Sr. Lissy Chacko was elected Province Leader of the Province of South West India on 27 October 2020 at the Province Chapter held in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India. Her mandate commenced on the 21 November 2020.
Lissy was born on the 17 May 1968. She made her First Profession on 29 May 1989 and Perpetual Profession on 30 May 1994. She has a Diploma in Social Work, a B.A. in Sociology, Political Science & History and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Law. (LLB & LLM) Lissy has many years of ministry experience in the areas of Community Development, programs in Rural Communities, and working with distressed women in a Short-Stay Home.
Through ministry in many organisations, Lissy has worked towards restoration of rights for women and families. She also coordinated meetings and retreats on campus at the Good Shepherd Convent. Over the years, Lissy has held leadership roles at community, sector, province, and regional levels, and attended various leadership meetings and training programs arranged at the Asia Pacific and Congregational levels. Lissy represented CHALICE in Canada for the Annual Symposium for the government on gender equality.
At its first meeting, held via zoom on 3 March 2021, the new APC expressed appreciation for the strength of the previous leadership in areas such as networking, collaboration, sharing of resources and capacity building of mission partners
The Province of SW India held its Province Chapter between 25th to 29th October 2020. Sister Lissy Chacko was elected as Province Leader and her mandate commenced on 21 November 2020
Sister Gracy Thomas is the local Leader of St Martha's Hospital Community, in SW India. She describes visiting a small very marginalised community on the outskirts of Bangalore and a meaningful encounter
Sister Shanty Chacko is Nursing Superintendent (Director of Nursing Services) at St Martha's Hospital. She describes an unforgettable evening with a COVID-19 patient and her loved ones
The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. Read about the role of sisters in the communities of SW India
Sister Gracy Thomas, the local leader of the St. Martha’s Hospital community in Bangalore, chronicles the journey that the stakeholders of this healthcare ministry are travelling during COVID-19
Since 1886 the Good Shepherd Sisters in India have conducted St Martha's Hospital. This compelling article describes 'A Journey from Plague 1897 to COVID-19 2020'
Read the compelling story of how Sister Therese Meera's belief in the power of Truth and a network of skilled people eventually won reprieve from the death penalty for four men - in Tamil Nadu State, India
Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region
The Love-In-Action Group of lay Mission Partners at St Martha's Hospital Bengaluru India raises funds to provide health services for people living in poverty