Welcome To Karunashray Hospital

KarunashrayHospital is a general hospital run by Catholic missionaries, Registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, belonging to the Ursulines Sisters of Mary Immaculate.

The Hospital started with 20 beds, in the year 1975". The Hospital has grown over the years and presently having the capacity of 85 beds rendering quality medical care and services to the people in and around Sultanpur.

Karunashray meaning an 'Adobe of Compassion' is a charitable hospital to a package of comprehensive health care and services, and is established in 1975. Our Hospital is a general Hospital specially focus on primitive, preventives, curative and rehabilitative health care of the mother and child. Our vision of the Healing Ministry is: integral Healing and wholeness of Life, to experience harmony with self, God others and with environment. Following the footsteps of Jesus, the Merciful Samaritan who 'went about doing good and Healing all (Acts.10:39), Karunashray commit themselves to the care of the sick in a spirit of joyful service.

Rev. Mother Stephania Murelli

Fr. Stephen Rodrlgues

Dr. Sr. Theresa Pia Varricatt

About Hospital

With the soul motto of love and service and blessing of the Karunashray Hospital was by late Bishop Alfred Fernandez and the hospital was inaugurated by the Honorable Health Minister Shri. Kedarnath Pandey on 17th Feb. 1975. It was a long cherished dream came true and we acknowledge the generosity of Bishop Alfred and the hard work of Frs. Stephen Rodrigues and Fr. J.B. Castelino. The Superior Rev. Mother Stephania and Sr. Camilla, the administrator of Mariampur Hospital, Kanpur, did a commendable job to equip the new hospital with forty beds.

The leadership of Dr. Sr. Theresa Pia Varricatt and selfless services of sisters made the hospital a source of hope for the poor and the sick. The healing touch of Christ was extended through the sisters, doctors and the staff, to all the people.

The hospital today has completed years of meritorious service to the sick and suffering people without distinction of caste, creed, color or sex. With grateful Hearts being raised to God by all of us, we affirm that the hospital functions smoothly with a band of dedicated doctors, nursing and other supporting staff, with the co-operation of the people. We continue to treat the sick and the suffering, leaving God to heal and bring wholeness to the human lives.

The Charism of our Foundress, that of identification with Christ crucified, comes alive in the Apostolate of Healing, where we are called to serve the sick and suffering and to give them fullness of life. Blessed Brigida of Jesus was gifted with a special love for the sick as we see this distinctly from her life and exhortations to the sick members and the infirmarians (Exh.VII). “The Ursuline who is involved in the Healing Mission is called upon to care for the sick with special dedication, see Christ in our suffering Sisters and Brothers” (Const.Art.105). Our Mission is to give life and hope to the humanity and thus give meaning to the way of living, suffering and dying, to the people of our day.

"The Ursulines of Mary Immaculate involved in the healing mission are called upon to care for the sick with special dedication, see Christ in our suffering sisters and brothers" (Const.Art.105). To serve life is to serve God.

The prime concern of we who are engaged in healing ministry is to bring integral healing to the patients i.e. healing of body, mind and soul focusing on the compassionate manifestation of God.


The Ursulines of Mary Immaculate recognize the image of Christ in the sick and suffering and take care of them with preferential Love. Our service demands Professional competence, Profound Reverence for the dignity of the person and Personal concern for the good of the Individual and Society as a whole, irrespective of race, sex, caste or creed.

Values And Objectives

  • To restore health, to promote wholeness of human life, recognizing the same as unique entity to be cared for, in its Physical, Psychological, Spiritual, Social, Economic and Environmental needs i.e. Care of the whole person.
  • Respect for the person and for human life from conception to its natural death, in full conformity with the teaching of the Church giving a special place, to the poorest and most abandoned and sick, such as women, children, the elderly, handicapped, marginalized, terminally ill, victims of drug abuse, of contagious diseases and of dreadful diseases like AIDS.
  • Uphold the values of equality and justice in the care of the sick keeping in line with our option for the poor.
  • Provide quality Health Care with professional competence in all our Institutions.
  • Participatory Administration at all levels and close collaboration among Sisters, Staff, Employees and students.
  • Adequate training and ongoing education to update oneself with new trends and advances in the health care delivery.
  • Collaboration and working with Govt. and non-governmental agencies for enrichment, sharing and effective utilization of resources.