Caring for the orphaned and the destitute child is to extend the love and care of the creator to his simple, bubbling, innocent creation. Our hearts are full with thankful praise to God for entrusting us with such a noble and uplifting work. It is indeed a joy to share in God’s creative love and concern. Much of what is undertaken and carried out is with the guiding hand of God, always there to support us and to point the direction that we should take. With this firm faith we move on from year to year assured that we are not alone in our hopes and wishes, plans and schemes for the happiness of our children.
To Bishop John Rodrigues and the members of the Governing Body of Our Lady’s Home goes a sincere word of thanks for their constant and continued interest in the growth and smooth functioning of the Institution.
Our Lady’s Home is a small step in time, a step in the footsteps of Jesus our master that the Catholic Church so faithfully and courageously takes for their inspiration and strength.
May God Bless all who in a big or small way have brought love and life into the sensitive little hearts of our lads.
Located right in the heart of the city of Mumbai along the main artery of travel, Dr. Ambedkar Road, lies Our Lady’s Home. Sandwiched between the maze of mills on the west and a host of hospitals on the east---within walking distance of both, the Western and Central Railway, is Our Lady’s Home, for the past 59 years, that cares for the orphaned, poor and destitute boys of all castes and creeds.
When the bricks of the Home were first put together in 1960, the need of the hour was to care for the abandoned, the unwanted boy. In 1968 the Home was rebuilt to provide shelter and care for many more lads, who although were very much wanted by their parents, had to find their way to our door as the unfortunate result of rapid industrialization of the city of Mumbai.
What began in a shaky abandoned wooden structure is now a solid two storeyed building thrice the size of the former Home. The Home has so far ‘fathered’ 2130 lads and is the ‘grandfather’ to a few more as many of our lads who have passed out are now married. Those naughty, untidy, little lads are today by and large independent and responsible young men, holding good posts in well known companies and Government offices.
We are indeed grateful to all those who during the past 59 years have...
helped to keep the fires burning
spent themselves in the service of our lads
helped to make this Institution – a HOME