December 8th, 1966
St. Bridget’s Covent, Pallavara, Chennai, was started by Late Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore – Rev. Dr. R. Arulappa. His Grace had earlier invited the Bridgettines to carry on the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the little chapel adjoining the convent. It was a day of rejoicing for the entire parish, as just a year earlier the Cloistered Carmelite Sisters had vacated the place.

Beginnings are always hard and the first group of ten sisters depended entirely on the Archdiocese for their maintenance. This continued for a space of seven long years when the diocese decided to construct a hostel for the working girls to enable the sisters to run it and thus maintain themselves. The chapel is quite spacious where the sisters carry on their prayers without interruption. Parishioners visit the chapel daily, interceding for themselves for their families and the whole world at large. A Tailoring training centre is being run for the poor girls and women of the locality. The sisters in addition, carry on the church apostolate and maintain the church Sanctuary. They undertake Catechism classes for the adults and children, and prepare adults for the Sacrament of marriage. They are closely involved in the parish activities and help the poor whenever help is needed.