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The Congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) is the first indigenous religious congregation in India.

News Update

News Update
31 December 2018
1. Wish every member of CMI family the blessings of the New Year.
2. 73 novices made their first profession in CMI family on 8 December 2018. Congratulations to the newly professed and sincere gratitude to all the novice masters for accompanying them to the religious life. The newly professed members in the congregation will gather in Chavara Hills, Kakkanad on 23, 24 and 25 April, 2019.
3. The meeting of the North Indian Provincials was held in Chavara Dham Novitiate, Budhni on 7 December 2018, Rev. Fr. Vicar General presided over the meeting.
4. Retreat for CMI members was organized in CSR Pariayram in preparation for the feast of our Mother of Immaculate Conception during 2-7 December 2018.
5. A carol competition was organized at Chavara Bhavan, Kainakary. Thirteen teams participated in the competition and a lot of people came to enjoy the carols. Congratulations to Rev. Frs. Thomas Kallukalam and Thomas Irumpukuthiyil.
6. The retreat for the deacons as immediate preparation for the priestly ordination was held in CSR Pariyaram during 15 – 22 December 2018. The retreat preacher was Rev. Fr. Shaji OFM Cap.
7. Chavara Family welfare centre and Chavara Cultural centre together organized a Christmas celebration and Chavara Christmas Carol competition on 22 December 2018. Mar Sebastian Vaniyapurackal the Curia Bishop was the chief guest for the celebration nd gave the awards for the winners.
8. The Chavara hills Community shared the joy of Christmas with the neighbours around and the differently abled inmates of Providence home, Vilangu and the LSDP sisters, on 22 December 2018. More than two hundred people from different religions were present and they enriched the celebrations with their cultural programmes.
9. The priestly ordination of our members in India was held from 26 December, 2018.
10. The newly ordained priests will assemble in Chavara Hills on 2 January and will celebrate concelebrated Holy Eucharist at 6.15 a.m. on the feast of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, January 3, 2019.
11. The feast of our beloved founder will be held in St .Kuriakose Elias Pilgrim Centre, Mannanam on January 3, 2019. The newly ordained priests will celebrate the solemn high mass in Mannanam at 4.30 p.m. along with the Prior General.
12. The General Plenary Assembly of our congregation will be held from 10 a.m. on January 4 to 4 p.m. on January, 8, 2019.
13. Get together and Golden Jubilee celebration of priestly ordination will be held on 15, 16 and 17 January 2019 and of the first Profession will be on 22, 23 and 24 January 2019 at Chavara Hills, Kakkanad.
14. Get together and Silver Jubilee celebration of priestly ordination will be held on 18, 19 and 20 January 2019 and of the first profession will be on 01, 02, and 03 February 2019 at Chavara Hills, Kakkanad.
15. CMI Retreat Preachers’ Meet: Get-together of CMI retreat preachers during 21-25 January 2019, at CSR, Pariyaram.
16. The commemoration of death anniversary of Servant of God Fr. Canisius Thekkekakara CMI will be held in St. Theresa’s Monastery, Ambazhakad at 10.00am on 29 January 2019..
17. The Quinquennial program for the junior priests ordained in 2017 will be held in Chavara Hills, Kakkanad from February 5-8, 2019.
18. The animators’ training program for the CMI Constitution Retreat will be held from February 13-17, 2019 in Chavara Hills, Kakkand.
19. The Quinquennial program for the junior priests will be held in Chavara Hills, Kakkanad from May 8 -10, May 22-24, September 7-9, 2019 and in Poornodaya, Bhopal from September 14-16, 28-30, 2019. All the junior priests who were ordained from 2013 December shall attend the program for the junior priests without fail.
20. The preparation for the final profession will begin from April 25, 2018 in Chavara Hills, Kakkanad.
21. CMI Mission Congress: Friday, 27 September 2019 – Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

22. Congratulations and Best wishes to
? Rev. Fr. Sijan Paul Unnukallel CMI for Successfully defending his Doctoral thesis titled The Elements of Quality Education in Indian Schools from the Management department of CMJ University, Shillong.
? Rev. Fr. Thomas Kadankavil CMI who was awarded with Mar Joseph Kundukulam Award for theological Publications by Maryvijayam Magazine on the occasion of its Maryvijayam Sahithyotsavam.
? Rev. Fr. Cherian Kunianthodath CMI for his new collection of Malayalam poems Kapotham, published from Janatha Bookstall, Thevara, Kochi.
? Novice Nikhil Thachuparambil CMI for his book of small reflections Visudhiyude Pachapp published by Sophia Books, Kozhikode.
? Rev. Fr. Joshy Malekudiyil CMI for his new book titled, February 29.

23. † Let’s Remember the Departed Souls
? Rev. Fr. Joseph Thekkevattakattu CMI (70), (St. Joseph Province, Kottayam) slept in the Lord on Wednesday, 26 December 2018. His funeral was at St. Ann’s Monastery, Kurianad on Friday, 28 December 2018 at 02.30 pm.
? Mrs. Thresia Kuriakose (82), beloved Mother of Fr. Varghese Kachapilly CMI (Sacred Heart Province, Kochi) was called to eternal rest on 10 December 2018. Her funeral took place on 10 December 2018 at 4.30pm at St. Rita Church, Champannoor.
? Mr. Xavier Thottamkara (82), beloved father of Fr. Joby Thottamkara CMI (Sacred Heart Province, Kochi) slept in the Lord, yesterday, 11 December 2018.His funeral will be today, 12 December 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, Illithodudu, Malayattoor at 3.00pm.
? Mr. E.D. George (77), beloved father of Rev. Fr. Reji Ethapiri CMI (Marymatha Vice-Province, Hyderabad and at present at Texas, USA) slept in the Lord yesterday, 19 December 2018. His funeral will be today, 20 December 2018 at 4 pm at Holy Family Church, Mankuzhy, Ernakulam Arch-diocese.
? Mrs. Thressiama (76), beloved mother of Rev. Fr. Jose Chirappanath CMI (Devamatha Province, Thrissur) slept in the Lord on 20 December 2018. Her funeral was on 20 December 2018 at 4.30 pm at St. Sebastian's Church, Annanad.
? Sr. Gracemaria SH (74), beloved sister of Fr. Augustine Thengumpallil CMI (St. Joseph Province, Kottayam) slept in the Lord on Tuesday, 03 December 2018. Her funeral was on 06 December 2018 at 2.00 pm at St. Michael's Church, Pazhayidam.
? Annam (91), beloved sister of Fr. Jose Vadakinedath CMI (Devamatha Province, Thrissur), slept in the Lord on 04 December 2018. Her funeral was at 05 December 2018 at 03.30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church, Pazhukkara.
? Mr. Kuriakose Kalapurackal (91), beloved brother of Fr. Chackochan Kalapurackal CMI (Carmel Province, Muvattupuzha) slept in the Lord on 10 December 2018, morning. His funeral was on Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 at St. Sebastian’s Church, Ezhalloor at 10 am.
? Sr. Vandhana Joseph SSpS (65)beloved elder sister of Fr. Jose Parathnal CMI (St. John's Province, Bijnor) was called to eternal reward on 27 December 2018 at 2.30pm. Her funeral was on Sunday, 30 December 2018 at 2.30 pm at St. Arnold's Catholic Church, Jharsuguda, Orissa.
? Mr. Augusty (77), beloved Brother of Bro. Ouseph Vettickal CMI (Devamatha Province, Thrissur) was called to eternal reward on 30 December 2018. His funeral will be tomorrow, 01 January 2019 at 03 pm at St. Marys Forane Church, Mookkannur.