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.
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.
Holy Cross Vikas Kendra was founded in the year 1970 in order to serve the poor and the marginalized.TYPE OF WORKS:
One of the many beneficiaries spoke thus:Shantabai : She is working at our centre for last 35 years.