Religious (Women)


The Fervent Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (FDSHJ) was founded by Mother Marykutty Puthuparampil FDSHJ on 18 April 1981 at Manacachira, Perunna, in the Archdiocese of Changanacherry, Kerala State, South India under the patronage and guidance of his Eminence Cardinal Antony Padiyara, the Archbishop of Changanacherry. She was given the special Charism by our Lord to spread the devotion to His Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through Family Apostolate, Parish Apostolate and Perpetual Adoration. The Motto of the FDSHJ is ‘’AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM.” (For the Greater Glory of God.)

The Institute of FDSHJ is a Religious Congregation in the Syro-Malabar Church, under the patronage of the Archbishop of Changanacherry and works for the spread the Kingdom of God in any part of the world and under any Rite. It keeps the missionary nature of the institute and thereby to follow the special call of the Founder, to work with universal dimension.

Family Apostolate: The Sisters frequently visits the families to promote, prayer life in the families. They run Nursery Schools and small scale industrial Schools.

Parish Apostolate: The Sisters teach Catechism and give animation to various types of pious associations, which facilitate the catholic life in the Parish.

Perpetual Adoration: For the growth and the success of all its activities FDSHJ conducts perpetual adoration. It helps the Sisters to keep the spirit and charism of the Institute with a continual flow of graces and blessings from above. The Institute is conducting perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in Mother House at Punnaveli, Cathedral Churches of Muvatupuzha and Chanda.

The charism is being actualized also through various other activities like Old Age Homes, Homes for the Mentally and Physically challenged women and other social and charitable activities. Sisters run 3 Old age Homes and they are working in the field of psychiatry and Rehabilitation centres etc.

 Now we have 157 Sisters in 41 Communities working in rural areas of various states of India, especially Assam, Andra, Chattisghat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharastra and Thamilnadu, 4 Sisters are working in Germany under the Diocese of Bamburg, and in the three rites of the global Church spread through about 12 dioceses namely, Adilabad, Bamburg, Chanda Changanacherry, Guwahatti, Jagadalpur, Mandia, Muvattupuzha, Thalasserry, Tiruvalla, Thuckley and Trivandrum.


        Foundress of FDSHJ         : Rev. Mother Marykutty Puthuparampil FDSHJ

        Address                               :  Generalate, Sacred Heart Home,

                                                    Punnavely, Pathanamthitta


        The General Administrative Body

        Mother General               :  Rev. Sr. Rosy Puthuparampil FDSHJ

        Councillors                        : Rev. Sr. Rose Chakkalakunnel FDSHJ

                                                 :  Rev. Sr. Roselin Perumanikeril FDSHJ

                                                 :  Rev. Sr. Maria Vadakkel FDSHJ

                                                 :  Rev. Sr. Ancina Koothotti FDSHJ


1.    Nedumangadu (Estd. 04 October 2010)

        Thruppadam,Pazhakutty P.O., Nedumangad,Trivandrum Dist-695561,


        01.  Rev. Sr.  Elsitta Kochuparampil FDSHJ (Superior)     

        02.  Rev. Sr.  Elsy Koottunkal FDSHJ


2.    Nalanchira (Estd. 13 May 2013)

        Mary Matha ladies Hostel, Mar Ivanios Vidhya Nagar,

        Near Mar gregorios Law College, Nalanchira P.O, Trivandrum.695015


       01.  Rev. Sr. Jessin Cholapallil FDSHJ            

        02.  Rev. Sr. Mariet Thykoottathil  FDSHJ

        03.  Rev. Sr. Roselet Thuruthilchira FDSHJ

        04. Rev. Sr. Lisbet Elapanickal FDSHJ

        05. Rev. Sr. Lissit Assanchira FDSHJ