Mr & Mrs Pedenkar
The Community of Sawantwadi
Joy of giving
The Home for the Aged
Most Rev. Dr. Allwyn Anthony Fernandes Barreto, the Bishop of Sindhudurg Diocese invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to establish a Home for the Aged, for the poor and abandoned elderly. This Home in Sawantwadi was gifted to the Little Sisters of the Poor by Mr and Mrs. Shashikant Pednekar. It really needed a renovation so as to accommodate the elderly people. Besides, the pandemic stepped in which prevented the foundation to be realized earlier. At last the long awaited day arrived.
On 25th October 2021, the 229th Birth Anniversary of Saint Jeanne Jugan, our Mother Foundress, the new Home in Sawantwadi, the 15th Foundation of the Province of India was inaugurated. The Ceremony began at 10.30 am presided by Bishop Most Rev. Alwyn Anthony Fernandes Barreto of Sindhudurg Diocese. The Little Sisters from Mumbai, Mangalore and Goa were present for the inauguration. Mr. Deepak Vasant Kesarkar was the chief guest of the day.
There was a great joy in the little community of Sawantwadi as the Sisters welcomed an elderly lady, Mrs. Marie Rasanthote, into their foundation Home on 31st May 2022.
Though married and had three children who died young, also lost her husband, she went around roaming here and there. At last, her nephew brought her to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Sawantwadi.
This little family brought a huge fish for the New Foundation.
Welcoming the second elderly person, Mrs. Idalin Martin Saldana on 11th June 2022
Life in the little family!
Little Shreya, a next door neighbour danced for the elderly and rejoiced them!