According to the decision of the extraordinary General Synaxis of March 2002, St. Joseph’s province, Marthandom was restructured into two provinces, St. Joseph’s Marthandom and Nirmala Province Venniyoor and a Vice-Province, Kristuraja Vice-Province of Punjab. It was officially declared on 22nd August 2002 by Rev. Mother Felix DM, the Mother General at the Generalate, Kudappanakkunnu.
The territory of Nirmala Province consists of the south region of Trivandrum District extending from river Karamana to Kalaikkavila and the Districts of Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam and the Missions of Andhra Pradesh. At present Nirmala Province has houses in the following places: Venniyoor, Nellimoodu, Marayoor, Pravachambalam, Malayinkil, Kiliyarkandoom, Neyyardam, Irumbamutty, PMG, Trivandrum, Vettikal, Olavacode, Newyork, Kanakkuzhi, Pothanikad, Dortmund-Germany, Chaikkottukonam, Dhanuvachapuram, Bangalore, Kattakkada, Malayinchi, Nellikkadu, Pampukala, Lutgen – Germany Pinkulam and at the mission stations of Bapatla and Kokkalloor of Andra Pradesh.
Now there are 160 sisters rendering service in the following dioceses: Trivandrum, Moovattupuzha, Parassala, Idukki, Kothamangalam, Bangalore, NewYork and Padarbone-Germany. Nirmala Province began to develop and flourish under the leadership of the provincial superiors