Society of Nirmala Dasi Sisters (SNDS) is a small religious community, Which is founded by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kundukulam (late) first Archbishop of Thrissur, Kerala, in 1971. It was at Pullazhy St. Christina’s Home, a Home for unwed mothers and their children we started our work. Pullazhy is a small village 6 kilometers west to Thrissur tow. Considering the need of the people of the locality the Sisters of the society is started to serve the needy with an open hand without any restriction other than a deserving human being! The Society was raised to Major Archiepiscopal Status by His Beatitude Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil on Dec. 8, 2006.
Mother Mary Immaculate is our heavenly Patroness. Our patroness Feast is on December 8th.
Motto of the Society:
The motto of this Society is “Yes Lord, Here I am.” The prime insight of our Mission is to serve Christ in the most abandoned section of the society, poor, the sick and the destitute without any discrimination of caste creed language or religion.
260 professed sisters spread out in different states of India, and abroad, including the desert of Kenya (Africa), and in a village of Hungary. We are working in 48 communities under 15 Dioceses.
The sisters are working in Kerala under the diocese’s of Thrissur, Palakkad, Thamarssery and Irinjalakuda, in Andhra Pradesh, in Maharashtra, in Africa and in Hungary. We have only 11 service centers in and out of the country for the neglected and downtrodden of the community as our own except three formation Centers and a general House.
Society of Nirmala Dasi Sisters is a community which undertakes most needed humanitarian services in the diocese as per the directions of the Local Ordinaries. Our mission is centered on the service of the destitute babies, unwed mothers, lepers, mentally and physically challenged persons, persons living with HIV/AIDS, drug addicts, aged people, slum dwellers and mentally ill people. We try to find Christ in the less privileged and marginalized in the society. Apart from this, we also extend our services to various parish ministries by availing ourselves for family visits, Teaching Catechism, Awareness Classes for women and children etc. Our main source of income is the financial support we receive from our well wishers and donor agencies. '