Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Congregation of Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.)

The Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.) is a Syro-Malabar religious institute of Discalced Carmelite Religious Sisters founded in 1866. It was the first native congregation for women in that Church. The congregation was founded by the Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, in collaboration with Father Leopold Beccaro, O.C.D., the Master of novices for the Discalced Carmelite friars in India on 13 February 1866 at Koonammavu in Kerala.
The congregation today is divided among 20 Provinces and six regions throughout India and Africa. They also serve in Germany, Italy and the United States.Elias Chavara, the founder of the congregation, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1986, in the course of his visit to India. One of the congregation's early members, Mother Euphrasia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.

Interestingly Mother Euphrasia and Kuriakose Elias Chavara will declared as saint on same day

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