May 7th, 1962
KALAMASSERY – 7th May 1962 was a day of great joy and exaltation for the Bridgettines in India. The third Bridgettine community was formed in South India. It was the long standing desire of venerable Archbishop Joseph Attipetty of Verapuzha diocese to have a religious community, praying continuously for the diocese and him. It was certain that the little chapel of the sisters’ convent would turn out to be a “power house of prayer” for the whole diocese and the surrounding people.

In June 1962 His Grace Apostolic Nuncio, Most Rev. Dr. James Robert Knox and Archbishop Joseph Attipetty admidst priests, religious heads and people, witnessed the ceremony of the laying of the ‘corner stone’ for the new St. Pius X Church, and ‘St. Bridget’s Covent.

The official inauguration of the new church and the new convent was in 1963. The sisters are committed to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and chanting of the Divine Office and took up the ministry of teaching catechism for the children of the perish. They also took up the task of instructing and preparing the children for their First Holy Communion.

A play school for tiny tots was started in 1966 and a hostel in 1967 for young ladies who were working, which helped as an additional source of income. In September 1974 the children’s boarding was started. Sisters are also involved in tailoring and computer training for the less privileged women of the vicinity.