Our Inspiration

Our Inspiration

Christ, the Teacher par excellence, is our Supreme Guru and Guiding Light.
In our educational mission, we follow the legacy of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the Carmelites of Mary immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Catholic Religious Congregation in India.
Saint Chavara was a pioneer in the educational field of Kerala in the early 19th century. He is also credited with having established the first Catholic Sanskrit School and a printing and publishing house in Kerala at Mannanam in 1846. He directed that every church should start a school attached to it and encouraged children, even of poor sections and of all castes and creeds to attend the schools by arranging the mid-day meal and dress for them.
Saint Chavara lived for 65 years and died on 03 January, 1871. His sanctity was officially recognized by the Catholic Church, when Pope John Paul II declared him Blessed on 08 February, 1986. Saint Chavara is the heavenly patron of all CMI institutions. His inspiration permeates all our activities.

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