History of the Province

The history of Udaya Province is the history of the grace overflowed to us from the bountiful mercy of the Queen of Rosary. Our story begins at  Irinjalakuda, with the new born region from Thrissur Nirmala Province on 13th June 1976 and was declared a Province in 1977. Mother Mary Clemence was  appointed as Regional Superior and later  she was  elected  as Provincial Superior. I9th May 1977 witnessed the formal inauguration and blessing ceremony of our Province by Mar. Joseph Kundukulam, Bishop of Thrissur. When the Eparchy of Irinjalakuda was erected by bifurcating ancient Eparchy of Thrissur in 1978 and  Mar James Pazhayattil  nominated as the first Bishop ,  this Province came  under the jurisdiction of Syro Malabar Diocese of Irinjalakuda . The Eparchy of Irinjalakuda is both historically and geographically important since it contains Azhikode Kodungallore , where St.Thomas the Apostle first landed in our country . It is remarkable that  Bl. Mother Euphrasia , native of Kattoor  hail from the parish at Edathuruthy in  this Diocese . We bow our heads in homage to Blessed  Euphrasia, a gem of Carmel , whose residence ,     formation house and first convent in  Ambazhakkad belong to this  Province. The visionary zeal and spirit of the perseverance of our forerunners especially  our provincial superiors -  Mother Mary Clemence, Mother Aurea, Mother Osmund, Mother Janet, Mother Brice and Mother Josrita and their team have been striving  hard to protect, nurture and build on the farsighted vision of our founding fathers .  Now Mother Rose Mary and her team is render their services as means of inspiration and  guiding  the members of Udaya to become instrumental in spreading the kingdom of God . 
At present  the Province has 377  sisters , 28 convents  and  8 residences. Members are  living the  Charisma   through comptemplative prayer and different Apostolates of Faith formation , Education, Printing press and media ,  Caring the sick and poor , Rehabilitation of the differently Abled  and physically handicapped children , Care of the aged both men and women, sheltering the homeless and  renewing the families . Now there are 19  preprimary  Schools , 16 primary schools ,10 Upper Schools, 7 High Schools ,   4 Higher secondary schools , 1 Technical school , 1 T.T.I , 3 colleges  and 2 special schools. Moreover  we have  3 old age homes 4  Oraphenges , 3 working womens Hostels  ,2 student Hostels, 4 social centres and  1 printing Press in the province .Catering the needs of time ,substantial contributions have been taking place in the  Catholic church  for the upliftment of the weak and down trodden sections of society especially the women and children with selfless  service and leadership of the members of Udaya Province. In view of the Evangelisation and spreading of the Good News the daughters of Udaya family are serving  in different parts of  the world . 
By the grace of God the members of Udaya continue to bloom and bear the fruits  during the last 37 years of its existence . As we trace our history, our patroness Mother Mary -  the Morning star guided and  walked along with us step by step till this time   . Nothing would have been possible to Udaya without her constant grace and intercession .