Holy Mary High School Class Profile
  A young dynamic and gifted lady, Bartholomea Capitanio, with her companion, Catherine Gerosa, founded the Congretation of the Sisters of Charity in Italy in 1832. They consecrated themselves wholly; Catherine responds to His call, to be the visible instruments of the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, to God’s people everywhere, especially where the need was great and extreme.
St.Bratholomea   St.Vincenza
  While still a young girl, Bartholomea set herself a courageous plan of personal holiness. “ I want to be a Saint, a great Saint and a Saint soon”. The environment in which she lived bore traces of the material and moral distress caused by Napoleonic despotism, the successive Austrian Revolution and the first evidences of the Industrial Revolution. Faced with the expectations of her times, she sensed the irresistible call of charity. She became a friend and sister to all the young girls of her village. She held most dear those among them in greatest need. She opened a school for girls in her own home. She guided the leaders of youth groups of the neighbouring towns. She enjoyed talking to the poor and helped them as far as she could. She sought to comfort the sick and the bedridden. With Catherine Gerosa, she opened a hospital.
  While she untiringly did everything she could, in love for all, her interior attention, purified by severe discipline, was turned to Jesus, who during his earthly life worked only for the glory of the Father and gave his life for all men. She died only eight months after she launched her mission of Charity, Catherine Gerosa, her first companion, accepted her inheritance and continued to nurture and guide the new born Institute.

Bartholomea’s vision of charity has culminated in the dedication of countless young ladies for a life of service all over the world. This vision has flowered into centers for education and health, homes for the unwanted children, for the aged, the disabled, the destitutes, and all forms of social action. In 1860 Bartholomea’ sisters were invited to offer their services in Bengal. Soon they were also called to the other parts of our country. Today lovingly and courageously they insert themselves in different cultures and social contexts, bringing the comfort of their loving service to humanity.

As Sisters of Charity, we are involved in a special way with diverse roles, in the educational process of the youth, helping young girls to understand the reality of life and to look at it in truth with an enlightened and intelligent mind. The goal of education for us, as it was for our Foundress St. Bartholomea, is to help the young generations to build up their own lives on sound principles and to uphold the values of justic and truth to defend the sacredness and dignity of life in the society.
  Squad days
  Each squad celebrates their patron saint’s day. Life story of the saint is enacted, moral values are brought out, compose songs or poems on the particular virtue etc..
Nirmala Squad
Satya Squad-1
Satya Squad-2
Satya Squad-3
squad cabniet-1
squad cabniet-2
vijaya squad-1
vijaya squad-2
vijaya squad-3
vijaya squad-4
Vinaya squad-1
Vinaya squad-2
Vinaya squad-3
Vinaya squad-4
  SQUAD DRESS: In order to foster the spirit of co-operation, to give the children and impetus to study and to develop in them a sense of responsibility, the Squad System is introduced.
Squad Colour Symbol   Virtue
1. Satya Red Rose Charity
2. Vinaya Yellow Violet Humility
3. Nirmala Pink Lilly Purity
4. Vijaya Green Palm Victory
  The four squads are named after the four patrons of this institution, St.Bartholomea, St.Gerosa, St.Agnes and St. Maria Goretti as Vinaya, Nirmala,Satya &Vijaya.
Every child that is admitted in the School is received as a sacred trust from God and every effort is made to develop the whole person of the child. The school considers it, its duty to cultivate human values in the students and has as its aim the total formation of the individual.
  All the activities of the School be they curricular, co-curricular and extra – curricular are therefore directed to achieve.
  • The spiritual formation of our students through knowledge of God the Creator and Father and all people, a sacred right of every human person.
  • The intellectual development of our pupils, so as to enable them to be intelligent members capable of associating with their fellow citizens in the world.
  • A mature sense of responsibility towards enabling their own lives through constant effort and authentic freedom.
  • An upright conscience which weighs moral and human values and embraces them by personal choice based on sound principles.

The church has always been committed to her Mission of Education and her endeavors have been to reach out to the poor of the gospel in their given situation. The Catholic Church seeks to clarify the essential mission of catholic education in India today.

We too, Sisters of Charity, remaining faithful to our Charism in the Church want to share in the nation building task of the church, by clarifying and reinforcing our commitment to the mission of education. The mission of ‘education’ in our Institute has its roots in the charism of Foundation. St. Bartolomea was challenged by the demands of her troubled times and her response was ‘blessed charity’.

In our times the demands and challenges are numerous and of various dimensions. We need to respond with that ‘charity’ which we have inherited from St. Bartolomea. We live in a knowledge dominated world today where the tremendous progress in science and technology provides a wide spectrum of services to all categories of peoples, but this has widened the gap between the rich and the poor. The call to us educators today, who continue to be inspired by the vision on Bartolomea is to focus our commitment “to do everything possible” to provide quality education to all.

As educators we inspire and led by love that saves and serves, promotes new life, dignity of life in persons. We direct ourselves with faith to train young person’s for others, concentrating on persons rather than on achievements. We will allow ourselves to be re – educated through our encounters with ‘the most needy’ whom we serve in their radical condition of poverty, while inculcating in them sound Christian values.

  The congregation of the sisters of charity was founded in Italy in 1832 by a young dynamic and gifted lady, Bartolomea Capitanio, with her companion, Catherine Gerosa. They Consecrated themselves wholly to God, in response to his call, In order to be the visible sign of the compassionate love of God, to people everywhere specially where the need was great and extreme. While still a young girl Bartolomea chose a path of holiness. She decided to become a saint, a great saint and a saint soon. As bartolomea grew, her exceptional qualities as educator blossomed and many young girls of her neighbourhood were beneficiaries of her gift of charity.

Faced with the expectations of her times, she sensed the irresistible call of charity. She became a friend and a sister to all the young girls of her village. She opened a school for girls in her own home. The young capitanio was a born teacher with qualities inspired by the values of the gospel. Bartolomea’s vision of education encompasses the whole person and accompanies the young till they take own stand. Both the secular knowledge and training and the spiritual formation equips the person to face life in the world.

In the process of education St. Bartolomea always considered the youth in their totality and in the complexity of their persons. It is therefore necessary not to be satisfied with a superficial knowledge of the young, but to take into account their life situations, with the purpose of helping them in an efficacious manner.

“ I shall hold dear to my heart in memory those young girls who are most needy, either because they have none to care for them or because of reasons of poverty in which they live, the dangers surround them, of the evil inclinations that rule them or the vivaciousness of their temperaments. I shall consider to be mother of such children in a special way”.
  • Bartolomea’s Educational endeavor was inspired and guided by Jesus and his gospel. “As you did to the least of your brothers you did it to Me”. Mt. 25:40.
  • The various centers of works of mercy where the sisters of charity render their service are marked by their specific charism”Redeeming Charity”. Every institution of the Sisters of charity, be it it education or other works of mercy is marked by the spirit of compassionate love, our collaborators those who join hands with us in carrying our mission share with us our spirit, which inspires and leads us to give ourselves generously.
  • Hence we need to rediscover and share with courage, that makes our educational Instituion different and outstanding from others the institution of the Sisters of Charity is not just one of the many institutions that carry on the noblework of educationto thosewho come to us orto those whom we reach out. Our educational activity must be permeated with compassionate love, truth and justice and the ability to make choices with courage. Bartholomea sets before us her followers, specific guidelines to follow. Her person radiated joy, her actions were permeated by love and vibrancy.
Bartolomea received the charism of charity and we are its bearers today.
“We need to make this charism radically relevant to our times”.
  Our little mite in the ever growing field of education calls us to stand up in faith and be guided with wisdom that will help us to make our choices and will reveal that the charism of Bartolomea is penetrating our times and our people’s hearts as they are transformed through this process, through seeking learning and making the right choices.
  “I will hold youth most dear to my heart, to take to heart those girls who are moist restless and far from God, for the ignorant I will not spare myself any fatigue”.


  The mission of Jesus Christ is to restore the integrity of God’s original creation, both human and material and thus build the kingdom of God on earth “Our vision is the same as the vision of Jesus, that all may have life and have it in abundance”. Jn. 10:10
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