Enikepadu is a green and clean city which is situated on the way to the Capital city of Andhra Pradesh, 10km away from the Vijayawada Railway station. Karunalayam is the second convent in Andhra Pradesh under the Diocese of Vijayawada. By accepting the invitation from Capuchin Regional Superior, Rev. Fr. Mathew Manakattu in 1987 we bought one acre of land and constructed this convent, during the time of Rev. Mother Rosebella, the then provincial Superior. The pioneers of this house were Sr. Vimala Mary Ariyappalli, Sr. Jane Mary Areeparambil, Sr. Gladis and Sr. Mary Vadakath.
Today this (Karunalayam) Jeevodaya became a Provincial house for the sisters of Andhra and Telangana. Besides the Administration, Formation of the Candidates, and a Tailoring centre to make pious articles such as Vestments and other articles used for Holy Mass, are carried out in a different building of the Provincial house.