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St. Paul’s Educational Institutions  is one of the oldest institutions in the cotton textile hub of    Davangere.  It was started in the year 1946 by the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (CSST) under the aegis of Teresian Carmel Education Society (TCES), with its head quarters at Mysore.

The Nursery School was opened in the year  1946 October 10th with six students on the roll and by the end of march, number of students increased to sixty.

In June 1947 Kannada Medium primary section was opened with due sanction from the Educational department of Davangere.

St. Paul’s Educational Institutions have educated thousands of students of all categories, and have contributed to nation building. It has produced with its existence of 75 years prominent and well known academicians like administrators, politicians, legal and medical professionals, engineers, doctors and outstanding sports persons.


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Mary Grace D’Lima (Sr. Teresa of St. Rose of Lima) was born on 29 January 1859, in Madras, South India. Parents were proud of their daughter’s achievements, but little did they anticipate the impact their daughter would have on thousands of lives. She was an extraordinary human being whose vision of empowering women has shaped and moulded many in future.

After her Matriculation and Teacher’s Higher Grade Examination, she joined St. Joseph’s School for girls in Allepey. While working under the guidance of the Carmelite Missionaries, she felt, she was called to dedicate her life at the service of the poor and the marginalised. She became a Carmelite sister, taking the name of Sr. Teresa of St. Rose of Lima and was asked to start a Convent and an English Medium School for girls at the age of 29.

 Thus was born the Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa (C.S.S.T.) in 1887 at Ernakulam, in Kerala. Within a span of fifteen years Mother Teresa had taken enormous strides towards fulfilling her goals. Besides founding a community of sisters, she started three schools, including an industrial school for orphaned children. She cared for the destitute and abandoned children in the orphanage she founded. Sheltered wayward women and initiated a well planned programme to rehabilitate them with respect and dignity. She found the time to care for the aged, the destitute, the unwed and unwanted women at her Institute. She started a dispensary with a qualified doctor to take care of the medical needs of the people around, helped the Government during the famine, in relief Programmes, in Ernakulam in 1897, and catered to the needs of the prisoners.

Mother Teresa met with a tragic and untimely death in a train accident on September 12, 1902, leaving behind a community of 12 sisters. Despite their bereavement, the sisters kept the spirit of Mother. Thus varied ministries empowering the young women from all strata of society were started.

The Institute began to expand to other parts of India, and overseas. Today there are Colleges and Training Institutions, several higher secondary, higher primary and nursery schools, homes for the aged, children homes, dispensaries, crèches, rehabilitation centres and hospices for the terminally ill. Mother Teresa had unbounded energy and a single minded dedication. Today, her ‘SPIRIT’ lives on through her sisters who carry the Good News of Hope through their multifarious services.

Life of St. Paul - Our Patron

St. Paul is the patron saint of St. Paul’s Convent Institutions in Davangere. He was born at Tarsees in Cilicia and was educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the mosaic law.

He could not bear the sight of Christians so he went to the synagogues at Damascus so that he could find the way to bind men and women to Jerusalem to persecute them. As he was journeying to Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him and he fell to the ground blind struck. For three days he was without sight. The prayer of a disciple at Damascus named Ananias healed him and he received sight.

At first he was known as ‘Saul’, because of his change of life be become ‘Paul’. He became the chosen vessel of God to carry the message of Jesus. A persecutor became a protector of faith. One who was against Christ became a follower of Christ. He lived for Christ, preached for Christ, he under went torture, pain and isolation. For Him to live is Christ and die is gain. Christ became his life, in all his life, he endured everything patiently. Nothing could stop him in preaching the word of God and to spread his message to the whole world and at last he became a martyr for Christ. According to Eusebuis the early church historian, Paul was executed by Nero in Rome C. 67 A.D.

Our Patron call each one of us to change our life for God. To become another chosen vessel to carry the message of Love and Peace to all.

Like our Patron let us stand for truth in the midst of trials, difficulties and tribulation. To have fear of God because it is the beginning of all wisdom. His life should be most inspiring one and an enlightening force in our life. May life of God and light of God be with us to live a life according to His plan.

‘Hail St. Paul hail !!!

Hail our Patron

Hail your name.’