The tiny seed that sprouted in 1866 at Koonammavu, founded by Mother Eliswa has now spread into 56 dioceses. The sisters dedicate themselves in the apostolate of prayer, Christian education, running orphanages and old age homes, missionary activities, hospital ministry, women empowerment programmes, family apostolate social work and jail ministry. Today, the Church in Kerala is remarkable in the number of religious Congregations and Sisters who keep the light of love and service in the field of education, hospital ministry and many other fields of women – empowerment in and outside India imbibing the spirit of Mother Eliswa. Her cause of canonization was introduced in the Archdiocese of Verapoly in 2007, and the diocesan Inquiry concerning her life and virtues and reputation of holiness was started on 30th May 2008.
The Foundress of TOCD (CTC & CMC)
MESSAGE OF SUPERIOR GENERAL
The demands of Christian discipleship are revolutionary and they touch the core of a person. A consecrated person, a disciple is gripped in the love of the Eucharistic Lord and transformed unconditionally to be another Christ in this world with His same mission. Let Servant of God Mother Eliswa, our foundress who experienced the transforming love of God and became love itself inspire us, her daughters, to commit ourselves to be a true disciple of Christ in the world today.
OUR GENERALATE & PROVINCES
►St. Joseph’s Vidyabhavan, Edappally
►St. Joseph Province, Kakkanadu
►Avila Province, Bihar
►Lisieux Province, Jhansy
►Carmelmatha Province, Andrapradesh
►Vimala Province, Tamilnadu
CTC’s CHARISM & MOTTO
OUR CHARISM:Contemplative union with God in a life of communion through charity and Ecclesial Service.
OUR MOTTO: Passion for Christ and compassion for humanity.