SOCIETY OF HELPERS OF MARY AT A GLANCE

NAME OF THE CONGREGATION : SOCIETY OF THE HELPERS OF MARY

ABBREVIATION : SHM

FOUNDER : MOTHER ANNA HUBERTA GERTRUDE ROGGENDORF

CO-FOUNDER : FR. JOSEPH NEUNER S.J.

YEAR OF FOUNDATION : 27TH MARCH 1942

PLACE OF ORIGIN : ANDHERI, MUMBAI, INDIA

MOTTO : LIVE FOR LOVE

SUPERIOR GENERAL : SR. PUSPHY ALAPPADAN

ADMINISTRATION

GENERALATE - 28TH MAY 1989

The General Government is the highest bond of unity of the Institute, taking into consideration both levels namely, the spirit of the Institute. The Government of the Institute is guided at various levels, by appropriate authorities that is to say, by Chapters and by President with the Council. This exercise is carried out in a spirit of service and collegiality, in order to help the members in rendering their service to humanity. The President shares her responsibilities with the councilors.

The General Administration for the Congregation of the Society of the Helpers of Mary (SHM) is located at Andheri West, Mumbai, India and also the place of residence of the President and the Council.

The organized frame work of the Congregation of SHM is structured as follows:-

  • The Generalate (President, Council, General Administration)

  • The Provinces (Provincial, Council, Provincial Administration)

  • The Region ( Regional Superior, Council and Regional Administration)

  • The Local communities- Residences and humanitarian works under the jurisdiction of the Province/Region.

Sr. Pushpy Alappadan
SUPERIOR GENERAL

Sr. Leela Sequeira
ASST. SUPERIOR GENERAL

Sr. Naveena Antony
GENERAL COUNCILLOR

Sr. Jacinta Carvalho
GENERAL COUNCILLOR

Sr. Barbara Pallippatt
GENERAL COUNCILLOR

PROVINCES / REGIONS

ST ANNE'S – CENTRAL PROVINCE

EMAIL: 12centralprovince@gmail.com

Provincial Superior & Councilors

Sr. Amrita Jose
PROVINCIAL

Sr. Varsha Marti
VICE PROVINCIAL

Sr. Joanita Dcosta
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Annie Fernandes
COUNCILLOR

ST TERESA – NORTH PROVINCE

EMAIL: snehadeepsociety10@gmail.com

Provincial Superior & Councilors

Sr. Lavina Dsouza
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Meena Carvalho
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Veera Chandra
VICE PROVINCIAL

Sr. Daisy Mulakkal
PROVINCIAL

Sr. Philomena Fernandes
PROVINCIAL

Sr. Rohini D’Costa
VICE PROVINCIAL

Sr. Rani Dasappa
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Sneha Anthony
COUNCILLOR

ST FRANCIS XAVIER – SOUTH PROVINCE

EMAIL: sfxprovince@gmail.com

Provincial Superior & Councilors

AFRICAN REGION

EMAIL: helpmaryaa@gmail.com

Provincial Superior & Councilors

Sr. Emelia Irudayam 
REGIONAL SUPERIOR

Sr. Harshini Renjar
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Juliet Dsilava
COUNCILLOR

Sr. Chitra Chalakudikaran
COUNCILLOR

CHAPTERS

IN 1971

Team:

Prefect Sr. Imelda Dias

Term 1971-1974

Assistant General Sr. Fatima

Councillors Sr. Dharma, Sr. Bernadette & Sr. Nitya(election date 15th June 1971) - Mother Anna Huberta was present.

Held on 15th June 1971

Theme: Nurturing communities and amendment to the Constitution

SR IMELDA DIAS

IN 1974

Prefect Sr. Imelda Dias

Term 1974-1977

Assistant General Sr. Anandlata

Councillors Sr.   , Sr.   & Sr.    (election date 18th August 1974)

Theme –

Held on 18th August 1974

IN 1977
Prefect Sr. Anandlata

IN 1980

General Sr. Anandlata

Assistant General Sr. Zita

Councillors Sr. Jagrani, Dharma & Sr. Indumati(election date 7th June1980)

Term 1980- 1983

Held on 1st - 8th June 1980

The General Assembly discussed on basic aspects of our life and service to the poor and needy.

SR ANANDLATA

1ST GENERAL CHAPTER 1983

General Sr. Leela Sequeira

Term 1983-1989

Assistant General Sr. Asha

Councillors Sr. Fatima, Sr. Karuna  & Sr. Anandlata(election date 4th June 1983)

Held on 30th May to 5th June 1983

Group photo

The Chapter discussed on development and changes as per the signs of the time.

SR LEELA SEQUEIRA

2ND GENERAL CHAPTER 1989

General Sr. Anandlata

Assistant General Sr. Asha

Councillors Sr. Leela, Sr. Rohini & Sr. Indumati (date of election 6th June 1989)

Term 1989- 1995

Held on 28th May to 7th June 1989

3RD GENERAL CHAPTER 1995

General Sr. Asha

Term 1995 - 2001

Assistant General Sr. Rohini D’ Costa

Held on 26th May to 7th June 1995

Councillors Sr. Leela Sequeira, Sr. Dharma & Sr. Seema (election date 6th June 1995)

SR ASHA VAZHAPARMBAN

4TH GENERAL CHAPTER 2001

Theme: Be at the Service of those at the edges of the society.

 

General Sr. Indumati

Term 2001-2007

Assistant General Sr. Vinayalata

Held on 27th May To 6th June 2001

Councillors Sr. Asha, Sr. Shobna & Sr. Seema (election date 6th June 2001)

Held from 27th May to 6th June 2001

SR INDUMATI

5TH GENERAL CHAPTER 2007

General Sr. Leela Sequeira

Term 2007 - 2013

Assistant General Sr. Jagrani

Councillors :  Sr. Priya, Sr. Indumati & Sr. Rohini (Election date 3rd  June 2001)

Held on 19th May to 3rd June 2007

6TH GENERAL CHAPTER 2013

19th May to 3rd June 2013

Superior General : Sr. Stella Devassy

Term 2013 - 2019

Assistant General Sr. Leela Sequeira

Councillors :  Sr. Seema, Sr. Reshmi & Sr. Indumati

(Election date 24th May 2013)

SR STELLA DEVASSY

7TH GENERAL CHAPTER 2019

23rd May to 4th June 2019

Superior General : Sr. Pushpy Alappadan

Term 2019 -2025

Assistant General Sr. Leela Sequeira

Councillors :  Sr. Naveena Antony, Sr. Jacinta Carvalho, Sr. Barbara Pallippatt 

(Election date 24th May 2019)

SR PUSHPY ALAPPADAN

1st PROVINCIAL CHAPTERS

Central Province - Held 29th June to 4th July

Provincial Sr. Annie Fernandes

Councilors Sr. Asha Vazhaparamban & Sr. Smita Carvalho (date of election 4th July 2012)

North Province - Held 26th to 31st July 2012

Provincial Sr. Reena Madapilly

Councillors Sr. Daisy & Sr. Veena Chandra (date of election 31st July 2012)

South Province - Held 10th to 15th August 2012

Provincial Sr. Alphonsa Porathur

Councillors Sr. Philomena Fernandes & Sr. Gladys D’ Souza (15th August 2012)

Name of the Province: St. Francis Xavier

1st PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
NORTH PROVINCE

1st PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
SOUTH PROVINCE

2nd PROVINCIAL CHAPTERS

Central Province -   Held 29th June to 4th July 2015

Provincial Sr. Asha Vazhaparamban

Councilors Sr. Smita Carvalho, Sr. Regina Joseph and Sr. Smruti Parmar

North Province - Held 22nd to 26th July 2015

Provincial Sr. Daisy Mulakkal

Councilors Sr. Maria Michael, Sr. Meena Carvalho and Sr. Shikha Michael

 

South Province - Held 27th to 31st July 2015

Provincial Sr. Rohini D’ Souza

Councilors Sr. Gladys D’Souza, Sr. Naveena Anthony and Sr. Sneha Anthony

SR ROHINI D'SOUZA

SR ASHA VAZHAPARMBAN

SR DAISY MULAKKAL

3rd PROVINCIAL CHAPTERS

Central Province -   Held from 20th – 25th May 2018

Provincial Sr. Amrita Jose

Councilors Sr. Varsha Marti, Joanita DCosta and Annie Fernandes

 

North Province – Held from 9th -13th May 2018

Provincial Sr. Daisy Mulakkal

Councilors Sr. Veena Chandra, Sr. Meena Carvalho and Sr. Lavina Dsouza

South Province – Held from 26th -30th May 2018

Provincial Sr. Philomena Fernandes

Councilors Sr. Rohini Dcosta, Rani Dasappa and Sr. Sneha Antony

SR DAISY MULAKKAL

SR AMRITA JOSE

SR PHILOMENA FERNANDES

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