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.