Bethany Sisters Generalate
Vadavathoor P.O., Kottayam-686 010, Kerala, India.
Tel. 0481-2578537, 2578437, Fax : 2578537



The Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ (SIC), called ‘Bethany Sisters’ was founded by Servant of God Mar Ivanios on 8 September 1925 in the Syrian Jacobite Church. Mar Ivanios believed that the spiritual renovation of the Malankara Jacobite Church is possible only through dedicated men and women in the Church.  Being guided by the Holy Spirit, Mar Ivanios founded the Congregation as a source of spiritual force and renewal of the Malankara Syrian Church. Accompained with the path of the founder, the first ten members of the Congregation also re-united with the Catholic Church on 22 September 1930, which was officiated by Mar Ivanios himself. Bethany, an active Congregation lays emphasis on liturgical life, as a life of prayer and contemplation. By the grace of God Almighty and the benevolence of His Excellency Cardinal Eugine Tisserant, head of the Sacred Congregation of the Oriental  Churches, the SIC Congregation was raised to the Pontifical Status on  6  August 1956. In 1975, Generalate has shifted from Thiruvalla to Kalathipady, Kottayam.
    The Charism of the Congregation is spiritual renewal of the Syro Malankara Church, Re - union, Evangelisation and the upliftment of women through Imitation of Christ. Now there are 828 Sisters and 22 Novices in the five Provinces of Trivandrum, Tiruvalla, Bathery, Pathanamthitta and Muvattupuzha. Our missionary activities extend to four continents Asia, Europe, America & Africa.


Superior General        :   Mother Little Flower SIC
General Councillors    :   Rev. Sr Ardra SIC
                                :   Rev. Sr Thejus SIC
                                :   Rev. Sr Shanthy SIC      
                                :   Rev. Sr Vineetha SIC Secretary
Procurator General     :   Rev. Sr Ashish SIC

Houses Under the Generalate

1. Bethany Dhyana Mandiram
    Kurisumala, Vagamon P.O., Kottayam-686503
    Tel.0482-2289276, 9447546107 (M)

2.  H.A.M. Gutten Brunn
    Auricher Strasse-42
    70437-Stuttgart, Germany.
    Tel.0049 711-841585

3. Bethany Sisters
    Schiller  Str.  68
    72800 Eningen Unter Achlm
    Mob. 0049 - 015231062377

4. Bethany Sisters
    C/o His Excellency Abune Musie Ghebreghiorgis
    Catholic Eparchy of Emdibir
    P.O.Box 23, Emdibir West Soa, Ethiopia
    Tel: 00251911953286

5. Bethany Sisters
    Domus House, Little Eden
    CNR Harris Ave, Wagenaar Rd
    Eden glen, Eden vale,
    Gauteng, P.O. Box 121, Edenvale-1610,
    Phone No. 0027844197889

6. Sister Superior & Sisters SIC
    Elvira Rota Village
    Little Eden, CNR Harris Ave, Wagenaar Rd
    Eden glen, Eden vale,
    Gauteng, P.O. Box 121, Edenvale-1610,
    Phone No. 0027714848899

7. Bethany Sisters
    Liesching Str. 46
    70567 - Stuttgart, Mohringer, Germany
    Tel :  0049-711 90784511

8. Bethany Sisters
    Via Monte Altissimo
    00141 Roma
    Tel: 00393665909988

9. Bethany Sisters
    C/o Nolinokumar Benu
    At / Gadabaguda Main
    Rode Nabarangpur P.O
    Nabarangpur Dist., Orissa - 764 054
    Tel: 08658 913829