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THE PROVINCES OF THE APOSTOLIC CARMEL CONGREGATION
THE PROVINCES OF THE APOSTOLIC CARMEL CONGREGATION
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Inspired by the life and example of Mother Veronica, the Carmelite sisters reach out to the people, particularly
the youth through education and faith formation in schools, colleges, welfare centres, etc. by employing formal and non-formal techniques.


T H E    W E S T E R N    P R O V I N C E


MAP OF WESTERN PROVINCE
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The Western Province spreads over the vast expanse of India from coastal Goa through Maharashtra, crossing the hot winds of Gujarat, Delhi and Chandigarh to the cooler reaches of Jammu / Kashmir.

Our two new ventures are the opening of a new Mission Station Carmel Jyoti Ashram, in Kheralu, Gujarat to work with the people in an interior village. It’s main purpose is faith formation, upliftment of women, formation of Self Help Groups for women and medical care. The other is in Carmona, a village in Goa mainly for training our Aspirants, programmes for young sisters, Seminars and Retreats for Youth, Parish Catechesis and as a holiday house.

Provincial House: Apostolic Carmel Provincial House,
94, Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai - 400 050
Maharashtra, India
Provincial Superior: Sister M. Vincent A.C.
Total No. of Convents: 25
Total No. of Sisters: 214
Novices: 7
Postulants: 5
Province NewsLetter: Paschim Tarang

Through our Apostolate of Education, we exhibit inestimable value for the all round development of individuals and the future of Society.

           STATISTICS

Degree college (Arts, Science,Commerce and various self-financing courses) 1
Junior Colleges 6
High Schools 15
Primary Schools 16
Pre-Primary Schools 16
Technical Institute 1
National Open Schools 2
Social Service Centres 4
Counselling Centres 1

Education with its focus on the marginalized , concern for the disabled, Aids awareness programmes, family apostolate, and faith formation takes priority in our Institutions. Our sisters also conduct SCC Meetings, Youth Ministry, Prepare Children to receive the Sacraments, Parish Catechism ...

Through our main work of Education we are looking for ways and means to educate the poor, the marginalized and the school drop outs to equip them for a ‘Better Tomorrow’. To carry out this mission we have organized a number of supportive activities. Even in the best of our schools we have children coming from unfavourable backgrounds. We conduct free coaching classes after school hours for children of the neighbourhood Government schools and slow learners of our own schools.

Jivan Sarita Ashram at Mehsana is a social Service Centre for the surrounding village apostolate, service in the Parish and in the care of girls in our boarding house. Ishwardaan and Carmel Seva Mandir are Social Service Centres providing courses in Tailoring, Embroidery, Typewriting, Coaching Classes and Library facilities for the underprivileged children. They also provide instruction in Health and Hygiene and Adult Literacy.

THE WESTERN PROVINCE
Coaching Class for poor children at Ishwardaan, Pune Medical Apostolate in the village of Mehsana Sewing Class at Ishwardaan, Pune Sewing Classes in the village of Mehsana
We teach adults through Adult Literacy Programmes. Celebrating the old and the aged by our visits to cheer and entertain them. In an effort to bring about wholeness in persons we have a Counselling Centre which conducts Sessions for families, children and adults through Professional counselling and Personality Development programmes. In an effort to bring about wholeness in persons we have a Counselling Centre which conducts Sessions for families, children and adults through Professional counselling and Personality Development programmes.
Even in the best of our schools we have children coming from unfavourable
	backgrounds. We conduct free coaching classes
	after school hours for children of the neighbour
	hood Government schools and slow learners of 
	our own schools. A National Open School student interacting
	with the Principal while carrying home the 
	books which have been given to him. Part of the crowd of 500 NIOS students listening
	to the inspiring and encouraging words of the 
	Principal “We are here for you” and to the 
	Vision of Mother Veronica and the Gospel values
	we go by, being expounded to them on the day
	of the Inauguration of NIOS. Teaching and learning from Street Children through our service to them.
Teaching and learning from Street Children through our service to them. Teaching and learning from Street Children through our service to them. We work, play and pray with the Youth while walking with them the journey of life. We work, play and pray with the Youth while walking with them the journey of life.
We work, play and pray with the Youth while walking with them the journey of life.
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Western Province - Information and Photographs updated / added on: 02 July 2007

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