Holy Angel’s, Shahjahanpur
No of Religious : Nil
The FSM wished to spread out in different parts of India and God provided an opportunity. Rev. Bishop Antony Fernandes of Bareilly Diocese warmly invited us to his Mission to open a school in view of providing education in English medium in a rural area.
As the number of sisters and needs were growing the Province felt the need of having an Institution of its own to support it financially. Having visited the places and the land we decided to pitch our tent in Shahjahanpur – in the village of Chinnoor. On June 29, 1996 Sr. Andrea the animator, Srs. Asha and Rashmi started this new mission in a rented house.
The Bishop gave us a piece of land and the Province bought some. The Lord was gracious to us; within a short time the convent and one of the wings of the school were built. Thus, on November 28, 1998 the ‘Holy Angels’ Convent’ came into existence.
The hard work of the Sisters, Priests, and others bore fruit when the school got recognition from the government, up to X Std. It has been producing good results and is a boon to the surrounding locality.
From 2009, we started class eleven. The sisters are also involved in pastoral activities and non-formal education.
The sisters march ahead like flowers in a barren valley with the guiding light of faith, the transforming power of hope and the life-giving warmth of love.