Religious Women

1. CMC


Carmel Convent-Canada

“How wonderful are the good things you keep for those who honor you! Everyone knows how good you are, how securely you protect those who trust you”. (Psalm 31:19)

It was the will of God the Father Almighty to start CMC mission in Canada. He heard the cry of His people through the prayers of Mar. Jose Kalluvelil, the first Bishop of the Syro Malabar Exarchate in Canada.  To fulfill God’s will Mar. Jose Kalluvelil approached the CMC Sisters, the first indigenous congregation of sisters in Kerala. Our Major Superiors took a bold step trusting in God’s providence and responded positively and whole heartedly. Through fervent prayers before the Holy Eucharist and discussions with the Superiors and Councils, means and members for this mission was found.

The General Council decided to start a CMC convent in Canada with 5 members. All the 22 different provinces donated $15/members.   Superior General, Mother Siby appointed Sr. Jeslin (KTA) as the first Superior for the new Carmel Convent in Canada with Sr. Celine Rose (TSR), Sr. Margaret (Pala), Sr. Philsy (KPLY) and Sr. Jais Maria (IDK) as the first community members. Sisters Sr. Jeslin (KTA) and Sr. Celine Rose (TSR) came to Canada on July 12, 2016 along with Sr. Sheena, Sr. Geena and Sr. Ann Jyothis to set up the convent. The sisters were warmly welcomed in the Bishop’s House by Mar. Jose Kalluvelil and the other Priests of the Exarchate. It was a great blessing from God that the sisters could attend a special Holy Mass (memorial Mass for Mar James Pazhayatill late Bishop of Irinjalakuda) celebrated by Mar. Jose Kalluvelil on the same day at St. Alphonsa Cathedral and the sisters were introduced to the Parish community thereafter.  

God’s will was fulfilled on July 16th, 2016 when the CMC Convent was inaugurated.  The seed of CMC sprouted in Canada. The inauguration ceremony by Mar. Jose Kalluvellil started with the dedication of the chapel and blessing of the Convent building followed by Solemn Holy Mass. There were 10 priests, 20 CMC sisters from different parts of United States and parishioners of this Exarchate witnessed this memorable event.

Mar Jose Kalluvelil assigned the sisters to assist the Parishes and the Exarchate through prayers and service. Sisters help in the faith formation of the faithful especially the women and children, through Catechism, Youth Ministry, Home Visit, Unit Prayer Meetings and more. By the grace of God, on the very first day onwards we started the home mission.

Sr. Margaret (Pala) arrived from Kerala, India on November 19th, 2016. With the arrival of Sr. Philsy (KPLY) and Sr. Jais Maria (Idukki) from Kerala, India on December 27th, 2016, the Convent was able to continue the ministry with the full force. Now all 5 sisters are fully dedicated in the different ministries within the Exarchate for the Glory of God.      

Congregation of the Mother of Carmel


3. CHF

CHF Sisters