Our Institutions

On 2nd February 1962, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary arrived to Shirva. Msg. Hilary Gonsalves and the people extend a warm welcome to them. Since the convent building was not ready these pioneers were put up in a rented house.

The parish priest of Pernal saw the difficulties under which the sisters were living; in the rented house and he offered a place in Pernal. Permission was granted to two sisters to go daily from Shirva to work there. Mission flourished in Pernal and several sisters were commuting daily to self them, the local council decided that it would be more Economical to move to pernal and establish their convent there. After obtaining the necessary permission the community transferred to Pernal in 1965. The sisters engaged in the Shirva School and workroom commuted daily.

The land, which was promised to the Sisters was given to them, and the Convent of Our Lady’s Nativity was built in 1968. The permission for the canonical erection of the Covent had been obtained in 1965, from Bishop Basil S. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore.