Sisters Complete Construction of Convent in Nongdiwah

Posted by Spalding Hurst

March 25, 2023

In the remote village of Nongdiwah in northeastern India, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have completed the construction of a new convent, thanks to the support of generous donors. The project, which began in 2018, aimed to provide a permanent home for Sisters Lilly, Dolsie, and Reema, who had been ministering in the area from a rented two-room tin home.

The completion report from the Diocese of Nongstoin was recently received with great pleasure. It highlighted the Sisters’ commitment to empowering women and girls and providing educational opportunities throughout seven local villages. It also praised the Sisters’ resourcefulness in managing to complete the work despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and heavy rains of last year.

“I am truly amazed at what you have accomplished,” Father Eugene Thyrniang said in a statement. “I wholeheartedly express my sincere gratitude to all generous benefactors for materializing the hopes and aspirations of the Sisters at Nongdiwah Village in the Diocese of Nongstoin.”

The completion report also commended the Sisters’ professionalism and expertise in handling every aspect of the construction, from adapting to unforeseen circumstances to completing the work on time and within budget. The new convent includes an outside kitchen, toilets, and fencing and is expected to be a place of peace and refuge for all who come to seek shelter and solace.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been an inspiration to donors and the community alike, and the Diocese expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be involved in this project. They also offered further assistance if needed, as the Sisters continue to make a positive impact on the lives of those around them.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Nongstoin, India, are more than just builders of a new convent; they are pioneers in the community. The Sisters run an outreach program that spans 22 parishes in the diocese. Sisters teach at the village school and empower women and girls by providing educational opportunities throughout seven local villages. Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of those around them is truly inspiring.


  1. Mary Gene Frank

    Well done, the convent is stunning. Happy for the Sisters and the villagers of Nongstoin.
    Many blessings to all

  2. Maria Iglesias

    Excellent so happy for you
    Maria Iglesias SC of NY


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