CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate)

CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) is the first indigenous congregation of Catholic Priests founded by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara in 1831 at Mannanam, Kottayam, state of Kerala inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. For St.Chavara, education was the medium of transformation of the person, of the family, and of the society. With this vision in mind, he opened a Sanskrit School in 1864 at Mannanam, which was the first of its kind open for all irrespective of castes and creed, in an age when Sanskrit education was the privilege of only the higher caste. St. Chavara’s vision of education has come to fruition through hundreds of CMI educational institutions as Professional Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges, Training Colleges, Technical Institutes, Schools and Cultural Centers all over India and abroad.

Institutions of CMI Congregation at a Glance

Pontifical Athenaeum

1

Deemed University

1

Medical College

1

Engineering Colleges

5

Arts, Sci. & Com. Colleges

30

B. Ed. Colleges

9

ITCs

12

Schools

533

Kindergartens

151

Hostels and Boarding Houses

47

Cultural and Dialogue Centers

24

Printing and Publishing Houses

17

Periodicals

13

Book Houses

24

Social Apostolate

Hospitals

15

Dispensaries

36

Institutions for Mentally Challenged

6

Institutions for Physically Challenged

8

Social Service Centres

46

Nursing Schools/Colleges

5

Children’s Homes

20

Homes for the Aged

7

Non-formal Educational Centers

55

Educational Endeavours of CMI Congregation

From its very inception, CMI Congregation, the first indigenous Religious Congregation in India, aimed at the integral development of the local community irrespective of cast and creed. Education was given a major thrust. The people generously contributed to the establishment of monasteries and educational institutions.

St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was the instrument of God who started the first Catholic Sanskrit School in 1846, thereafter establishing Schools attached to Monasteries and Parish Churches. He admitted students belonging to all sections of the society, including Dalits. It paved the way for the social revolution at a time when untouchability was at its peak. St. Kuriakose emphasized that all human beings have an inalienable right to education. He attached great importance to the growth and development of children in their homes. For more information click the following link: www.cmi.in

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