St. Antony’s Convent, Nanesera

St. Antony’s Convent, Nanesera


North Province

No of Religious : Nil

Franciscan Servants of Mary was invited to serve in Nanesera by the Archbishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Telesphore Toppo, of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in 1992. Having accepted the invitation of the archdiocese, Sr. Mary Pauline, the then Regional Superior visited the place and the O.F.M Fathers. Fr. Alphonse Moras O.F.M. planned for the stay of our sisters. In 1993, Simdega became a separate diocese with Rt. Rev. Joseph Minj as the Bishop.

In 1994 after the visit of Sr. Mary James, the Provincial and negotiating all terms and conditions with the Bishop of Simdega and the Parish Priest – Fr. Thomas Joseph O.F.M, three sisters were sent to the Mission. They were Srs. Anita – Superior, Jocelyn Minj and Prabha Lakra–members of the community. On June 29, 1995 on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul they were officially welcomed by Fr. Cornelius Tirkey the Dean of Tundegi Deanery.use-full and our sisters’ selfless services are remarkable and appreciated. It is also a ‘fuelling station’ for the FSM who travel from north to south and back.

Later on, one acre of land was provided by the people and we built a moderate house with a dispensary attached. On the 17th September, feast of the Stigmata we began our stay in the new incomplete house and continued the ministry in the vi