Welcome to the official site of the Scalabrinians in South India!

Who are the Scalabrinians?

The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians was founded by Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini in Piacenza on October 25, 1895, with the brother and sister Father Joseph and Mother Assunta Marchetti as Cofounders.  Its mission is the evangelical, missionary service of migrants, especially the poorest and neediest.  It spread initially in Brazil, and later to Europe (1936), North America (1941), and in recent decades to various countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, so that today it is present in 26 countries, with 800 Sisters and 159 communities.  Read more


Scalabrinians in India

The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians pitched tent in Trivandrum , Kerala , South India in May 2005, consequent to the creation of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of People on the Move. Since their inception, the focus of the Scalabrinian Sisters' mission has been to respond to the socio-pastoral challenges posed by the impact of mobility to people's lives in the Archdiocese. Read more


Vocations and Formation

The Scalabrinian Mission Community in Trivandrum engaged in yet another animated vocation campaign on January 25th, to invite young girls to discern their religious vocation with the MSCS Congregation. Many girls responded with interest especially from the Parishes in Poonthura, Vizhinjam and Pullavilla.
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Ministry to the Migrants

We are missionary migrants in the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum, Kerala, India. We work in collaboration with the local Church in laying the foundation for a pastoral ministry that is essential yet remote to the native ecclesial community especially the clergy. We do this, specifically, through the Commission for the Pastoral Care of People on the Move, formed in 2005, as a consequence of the dynamic creativity with which His Grace, Archbishop Soosa Pakiam M....
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Community Prayer in Malayalam

The Scalabrini Mission community translated the MSCS Community prayers to Malayalam. They published the translated prayers in booklet form which also included quotes from the Founder and co-Founders.  

Prayers to the Founder and Co-founders
in Malayalam, the language spoken in Kerala

Gallery from our archives ... "on the move".

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