Little Sisters of the Poor in India
At the service of the elderly Poor
BANGALORE PERPETUAL SECOURS
Established on January 27, 1968
Bangalore Perpetual Help Story
Our Home for the Aged on Hosur Road was founded in 1900. It was 68 years later, in 1968 that another Home for the Aged along with a Novitiate for the training of young women to become Little Sisters was inaugurated in Bangalore on Hennur Rd.
In 1964 on Good Shepherd Sunday, the Apostolic Delegate for India, Mgr. Knox visited our Home on Hosur Rd. He showed a lot of interest in our Apostolate and encouraged us to open a Novitiate in Bangalore. Mother Provincial St. Edouard took this as a sign from God and began working out this project. She was able to purchase a piece of land outside the city on Hennur Rd on the 4th September 1964.
It was 4 years later, on January 27th, 1968 when the building was complete that a group of Little Sisters along with some novices inaugurated the part of the Building destined for the Novitiate. Another Section of the building would be used for a Home for the Aged and on that same day, a group of 4 elderly ladies accompanied the Little Sisters and Novices to their new Home. The Novitiate and Home for the Aged was put under the protection of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Home and Novitiate are now knows as Our lady of Perpetual Help Home & Novitiate.
Over the past 50 years the Home and Novitiate has grown. Each year saw the Profession of a group of Novices who had prepared themselves during their two year stay in the Novitiate to become Little Sisters of the Poor.
Divine Providence watches over our Home, as it does over all the Homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor throughout the world. Because of this we are able to care for and make happy and comfortable the elderly people who live in our Home. We can only always say after the example of our Saintly Mother Foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan: “Blessed be God, Thank you my God and Glory be to God” for the daily sustenance of our Home!