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Congregation of

Sisters of St. Anne, Tiruchirappalli (SAT),

Tamilnadu, India.

"Simplicity in life and Service to the poor"

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Vibrant Celebration of the Infant Jesus Festival
Vibrant Celebration of the Infant Jesus Festival

“The more you honour me, the more I will bless you.”...

April 4, 2024

St. Anne’s Residence – Azhagappapuram
St. Anne’s Residence – Azhagappapuram

In commemoration of the completion of 75 years of our Azhagappapuram...

March 19, 2024

About us

Our Foundress, Rev. Mother Annammal was born in 1836 at Varaganeri, Palakarai, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. In the later part of 19th century, owing to cholera, many young girls, including our foundress, lost their husbands and were treated worse than slaves by their families. The society didn’t permit them to remarry.

Our Foundress heard the divine call to work for the welfare of the women especially the widows. She courageously went about begging for the sick and the needy, educating the little ones and praying with the cobblers. Inspired by her service, many young widows joined with her.

As the number grew, she approached the Bishop Alexius Canoz S.J. to start a community for the widows. When permission was denied owing to financial difficulties, she assured him that she would not ask for any financial aid. Trusting in the providential care, Rev. Mother Annammal founded the first community with nine widows on 2nd February 1858.


The first community

    Led a simple life in a mud hut
    Prayed together
    Earned their daily bread by manually hulling the paddy.