A widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Vareed Vakail, who received the name Mother Eliswa in religion, founded this congregation of the Latin Rite, the first indigenous one, on February 13, 1866 at Koonammavu.  Her daughter anna and her sister Theresia were the first members who were trained in religious life by Fr. Leopold Baccaro OCD, Delgate of the Apostolic Vicar of Verapoly.  Most Rev. Dr. Bernardine Baccinelli of St.Teresa OCD, the then Apostolic Vicar fromalyy approved it.

The Congregation was started and officilally affiliated to the 1st and 2nd Orders of Discalced Carmelites by a decree from the Superior General of the order.

The sisters are mainly engaged in the apostolate of prayer, Christian education of youth, missionary activities, care of the sick, poor, aged, social work, jail ministry etc. according to the needs of the time and place.

The Congregation has five provinces and one region.  The ‘Decree of Praise’ issued by the Sacred Congregation for the  Propagation of Faith raised it to the Pontifical Right on June 28, 1971.

Superior General

St.Joseph’s Vidyabhavan, Edappally, Cochin, Kerala 682 024.  Tel:  0484-2555255 e-MAIL: CTCGENHAUS@ETH.NETCand 102, Nov 120, Pro 1206

Provincial Superiors

Amala Provincialate (CTC) Amalagam Convent, Pallividai Palam, /samayapuram, Trichy Dt. T.N. 621 112, TEL: 0431-2670563,
E-mail: ctcamalagam@sify.com Cand -, Nov -, Pro –

Avila Bhavan, 1, T.N. Singh Road, Court AREa, Bhagalpur, Bihar 812 001, TEL: 0641-2429398, E-mail: proavila@hotmail.comCand -, Nov -, Pro –

Fatima Matha Convent, Near Stadium Ground, Kottayam,Kerala 686 001.  TEL: 0481-2564537 E-mail: soosa@satyam.net.in Cand -, Nov -, pro –

Pushpa Nivas 132, K.V. Station, Hasari, Jhansi, U.P.284 001. TEL: 0517-2471249, E-mail:  lisieuxjhansi@yahoo.co.in Cand -, Nov -, Pro -,

St.Joseph’s Provincial House, B.M.C. P.O., Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala 682 021.  TEL: 0484-2424640, E-mail: provincialatec@yahoo.comCand -, Nov - , Pro -.

Regional Superior

Kristu Jayanti Carmel Bhavan, Venkayappalie Kurnpool Dt., A.P. 518 452, TEL: 08518-275250 Cand -, Nov -, Pro –


Interior life of Prayer oriented to contemplation: apostolic service to the Church


Teaching, Nursing, Social Works, Jail Ministry, Family Apostolate

Founded by: Mother Eliswa
Founded on: 13 February 1866
Feast of the Congregation: 15 October.

Reference : The Catholic Directory of India 2005-06 For any corrections : cridelhi@gmail.com
“God raised Him as Leader and Saviour” Acts 5:31
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