CMIs, WELCOME YOU

We, the CMIs, are very happy to welcome you to our communities and institutions of apostolate. Young men are cordially invited to join the congregation and become missionaries, committing themselves to God in prayer and discipleship, and to all people of God in love and service. ‘Associates of CMIs’ (ACMI) that are established attached to our houses and institutions are groups of men and women who partake of the CMI spirit and join with us in prayer and service. We lead a life of prayer and apostolic service; there are among us contemplatives who live in ashrams, retreat preachers, pastors, teachers,

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ST. KURIAKOSE ELIAS CHAVARA

Kuriakose (Cyriac) Elias Chavara was born in 1805, of pious and devout Catholic parents of Syro-Malabar Church, at Kainakary, Kerala

India. After his early schooling in the native village and priestly studies ...

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AT A GLANCE

The Congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) is the first indigenous religious congregation in the Catholic Church of India. Fr. Thomas Palackal, Fr. Thomas Porukara and Fr. Kuriakose Chavara of the Syro-Malabar Church of apostolic origin, who felt that ...

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  • "The children who love and fear God will love and respect their parents." -
  • "The greatest among you is the one who is the humblest." -
  • "Never hate your own brothers and sisters." -
  • "Even though for a just cause, do not go for law suits. It will destroy families." -
  • "Do not belittle or humiliate the poor. For God will demand of you an account of their tears." -
  • "The wealth we accumulate by stealing or tricks will vanish, like ice-tips." -

FOUNDING FATHERS OF CMI CONGREGATION