Alphonsa Residential School, Bharananganam

History

Alphonsa Residential School, with the grace of God Almighty stands glorified for being instrumental in leading the budding youngsters of our society into the light of education and moral upliftment and is regarded as one among the best in the field of education. Situated on the banks of Meenachil River bestowed by the heavenly blessing of St. Alphonsa, Alphonsa Residential School popularly known as ARS has registered a phenomenal development since its inception in 1972. It is a full-fledged higher secondary school affiliated to the council for the Indian school certificate examination and is conducting classes from play school to XII. ARS owned and managed by the sisters of FCC envisage along with academic excellence a value based education that creates confident, competent and morally mature individuals who will always be a credit to the society and the world they live.


Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC)

St. Francis of Assisi who followed Christ intimately brought about a great revolution in the history of the Catholic Church with his genuine gospel life. The Franciscan spirit of the 13th century reached Kerala in the second half of the 19th century. The Franciscan Clarist Congregation in Kerala is the fulfillment of the ardent desire of eight pious women to lead a genuine Franciscan way of life. Their ardent desire to follow the crucified Christ after the example of St. Francis and his first woman-disciple St. Clare was fulfilled by the establishment of a religious congregation called Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) in 1888.
At present FCC has 7000 sisters in 20 provinces engaged in various apostolic activities in different parts of the world. Alphona Jyothi Province Bharananganm is one of the provinces of FCC. St. Alphonsa-the first saintly daughter of Mother India is a precious gift given by the Heavenly Father to the FCC, to the Syro Malabar Church and to the Church of India. The outstanding characteristic of the congregation is its loving service to all, especially the poor, the neglected, the oppressed, the exploited and the destitute recognizing spirit of prayer, life of hard work and rendering humble service in accordance with the needs of the time to spread the kingdom of God.
Alphonsa Residential School Bharananganm is established by the daughters of FCC inspired and enlightened by the divine light to renovate the world by imparting ideal education with its unflagging spirit.

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