HISTORY OF THE FCC SAN THOM PROVINCE, ELURU
After the bifurcation from Changanacherry, the newly formed Kanjirapally Province started mission in Andhra Pradesh on first February 1981. At the request of His Excellency, Rt. Rev. John Mulagada Bishop of Eluru the superiors sent four sisters to Polavaram in the tribal agency area of West Godavari District. The other convents are at Irusumanda in 1989, and at Madhurawada in 1993. In the year 1995, it was formed as a mission, with these three houses. The Mission raised into a Region in 2002. There were 39 members opted for the Region, with five convents. Rev. Sr. Elsis was the first Regional Superior who passed away on 10th September 2007.
The first Synaxis which was held on 3rd March 2013 elected Rev. Sr. Celine Maria as the first Provincial Superior. The Inauguration of the San Thom Province, Eluru took place on fourth March 2013,with 51 members,10 convents.