Deepanjali, Alanahalli - June 25, 1997
The Ursuline Franciscan Congregation was considering acquiring a prayer house of its own. Subsequently on June 25, 1997 the General Administration bought a plot of land at Alanahalli with an existing building that operated as a hostel for girls until then. Alanahalli is a village in Mysuru Taluk. It belongs to Mysuru Division. It is located eight Kms towards the west of District Headquarters of Mysuru. The Existing structure required certain alteration to make it suitable for the Sisters to reside in it and the fulfillment of the purpose of the prayer house.
It was named Deepanjali, meaning “offering of light” The name of the Convent receives confirmation in the chosen patron saint of the Convent St Clare meaning “brightness”. Deepanjali is meant to radiate the light of Christ to those coming into it and those living around it by way of making itself available as a house of prayer.
This house makes little difference than the other Communities. Since its origin as a prayer house the prayerful atmosphere is maintained by the members of the community all through.
The prayer house ‘Deepanjali’ is handed over to the administration of Mysuru Province in the year 2007. Keeping up its identity activities such as retreats for Sisters, Juniorates, and renewal programmes are being held. Besides, Sisters are engaged in pastoral activities, prison ministry and study.