Apostolic Carmel

The Apostolic Carmel is a Congregation of Sisters aggregated to the Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCD). It was founded in 1868 at Bayonne, France, by Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion, and established in Mangalore, India, in 1870, by Bishop Marie Ephrem OCD.

Rooted in the contemplative spirit of Carmel, and nourished by its life of prayer and missionary zeal, the Apostolic Carmel expresses the vitality of the Church through its fruitfulness in the active apostolate of education and other works of mercy.
Founders: Mother Veronica & Bishop Marie Ephrem of the Sacred Heart of Jesus OCD
Provincial: Sr. Vincent, AC
Apostolic Carmel Provincial House
94 Hill Road, Bandra (W)
MUMBAI 400 050
(022) 26400124


Carmel Convent- Gandhinagar was established in June 1970 during the Centenary year of the foundation of the congregation of Apostolic Carmel. As the capital of Gujarat was shifted to Gandhingar, the government needed educational institutes to cater to the children of the officers posted in Gandhinagar. Thus requested and invited by the officials, Mount Carmel School opened its branch in Gandhinagar. Due to lack of infrastructure and and less number of students, Mount Carmel School functioned from a government building together with St. Xavier’s School. Later, in 1983, Carmel School with both English and Gujarati mediums shifted to its new building in Sector, 20. The school caters to students of all sections of the society irrespective of their caste and creed. Carmel School offers education and all-round development till the Higher Secondary level in General, Commerce and Science streams.
Established: June 1970
(079) 23260081
Carmel Convent
Plot No. 257, Sector 20
Gandhinagar 382 029
Community: Sr. Maria Shanti (Superior)
Sr. Generosa
Sr. Regina Rose
Sr. Renuka (Principal)
Sr. Jesuine
Sr. Mena
Sr. Vimala Raval
Sr. Snehanjli

Apostolote: Education (Teaching, Catechism, Remedial classes in the School)
Pastoral (Family visits and ward prayer meetings)


Jeevan Sarita convent (Ashram) was established in 1980. The name ‘Jivan Sarita Ashram’ is inspired by Jn. 7: 38; “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me.” The aim & purpose for the existence of the Ashram therefore is to give life through education (school and boarding for girls), medical help, welfare and empowerment of women and faith formation. For the last 30 years, Jeevan Sarita Ashram is active in these apostolates in the villages in and around Mehsana, Visnagar and Kheralu Talukas. The main apostolate of the Ashram is all-round education of the children and the less privileged boarding girls from the villages.
Established: 15th October, 1978
(02762) 242155
Jivan Sarita Ashram
P. O. Box 3, Ramosana Road
Mehsana 384 002
Community: Sr. M. Ishapriya (Superior)
Sr. M. Alpana
Sr. Rita Gill
Sr. Jyoti Correa
Sr. Rekha Marina
Sr. Sefali

Apostolates: Education (School & Hostel), Pastoral