Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Sister M. Rita

General Councilor


I am Sister M. Rita Edakkoottathil. I was born in 1964 in Narakal, in the Federal State of Kerala in Southern India.

I joined the Congregation in 1983 at Pithora/Raipur in the then Federal State of Madhya Pradesh (now Chhattisgarh) and made my first Profession in 1988. I am grateful for the academic qualification I received in my religious life. I served our community as Formator, in Regional leadership and as a teacher.

I had the privilege of visiting and working with the sisters of our International Congregation and was elected to the General Leadership in 2012. I try to live the Gospel values with Franciscan spirit and strive to bring Christ's healing presence to the needy. I am grateful to God and to the Congregation for all the different experiences that have enriched me thus far and molded me into a better religious person.

My motto: FAITH to the distrust; HOPE to the desperate; LOVE to the destitute and JOY to the disappointed.