In 2007, during the celebration of the 25 years of TC presence in the Philippines, the Capuchins of Tamil Nadu, India, invited the Sisters to collaborate in their apostolic mission in the city-island of RAMESWARAM. The sisters joyfully accepted the invitation, moved by the desire to extend the presence of the Congregation in Asia, continent of plurality of religions, where the greater portion of humanity live and where resurgence of faith is present. The sisters appreciated the challenge of enkindling the missionary spirit of the young sisters and the availability to leave one’s homeland for the mission.
The foundation became a reality in June of 2008. Montiel Ilam community was housed in the property offered by the Capuchins of Tamil Nadu inside the Polytechnic College where the Sisters will collaborate in their mission.
In the later part of the year, the Sisters transferred to St. Clare’s Hostel built just adjacent to the polytechnic college. It aimed to house young women students of the college as well as to serve as a formation house for aspiring native vocations.
Due to the decline of female students in the polytechnic and the difficulty to procure visa to India, the Sisters underwent a serious process of discernment whether to continue the presence in Rameswaram seeing the slim possibility for vocation, apostolate and the decreasing number of sisters who can stay in India. With the insistent offering of the Capuchin Fathers in Anugraha, Dindigul Tamil Nadu, the Sisters were opened to a possibility of apostolic work which could fit to the limited resource of manpower.
In December 2017, the community of Montiel Ilam in Rameswaram, left for Anugraha Dindigul and began their apostolic collaboration with the Capuchin Fathers in Anugraha College of Social Sciences and in the accompany of young women students staying in college hostel.