Bridgettine Services & Counselling
The Bridgettines stepped into Mumbai in March 2001 with three sisters staying in a rented house followed by an own house. Subsequently for reasons of convenience, the home was moved to another location, Vakola in Shivaji Nagar, Santacruz (E) which was blessed on 8th Sept. 2007 by Most Rev. Percival J. Fernandes, Auxiliary Bishop of Mumbai.
The community consists of eight sisters. Daily adoration and the liturgical hours of prayers are the hallmark of the community. The sisters render their services to the small Christian Communities (SCCs) by conducting prayers services, recitation of the rosary, special prayers for the First Holy communicants, Confirmations, and also caring for the sick and the dying.
The convent also has a guest house and rooms for the working women. Guests are received with an ecumenical aim keeping in mind our charism ‘Hospitality with an Ecumenical Aim’. Recently, His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias was in Vakola as main celebrant of a Special Mass on St. Elisabeth Hesselblad’ cannonization by Pope Francis on 5 June 2016. Earlier, on 17 November 2012, when the Sisters of St. Bridget celebrated 75 years of their presence in India, His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias said –
” St. Bridget had a care for the earth, for justice and equality, for peace reconciliation. She is a model for a contemplative life. St. Bridget is one whose life has relevance and gives inspiration even today, especially as we try to face the issues that confront our world. I congratulate all these sisters and cooperators engaged in this apostolate and wish them God’s strength and courage for the future. As I play tribute to you and your Congregation, I’d like to conclude with the words from your very own Congregation Forum Booklet 2007, p.6 – As women of the Gospel, we are called to continue nourishing and developing a spirituality that is true to our heritage, faithful to the revelation of the Divine in Scripture, in the unfolding of creation, in human experience and grounded in the issue of today.”
St. Bridget’s Enclave
105, Shivaji Nagar
Off. J Nehru Road
CSM Road, Santacruz East,
Phone: 022 26691088
Mobile : 9821394367