The original idea was to have a house in Pune in view of sending our sisters for theological training to Jnana Deepa Vidyapith.
Today, besides providing accommodation and conducive atmosphere for Women Religious, accommodation is given to sisters who are doing their language studies in German and other foreign languages at Maxmullers Bhavan. Sometimes the room facilities available here are utilized for various Provincial and Inter-provincial gatherings and programmes.
We are happy that many Congregations have sent their sisters to study theology and they stay with us and find this place conducive.
Over the years, the sisters in the community are involved in weekend ministries such as teaching the street children, caring for HIV/AIDS patients, rendering a compassionate approach to the commercial sex workers, and bringing hope into the lives of the destitute and the less privileged.
There are two full time sisters working in 'Streevani' , an organization that works for integral liberation of Women. Twenty five years ago in 1981, the co-founders of Streevani, Fr. E. Zeitler SVD and Dr. Frances Yasas, a former official of the United nations, initiated a process of conscientization to enable women religious to find their voice in the Church since it was their contention that these women constituted the least empowered section of the Indian Church.
Streevani has grown over the years and since 2002 it co-ordinates and works on the national level for the empowerment of Women Religious through various courses and projects. The SVD handed over the management of Streevani to SSpS sisters in 2003.
Keeping up the original vision of the Founders the sisters and the staff at Streevani conscientiously work for the empowerment of Women religious as well as for those at the grass root level, particularly those living in the surrounding villages.