S– 061 FRANCISCAN CLARIST CONGREGATION (FCC)
 

The Congregation was started on December 14, 1888 at Changanacherry.  It took its origin from a fraternity of Franciscan tertianes of the parish of Palai.  Their desire for a fuller Franciscan life was responded to by Rt. Rev. Dr. Charles Lavigne, the then Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam, whose paternal solicitude resulted in founding a new offshoot of the Franciscan family in Kerala – The Franciscan  Clarist Congregation.

The Infant Congregation soon flourished within and outside the Diocese of Changanacherry.  In 1910 independent units were started in the Thrissur Diocese and in 1928 in the Ernakulam Diocese.  A gradual but steady growth took place in these three dioceses.  Within the last hundred and seventeen years the Congregation spread to 12 dioceses of Kerala and many dioceses outside Kerala.

In the light of Vatican II the different independent units felt the need of unification and the Holy See affected it in 1970.    In 1973 the Holy See sanctioned the new Constitution and the Congregation was raised to Pontifical Right on March1, 1973.

In 20 Provinces and 3 Regions there are 695 houses and 6,750 members excluding novices and postulants.

From 1960 onwards the mission work was started in various parts of India.  Now there are 240 mission houses in various mission Dioceses outside Kerala.

Blessed Alphonsa was a member of this Congregation.  Sr. Rani Maria – a martyr for truth and justice – was also a member of this congregation.

 
Superior General

Portiuncula FCC Generalate, Asokapuram P.O., Aluva, Kerala 683 101. Tel: 0484-2838588, Fax: 2837317
E-mail: fcgeneralate@satyam.net.in Cand 402, Nov 229, Pro 6,750

 
Provincial Superiors

Alvemia Provincialate House, Chalakudy, Thrissur Dt., Kerala 680 307. Tel: 0488-701157, 708235 Cand 32, Nov 11, Pro 587

Assisi Bhavan, Malaparamba P.O., Kozikode,Kerala 673 009. Tel: 0495-2370561, 2373615,
E-mail: fcconvent@zyberway.com Cand 26, Nov 4, Pro 218

Assisi Bhavan, Shantinagar, Kurana P.O., Bhopal,M.P., 462 030. Tel: 0755-2641423, 5232798, 2645742,
E-mail: fccamala@catholic.org. Cand 27, Nov 3, Pro 208

Assisi Provincial House, Thrissur, Kerala 680 005. Tel: 0487-2333552 Fax: 2333552
E-mail: assisipro@sanchar.net.in Cand -, Nov -, Pro 771

Clarist Home, Manthripukhri P.O., Imphal, Manipur 795 002, Tel: 0385-422077 Cand 16, Nov 10, Pro 109

Deepthi Bhavan, Mananthavady P.O., Wayanad Dt., Kerala 670 645, Tel: 04935-240336, E-mail: fcdeepthi@sancharnet.in Cand 18, Nov 6, Pro 266

Devamatha Provincial House, Changanacherry, Kerala 686 101 T/Fax: 0481-2420435, E-mail:devamathaph@sancharnet.in Cand -, Nov 5, Pro 435

FCC Provincial House, Aruvithura P.O., Kottayam Dt., Kerala 686 122, Tel: 04822-27341 Fax: 275061
E-Mail: alphojph@sancharnet.in Cand 37, Nov 6, Pro 524

Fcc Alphonsa Province, Sandamiano, Puliyannoor P.O., Pala, Kottayam Dt., Kerala 686 573,
Tel: 0482-2206019, 2206138, E-mail: fccpalaprovince@sanchgarnet.in Cand 25, Nov 8, Pro 452

FCC Provincial House, Nirmala Bhavan, Muvatupuzha, Kerala 686 661, Tel: 0485-832670, 831922, Fax: 831922 Cand 37, Nov 8, Pro 522

Jyothi Bhavan, FCC Provincialte, Melechovva P.O., Kannur, Kerala 670 006, Tel: 0497-2729588, 2729590 Fax: 2729589
E-mail: fcckannur@rediffmail.com Cand 35, Nov 7, Pro 236

Maria Matha Province, Assisi Bhavan, Sadanand Road, Hazaribag P.O., & Dt., Jharkhand 825 301, Tel: 06546-222371,
E-mail: rch_fcchaz@sancharnet.in Cand -, Nov – Pro 155

Nirmal Rani Provincial House, Murikkasserry P.O., Idukki 685 602 Tel: 04868-263276 Cand -, Nov -, Pro 139

Nirmala provincial House, Assisi Convent, Nidamanuru P.O., Vijayawada Krishna Dt. A.P. 521 104 Tel: 0866-2842203,
E-mail: fccvja@sancharnet.in Cand 33, Nov 5, Pro 190

San Damiano Provincial House, A-16, Sector 33, Noida, U.P., 201 307, Tel: 0120-2506804, 2504708, Fax: 2506804
E-mail: san@backupindia.com Cand 28, Nov 5, Pro 160

Seraphic Provincial House,24/376, West Fort, Palakad, kerala 678 001. Tel: 0491-2534939 Cand 48, Nov 7, Pro 337

SH Provicial House, Clarapuram, Aluva, Ernakulam Dt., Kerala 683 101, Tel: 0484-622798, Fax: 623513,
E-mail: clarapuram@sify.com Cand 30, Nov 16, Pro 789

St. Francis Convent, G.T. Road, Kararpur P.O., Jalandhar, Punjab 144 801, Tel: 0181-2782832,

E-mail:sfprovincepb@vsnl.com Cand 14, Nov 2, Pro 91

St.Paul Provincial House, RZ F.1/343, Mahavir Enclave, Palam, New Delhi 110 045, Tel: 011-25039631, Fax: 25039631 Cand 13, Nov 11, Pro 129

St.Thomas Provincial House, Podimattam, Parathode P.O., Kanjirapally, Kottayam Dt., Kerala 686 512, Tel: 04828-202623, 204137,
E-mail: fcckply@sify.com Cand 22, Nov 7, Pro 300

 
Regional Superiors

San Frcancisco Regional House, Bareilly 243 122, Tel: 0581-3090841 Cand -, Nov -, Pro 43

San Joe Regional House, Ashakiyamandapam, Mulagummood P.O., K.K. Dt., Tamilnadu 629-167, Tel: 04651-246396 Cand 4, Nov -, Pro 49

San Thome Regional House, Janampet P.O., Eluru, W.Godavari DT., A.P. 534 475, Tel: 08812-225270 Cand 7, Nov -, Pro 40

 
Chariam

The essence of the charism of this religious Congregation is a life of poverty, humility, hard work and prayer which originates from a personal love for the Crucified Lord.

 
Apostolate

Educational Social, Medical. Pastoral, care of the destitute and Mission work, care of the handicapped (Physical and Mental)

 
Founded by: Sr.Mariam Clara, Sr. Coletha, Sr. Anna, Sr. Agnes, Sr.Margreetha, Sr.Mariam Thresia, Sr.Mariam, Sr, Mariam Magdelena
 
Founded on: 14 December 1888
 
Feast of the Congregation: 4 October, 11 August 14 December

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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