Amardeep Convent, Varanasi
No of Religious : Nil
The Mission which was growing felt the need of having local vocations in order to strengthen and extend itself. As a result of the recruiting expeditions of our Sisters to Chota Nagpur a few candidates knocked at our door asking to be received into our Institute.
It was in 1979 that a house was taken for rent at Mauvaya close to Varanasi, to house our first aspirants under the care of Sr. Kiran and Srs. Nirmala and Lata as members of the community.
In 1980, we shifted our house to another rented house called Jhun Jhuni Kunj in Sarnath. In 1983, once again we shifted to one of the diocesan buildings at Bhojubhir. Meanwhile, at Sarang Talab, the future ‘Amardeep’ was under construction.
The Exodus ended in 1984 when we reached our Promised Land. On August 11, the feast of St. Clare, the house was blessed by Most Rev. Bishop Patrick D’Souza and inaugurated by Sr. Mary Pauline, the then Regional superior. The house was dedicated to St. Clare and named as ‘Amardeep’. – The immortal light. Srs. Mary James as Superior, Prabha, Elsy Mathew along with the four candidates Jocelyn (Jacintha) Minj, Shanthi Kujur, Jancy Robert and Leema Joseph (Laly) were the beginners.
The sisters of Amardeep community are fully engaged in developmental activities.