DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

Mau



Deanery Ballia
Patron Saint Our Lady of Fatima
Year of Establishment 1973
Parish Priest Fr. Jacob Aranha
Asst. Parish Priest
Priests of the Parish Fr. Vineet Vincent Pereira
No. of Catholics 358
Address Our Lady of Fatima Mau P.O., Dt. Mau 275101 0547-2223165
Religious Srs 24
About Mau was a visiting station of Indara for many years. Fr. Jacob Kavalam became the first Parish Priest, entrusted with the building of Fatima Hospital. He did a great deal of work to build the first phase of the hospital. Medical Sisters of St. Joseph opened their house in 1975. The hospital was completed in 1977. The history of Mau Fatima hospital is the story of Mau church. The presence of the church is due to the existence of the hospital which is doing a yeomen service in the locality. Impelled by an abiding spirit of Christian charity, keen awareness of the vastness and urgency of the problems due to lack of medical facilities in this region, Bishop encouraged to establish a hospital at Mau, midway between Varanasi and Gorakhpur. With the help of priest incharge at the local place, a piece of land was purchased. Rev. Mother Theophane, the then Mother General of the Congregation of the MSJ, offered the services of sisters in the proposed hospital. Rev. Fr. Yvon Carone, OFM. Cap. and Fr. Jacob Kavalam were entrusted with the construction of the hospital. Misereor of Germany helped with funds. Fr. Jacob Kavalam lived and shared the meals with the labourers while building the hospital, which has not only brought firmness in the building but also in the relationship with the local people. In the beginning a small building was erected but today the hospital has grown to 320 beds with several medical departments and residential doctors. In the establishment of the hospital the yomen contribution of Sr. Dr. Jude, MSJ can never be forgotten. Sisters started a nursing school keeping the priority to encourage the local girls mainly Catholics for nursing career. Sisters also have started lab-technicians training course (DMLT).Mau was a visiting station of Indara for many years. Fr. Jacob Kavalam became the first Parish Priest, entrusted with the building of Fatima Hospital. He did a great deal of work to build the first phase of the hospital. Medical Sisters of St. Joseph opened their house in 1975. The hospital was completed in 1977. The history of Mau Fatima hospital is the story of Mau church. The presence of the church is due to the existence of the hospital which is doing a yeomen service in the locality. Impelled by an abiding spirit of Christian charity, keen awareness of the vastness and urgency of the problems due to lack of medical facilities in this region, Bishop encouraged to establish a hospital at Mau, midway between Varanasi and Gorakhpur. With the help of priest incharge at the local place, a piece of land was purchased. Rev. Mother Theophane, the then Mother General of the Congregation of the MSJ, offered the services of sisters in the proposed hospital. Rev. Fr. Yvon Carone, OFM. Cap. and Fr. Jacob Kavalam were entrusted with the construction of the hospital. Misereor of Germany helped with funds. Fr. Jacob Kavalam lived and shared the meals with the labourers while building the hospital, which has not only brought firmness in the building but also in the relationship with the local people. In the beginning a small building was erected but today the hospital has grown to 320 beds with several medical departments and residential doctors. In the establishment of the hospital the yomen contribution of Sr. Dr. Jude, MSJ can never be forgotten. Sisters started a nursing school keeping the priority to encourage the local girls mainly Catholics for nursing career. Sisters also have started lab-technicians training course (DMLT).

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