Kripanjali, Padukote - 1 June 1995
Address : Kripanjali
Padukote Post 571189
Via R P Colony,
Telephone : 08222 / 242034
Kripanjali came into existence as early as 1995 when two Sisters Jessy D Souza and Gracilda Dias and Sisters Mariola Picardo and Philomena TV began commuting on daily basis to Padukote and its surrounding villages, while residing at Shanthipura, Muddanahalli. The key objective of the presence of the Sisters at Padukote a rather underdeveloped village is faith formation as well as socio-political uplift of people. In 1995 the Sisters Mariola Picardo and Philomena TV resided in the village in a community hall in view of getting a feel of the situation of people. On June 6, 2008 the community of Sisters who were already residing in the new convent built in 2007 was canonically erected. It was named Kripanjali.
The Sisters involved themselves in pastoral activities such as preparing the people for the reception of the sacraments and leading singing during liturgical activities. The apostolate has been carried on to date. In order to empower the people socio-economically, the Sisters chose the technique of conscientization. Currently they organize training programmes for self-help groups that are formed already; they also organize formal as well as non-formal education activities to children and adults.