About the Congregation

CMC, the first indigenous religious congregation for women in the Syro Malabar Church, was founded as the Third Order of Carmelites Discalced on February 13th 1866 at Koonammauv, Kerala.

The founder of CMC is Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871) who was then, the vicar general of the Syrians and one of the founders & the first prior general of the first indigenous congregation for men Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). Very Rev. The great event of the Unification of the above independent segments...

  • Let's move forward to the Marginalized with the Joy of the Gospel.


Seeing God as our Loving Father,
The Fellow beings as Gods Children and our own brethren,
The Church as our mother and The whole world as one family.


Making possible the personal sanctity and salvation of those who become members of this congregation.
Promoting integral and redemptive uplift of the people of God, especially women and children.
  • Education

    The apostolate of education is a heritage CMC has inherited from her founder fathers. CMC entered the education field of Kerala informally in 1867 keeping aglow the vision of Bl. ...Read More
  • Healing Ministry

    In my name..they shall lay hands, on the sick, and they shall recover (Mk16/18)
    Medical service is a crying need in our world. It is praise worthy that the CMC ministry of healing has an... Read More
  • Social Work

    Never withhold just wages from labourers or make undue delay in paying them. Do not insult the poor.(complete works of Bl.Chavara, vol IV) Read More
  • New Ventures

    A new endeavor to be alone with the alone. A golden chance for the sisters in the province who like to follow the Master radically.Read More
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    Mother's Desk

    Dear  Provincial  Superior  & Sisters,

    The second session of the 9th ordinary General Synaxis will be held from 10th to 21st April 2016. The theme selected for the synaxis is “Going to the peripheries with the joy of the Gospel.”  All the members of the congregation are requested&n... Read More »

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    Mount Carmel Generalate
    Thaikattukara P.O.,
    Aluva-683106, Ernakulam Dt., Kerala
    Tel : 0484   2620408; 2624270; 9447027050
    Email : cmcgeneralate@gmail.com Website : www.cmcgeneralate.com