MOTHER MARY ALOYSIA A.C. – The Founder of St. Agnes School ( 1855 – 1939)
A keen witted, wide in outlook and sympathy, a sharp judge of character, outspoken in defense of truth, clinging fiercely to principle, Mother Aloysia was none-the-less gentle, cheerful and kind. She stood at the pilot’s wheel for eighteen long years over a critical period. In 1926 the Constitutions were sent to the Holy See and the Decree of Praise obtained. It was a red letter day in the history of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation. It was spring time in the field of A.C. education with schools renewed, new ones built, syllabi revised and modernized. The crown of her educational was ST. AGNES FIRST GRADE COLLEGE, the FIRST Catholic Women’s College in India started in 1921, which today has more than a thousand young girls on its rolls. In the field of education her name still conjures up a vision, restores ideals and awakens inspiration.
CAPSULES of Mother Veronica for Joyful Living:
- • Education should promote self-activity
- • Promise yourself to be strong that nothing may disturb your peace of mind.
- • Handwriting is significant. A student must be trained to write a neat, clear hand.
- • The school is made for the children and not the children for the school.
- • A creative mind and an optimistic attitude can get things done.
- • Education is incomplete without the formation of character.
- • Perfection consists in doing our appointed duty.