Mother Provincial,President of the Board
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ was founded by His Grace servant of God Mar Ivanios in 1925 in the Jacobite church. “Sanyasam”, the idea of dedicated life for women was unknown till them in the Malankara Church. With the founder, the whole congregation – the 10 members of the Community re-united with the Catholic Church in 1930. Bethany – an active Congregation lays emphasis on liturgical life as a life of prayer and contemplation. The spiritual upliftment of the Malankara Catholic Church is the primary objective of the Congregation. The congregation was given pontifical status in 1956. Since the re-union, the congregation is growing rapidly. There are five Provinces namely Trivandrum. Tiruvalla, Bathery, Pathanamthitta and Muvattupuzha under one Mother General. The sisters are working in India and abroad. The Generalate is in Kottayam.
Assisi Atonement Hospital, Perumpuzha, Kollam, Kerala, India has served the humanity for over 4 decades. Our commitments to serve the sick and needy since 1968, the high standard of our service performance continues to make patient’s satisfaction. The humble beginning of our institution to take up health care of the locality was with one visiting doctor and two nursing assistants. Officially the dispensary was inaugurated by the former Transport Minister Mr.R.Balakrishnapillai on 11th October, 1969. Now it is a 250 bedded speciality hospital and enjoys good reputation as one of the best hospital providing excellent treatment facilities in all fields of health care.
The hospital is registered under the Travancore Cochin Literacy, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 on 1st November, 1989 and the management and control of the society is vested on the Governing Body. The Trivandrum Province of the Congregation of Sisters of the Imitation of Christ is managing this hospital. In order to involve in the healing Ministry of Christ, the congregation paid much attention in the field of healthcare and impart a holistic relief to suffering, to promote and preserve the health of the community and to give selfless and dedicated service to the humanity with the true spirit of Jesus Christ.
We function as charitable, nonprofit making and voluntary institution by providing free for the poor and needy patients. The management of Assisi Atonement Hospital believe in transferring the love of God by providing competent and comprehensive health care to all, who seeks in our service.