Germany

I will give you as a light to the nations that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth(Is .49/16)

At the close the mission year we raise our hearts in gratitude to God for we consider it a sign of grace and divine providence that we are able to serve the Lord in the soil of Europe too.  Though our sisters had started our service in one of the hospitals at Wiewsberg in Germany in the year 1970 , we had to withdraw our service there , after 5 years due to certain unfavourable situations .  At that time , Rev. Dr. Henri H.Strub , the then Vicar General of Bamberg diocese took up the responsibility of our sisters and sent them to various places for nursing studies from Wiewsberg.  At present , we have four houses directly under the CMC Generalate and ten houses under various provinces , and our sisters extend their selfless service to the people over there.

The main responsibility of our sisters here , is to serve the elderly people and to prepare them for a peaceful death in the institutions mainly under Caritas and also in the institutions under town or municipality authorities .  The sisters at Laiman,  Angamaly Province and the sisters at Wieblingen from Ernakulam province do service to the sick and the disabled by caring for them in their homes.  All our communities in Germany go for   house visiting and they give necessary spiritual guidance and counseling to the people.  So also our sisters make arrangements for the people to receive the Holy Sacrements and also lead them in prayers and thus help them to grow in faith.  Whenever the elderly people from the institutions or homes where the sisters are working , are admitted in hospitals ,our sisters find time to visit them and thus keep up the relationship with the people.

It was in 1979 , Stift St.Benedect , the first old age home; and St.Josephs Convent had been founded at Nurembrg in Bamberg diocese under the CMC Generalate .  In this institution our sisters are in charge of the various services in all the departments.  In the same year , (1979) Angamaly Province started the convent House Carmel at Laiman ,in Frieburg diocese and Kanjirappilly Province started working with the German sisters at Schwich in Trier diocese .  It is a matter of pride to know that the service of our sisters is very much appreciated by the German sisters even now.

In 1986 , Maria Home was started for Ernakulam province at Weiibling .  It was in 1987 , the Jacous Von Hairck Stift the second old age home and the second convent St.Benedicta Cruce (1988) had been started under the Generalate in Neurnberg.  Our sisters take up various responsibilities and give leadership to the people.  They participate in the Parish activities too as time permits.  The third institution  Chavara Convent  under the Generalate was started in 1995 at Kandern in the diocese of Freiburg .  The convent Queen of Rosary of Pala province was started at Gladback in the diocese of Essen in the year 1966 and one of our sisters is doing full time pastoral work in the diocese.  The Trichur province has a convent at Staufen(1996)  in the diocese of Freiburg and the Sacred Heart Convent of Changanacherry province is at Furth in the diocese of Bamberg .
     
The sisters of Idukki province are working in the convent at Harsewinkel in Munster diocese that had been started by the province of Kothamangalam in the year 1998.  In 2008 , a convent was started at Iphofen in Bamberg  diocese for province of Hazaribag and in 2009 there set up a house at Binde in Osnabruck diocese for the province of Mananthavady and 2010 was the year in which the fourth house under the Generalate was founded at  Worms in the diocese of Mainz.  A few sisters of Kothamangalam province are doing service in the diocese of Essen staying with the Franciscan sisters of Germany.

           
We are glad to say that we have been faithful to our call and have succeeded as witnesses to the Lord by becoming messengers of the good news to all whom we came across and in all the various fields of our apostolate.  We remember with love and gratitude our pioneers who had toiled very hard facing all the hardships of life here , and had gone away to serve in other places.  Dear sisters  , we would like to tell you that we are the beneficiaries of your goodness.  We are also greatful to all our Major Superiors in India and the Ecclesiastical Authorities in Germany.  A special word of  thanks to the Directors of Caritas and the other charitable organizations  of  Germany.   

SL  No.

Name of the Convent

Diocese

Apostolate

Owned by

 No.of  
sisters

Country     


Benedicta a cruce  convent  Nrnberg

Bamberg

 Agedhome

Caritas Nrnberg

           21

       Germany

 2

St.Josephs Convent
Nrnberg

Bamberg

 Agedhome

 Caritas
Nrnberg

16

Germany

3

Herz Jesu Convent  Simonstr

Bamberg

 Agedhome

Caritas Nrnberg

6

Germany

4

Carmel Convent  Gerthengasse Iphofen

Bamberg

 Agedhome

Stadt(Towen)
Iphofen

 5

Germany

5

Chavara Haus  Kandern

Freiburg

Agedhome

Stadt(Towen)
Kandern

 6

Germany

6

St.Felicitas Haus  Staufen

Freiburg

Agedhome

German Sisters

4

Germany

7

Marien Haus
Wieblingen

Freiburg

Homecare

Stadt(Towen)

9

Germany

8

Haus Carmel  Leimen

Freiburg

Homecare

Stadt(Towen)

12

Germany

9

Franziskus  Mutterhaus  Essen

Essen

Agedhome-sisters

German sisters

5

Germany

10

Qeen of Rosary Convent  Gladbeck

Essen

Agedhome

Caritas
Essen

5

Germany


11

     


St.Theresa Convent  Harsewinkel


Mnster


Agedhome


Caritas Paderbonn


5


Germany

12

St.Joseph`s Convent  Trier

Trier

Agedhome

German Sisters

7

Germany

13


Carmel Convent  Wallenhorst

Osnabrck

Agedhome

German Sisters

3

Germany

14

Carmel Convent  Worms

Mainz

Agedhome

Caritas
worms

4

Germany


Total

14






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Service Centres


01

Germany       
 Carmelite Convent(Eparchy of Mainz )
Kammerer  Streat. 22
67547. WORMS,
Germany .
 E. mail.  cmcworms3@googlemail.com


02

Kandern        
Chavara Haus (Freiburg )
Papier Weg 11, 79400 Kandern,Germany
Ph.0049- 7626-6203
Fax.0049-7626-970266


03

Nuremberg   
St. Josephs Convent (Bamburg)
Tauroggen Str. 27
90491- Nuremberg, Germany
 cmc.verein@caritas-neuernberg.de
Ph.0049-911-599763, Fax.0049-911-5806615
 E. mail. st.josef@caritas-neuremberg.de       


04

Nuremberg   
Benedicta De Cruce Convent(Bamburg)
Herbart Str. 42, 90461 Nuremberg , Germany
Ph   -  0049-911-046257596
Fax -  0049-911-46257525
E.mail cmcconvent@yahoo.de       


 


Institutes


01

Germany
 Caritas Altenheim(owned by Caritas Worms)
Berggartenstr. 3
67547 Worms.


02

Kandern
Altenheim (owned by Stadt - Town)
Paierweg 11
79400, Kandern, Germany.


03

Nuremberg
Jacobus von Hauck Stift (Owned by Caritas Nurenberg)
Herbartstr. 42
90461, Nurenberg, Germany.


04

Nuremberg
Stift St.Benedikt (owned by Caritas Nurenberg)
Tauroggenstr.27
90491, Nurenberg.