Nirmalagiri Convent is a community of the Society of Nirmala Dasi Sisters. It is situated in Mananthavady District, Valad Village, Under Mananthavady Diocese in 20th Ward of Valad. Valad is a small village, 20 kilometers away from Mananthavady town on the way to Thalassery. The convent building is situated in a small hill in the building number 105. Important institution near by is Govt. High School Valad and Roman Catholic Church.
The mother of Immaculate Conception and we chose the feast day on December 8th.
There are 4 sisters as the permanent members in the house.
1. Parish Ministry:
Nirmala Dasi Sister’s Community is a Diocesan Society. We try to find Christ in the less privileged and marginalized in Society. We extend our services to the various parish ministries by availing ourselves for family visits, teaching catechism, conducting awareness Classes for women, and children etc.
2. Nirmala Nursery School:
In the convent premises there is a nursery school under the age of 5.
3. Nirmala Clinic:
A dispensary for the local people who have to go a long distance for a govt. or private hospital for their ointments.
Convent History Starting
On 25th July 2009 at Valad Parish, Society of Nirmala Dasi Sisters started a home for Parish ministry. Valad is totally a remote area, and have no other convents under this parish. Initially we conducted family visits, prayer services etc. We extented our work to lead the faithful to God by teaching Catechism, family visits, conducting seminars, animating youth ministries, organizing prayer meetings etc,.