AIM OF OUR SCHOOL
St. Francis de Sales(SFS) School at Seraikella had its beginning in 2000. The School is a private unaided Christian Minority institution. The school now is under the Management of Delhi Fransalian Society, founded by the FRANSALIANS (Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales) in Nagpur. The school was granted NOC by the Directorate (Sec. Edn), MHRD, Ranchi, on 11th August 2012 to affiliate it to the ICSE, New Delhi. The school was declared a Minority Institution by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), New Delhi on 21st October 2013. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinaitons (CISCE), New Delhi on 8th January 2014. Fully convinced that education is the surest and the most effective way towards the total development of the individual, the Fransalians have dedicated their lives to the noble cause of education. The school admits students both boys and girls irrespective of caste, religion, language, etc. As a Catholic School, we are working not only for the intellectual, cultural, physical and emotional development of our children from the earliest stages but also for the formation of character by inculcating sound moral principles, so that they grow up as good children of God and responsible citizens of our country.
- Fr. Cyriac V. P. (December 1999 – May 2004)
- Fr. George Kurickal (June 2004 – May 2008)
- Fr. Shijumon Mangalath (June 2008 – May 2015)
- Fr. Anthony Amaladoss (June 2015 – June 2018)
- Fr. Anil George (June 2018 onwards)
The Congregation of Fransalians a body of Priests and brothers was founded at Annecy in France. The motherhouse of Fransalians is still at Annecy. Fr. Peter Marie Mermier (1790-1862) founded the congregation of missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) in 1838 to bring about the renewal of Christian life, to evangelise people and to educate the youth. Since then, the congregation has been engaged in three main forms of apostolate Parish mission, foreign mission and the education of the young. The first batch of MSFS landed in Pondicherry on 8th September 1845. The congregation entrusted the vicariate of Visakhapatnam to MSFS on 2nd May 1848. It became a Province in 1965 and Nagpur was bifurcated and made into another province in the same year, ie. 1965. The confreres in France and Switzerland were directly under the Superior General till 1959. It became a region in 1960 and a province in 1965 similarly England and Brazil also became Province in 1965. East Africa became Province in 1996. Pune Province was carved out of erst while Maharashtra, Goa Province in 1996. Thus the congregation became empowered and has today 9 Major Provinces, and 4 effective missions
Patron Saint – St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales, a saint of the Catholic Church, born on 21st August 1567, at Thorens near Annecy, France, is the patron of Saint of the Congregation of Fransalians. He was ordained a priest on the 18th of December 1593 and was consecrated as a Bishop in 1602. Francis was a pioneer missionary to publish the printed word of God. In 1608 , he published the “Introduction to devout life” and the “Treatise on the love of God” in 1616. He was beatified in 1661 and cannonised in 1665. Pope Pius IX proclaimed him Doctor of the Church in 1877.
He was a dynamic pastor, about a dozen missionary congregations hail the name of this spiritual genius by following his principles and practicing his virtues of patience, gentleness courage, spirit of poverty, self sacrifice etc.
Francis was a man of prayer and he conquered all by his gentle-manliness. Once St. Jane de Chantal asked whether he ever went for any length of time without actually and explicitly turning his mind to God and he said, “Sometimes for as long as about a quarter of an hour”. If we too could be like him!
Fr. Peter Mermier
Fr. Peter Marie Mermier is the founder of the religious body of priests, and brothers (the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales) who run St. Francis de Sales School at Seraikella, Jharkhand. Fr. Mermier was born on August 28, 1790 and baptized on the same day in the church of Chaumont, a village lying between Annecy & Geneva. He was extremely kind yet very firm, prudent but unusually bold, and intensely active. He led a deeply prayerful life with humility which comes only to those who possess divine strength. Through him the Lord was able to lay the foundation of 2 congregations – the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales of Annecy and the Daughters of the Cross of Chavanod. They are propagating his mission zealously with full conviction.
“We do a lot by doing a little, if we do it for God and as he wills” (Fr. Peter Marie Mermier)