Christa Raj Convent
Christa Raj Convent, Naganahalli - June 8, 1965
The establishment of the Christa Raj Convent was in 1965 June 8 is a remarkable event in the history of Ursuline Franciscan Congregation.
The Sisters volunteered to work in Naganahalli, an under -developed village which was detected by Fr Peter Penven MEP the French missionary. Fr. Michael, the then Parish Priest of Hunsur having witnessed the unassuming service of the Ursuline’s elsewhere in Mysuru, felt the need to invite them to illuminate the shadows of the existence of the people. To reach Naganahalli it was an adventure. The Sisters arrived in a bullock cart. They were given warm welcome. The Sister’s determined to face the situation of unhygienic water, kerosine lamps, ragi as staple food and lack of safety in their thatched hut. They faced very tough time during rainy season having lots of insects in a hut.
The Sisters have been putting maximum efforts into health ministry throughout the course of their life at Naganahalli. The hospital is visited by the doctors from St. Mary’s Health Center H.D. Kote. The Sisters are also working in the diocesan school and actively involved in the pastoral apostolate.