,
Ishpremalaya Nirukhewadi,
Sawantwadi Dist- Sindhudurg- 416510 M.S.

E-Mail:emilyscc@gmail.com

Landline No: 0236-3275605

Mobile No: 8857089568

MEMBER

Name : Sr. Lizzie George

Name of the Father/ Husband:
Mr. Mani George

Nationality: Indian

Pan Number: AOZPG6450M

Occupation: Educational/ Social

Contact details: Holy Cross Convent, 'K' Villa, Thane- 400 601, Maharashtra

Residential Address: Holy Cross Convent, 'K' Villa, Thane- 400 601, Maharashtra

E-Mail:lizziegeroge9@gmail.com

Landline No: 022-25345311

Mobile No: 9881497114

FCRA Account

FC Registration Number 083860030

Name : Society of the Sisters of the Cross, Kolhapur

Address:
Canara Bank, Pune Camp 11, Red Cross Building M.G. Road, Pune – 411 001 Maharashtra

Account No: 0316101031447

MICR Code: 411015003

IFSC Code: CNRB0000316

Bank Code: 0316

Residential Address: Holy Cross Convent, 'K' Villa, Thane- 400 601, Maharashtra

Swift Code: CNRBINBBPFD

About Holy Cross Vikas Kendra

Holy Cross Vikas Kendra was founded in the year 1970 in order to serve the poor and the marginalized.

TYPE OF WORKS:
  • Tailoring Center
  • Income Generating Programs
  • Vocational Training
  • Strengthening of Self Help Groups (S.H.Gs.)
  • Village visits, animation and supervision.
  • Awareness Programs: Health Awareness, Awareness on Government Schemes, Awareness on environment, encouraging installing biogas.
  • Linking S.H.G.s to the Bank.
  • Livelihood programs: Goat Rearing, Poultry, Small Scale Business.

One of the many beneficiaries spoke thus:

Shantabai : She is working at our centre for last 35 years.
She says, "Because of Holy Cross Center I am able to get my daily wages. I have two children .After the loss of my husband I was the only bread winner of my house. I was able to look after my children well."

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