Holy Angels' ISC


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Mother Mary Theresa Veronica

Mother Mary Theresa Veronica was the founder of the Holy Order of Mount Carmel in India. She was born on October 01st 1823 to Rev. Henry Daniel Leeves, an Anglican clergyman and Marina Haultain, the daughter of an English colonel. Against the wishes of her mother, she became a Catholic and joined as an aspirant at the Convent of St. Joseph of Apparition at Syra. She completed her Postulancy and in 1852 made her Profession as Sister Veronica. In April 1862, she was transferred to Calicut in India and asked to found a Convent there. It was a time when the education of girls was gaining popularity and the Malabar Mission under the French Carmelites priests was finding it difficult to find people to work in this field. The Sisters of St. Joseph were also unable to provide more nuns to work in India. In order to meet this need, Mother Mary Veronica after much deliberation with her mentors decided to leave her Congregation to become a Carmelite. The Regular Third Order of Carmelites in India was thus initiated. Mother Mary Veronica’s passion for teaching found expression when she took on the task of assisting the Carmelite Fathers in their missionary work of educating young girls. Her work continued successfully in Calicut till she was transferred by her Superiors to work in Rangoon.

Mother Mary Elias

Mother Mary Elias was one of Mother Veronica’s first Postulants to enter the Novitiate at Bayonne. Her life is intricately bound to the history of Holy Angels’ Convent which through innumerable sacrifices she founded in 1880. After religious training under Mother Veronica she made her Profession on 10th June 1870; and the following month sailed with Mother Mary Veronica and three other nuns to Mangalore, India. In 1880, the Convent of Holy Angels in Trivandrum was founded with Mother Mary Elias at the helm.

Some of the achievements in her tenure are the construction of the school building, establishment of the convent, boarding house, chapel and orphanage within the Convent premises. Soon the hard work began to tell on her health. Convinced she had placed the Holy Angels’ Convent on a firm footing, she left for Europe in 1900 and continued her missionary work until her death in Australia in1933

Rev. Sr Mary Elma


Sr. M Elma is the Superior General of CCR Generalate. Sr. Elma ‘s is the quiet and inspiring voice behind the stage.For, Sr Elma motivates and pumps energy into the others to act, all the while keeping herself in the background. Provincial since 2006, Sr Elma’s contributions to the Holy angels ISC school cannot be overemphasized.

Rev. Sr. Mary Xavier

Sr. Mary Xavier gave her unstinted service as Headmistress of Holy Angels’ Convent for over forty one years (1937 to 1978). She also served as the first Councillor of the Congregation for thirty five and a half years and as Superior of Holy Angels’ Convent for three years. During her tenure as Headmistress, she was appreciated by her students and staff for her patience and intelligence. Her essential goodness and generosity endeared her to one and all. To most she will be remembered as one of those rare souls who combined in herself affection with efficiency

Rev.Sr Margret

Assumed charge as Local Manager of the school in June 2014. Within a short period Sr Margret has been able to prove her administrative prowess and win a place for herself in the hearts of the staff by bringing about massive changes in the working environment. Revered and loved by all, Sr.Margret directs, coordinates and manages the functioning of the school.

Rev.Sr. SUSY

Sr. Susy took over as Principal of Holy Angels’ ISC School in June 2012. Taking the reins from Sr. Linis Noronha. Sr. Susy helped to school to scale great heights. Twelve years of experience as Principal has helped her sail through all difficulties with clean. Her understanding and enthusiastic spirit united the staff who were able to put forth the best of their resources. Under the able guidance of and devotion of Rev. Sr. Susy this institution is poised to soar great heights in the coming years….