Milestones in the History of CMC

The major events in the History of CMC

February 13

1866

Foundation of the first house of TOCD at Koonammavu - St. Teresa's Convent.

March 27

1867

Vestition of the first members of TOCD.

June 2

1868

Inauguration of the Boarding House(Edukkumthaath), attached to the Convent.

July 16

1868

Religious Profession of the first four members.

January 3

1871

Demise of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara.

October 16

1872

Starting of the School attached to the Convent.

July 16

1875

Provisional constitution given by Fr. Leopold OCD.

January 1

1876

Departure of Fr. Leopold our co-founder in Italy.

December 22

1882

Starting of the Orphanage attached to the Convent.

May 20

1887

Promulgation of the decree(Quod jam pridem) by which the Trichur and Kottayam Vicariates were formed.

July 3

1888

Entrance of  Saint Euphrasia in the Boarding at Koonammavu.

July 28

1888

Founding the first branch convent at Mutholy, Pala.

August 17

1890

Bifurcation of the Congregation(TOCD) on the basis of rites(Later known as CMC &CTC).

July 28

1896

Re-organization of the Syrian Diocese-Trichur, Ernakulam and Changanacerry.

May 9

1897

Extension of the Congregation into Thrissur Vicariate; the first House at Ambazhakad.

May 24

1900

Starting of St. Marys Convent, Ollur.

April 22

1914

Demise of Fr. Leopold in Genova, Italy.

July 25

1950

Bifurcation of the Diocese of Changanacherry into Changanassery and Pala Dioceses.

April 8

1952

Bifurcation of the TOCD Changanacherry into Changanassery and Pala Provinces.

August 29

1952

Demise of  Saint Euphrasia.

June 7

1956

Pala Province Starts mission at Thalassery Diocese.

July 29

1956

Establishment of Kothamangalam Diocese.

July 20

1958

Ernakulam Vimala Province started the first mission house at Jalandhar in Punjab.

August 28

1961

Establishment  of Pavanathma Province, Kothamangalam.

October 30

1962

 Thrissur Province started the first mission house at Sirpur, Kagaznagar in Chanda -the first Syro- Malabar mission Diocese.

May 21

1963

Rev. Fr. Hippolitus is appointed as the papal delegate by the Congregation for the  Eastern Oriental Churches, for the cause of CMC Unification.

November 16

1963

Unification of the Diocesan units of TOCD & the election of the first Superior General.

April

1964

Beginning of "Carmelaram" Publication.

May 27

1964

Establishment of Thalassery Region.

January 15

1965

Establishment of Mount Carmel Generalate House in Aluva.

May 8

1966

Centenary Celebration of the Congregation.

March 2

1967

Pontifical status to the Congregation with the new name "The Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.) and the provisional approval of the first Constitution.

December 27

1967

St. Joseph Province, Thalassery started the first mission house at NR Pura in Karnataka.

Feb 18

1968

The Blessing of C.M.C. Generalate-cum-Juniorate building by His Eminence Maximilian Cardinal Furstenburg.

April 17

1968

The First General Chapter of C.M.C.

May 01

1969

The inaguration of Juniorate in the Generalate House, Aluva.

January 1

1970

The Revised Constitution of CMC promulgated for experimentation.

March 30

1974

Blessing of "Sanjoe" prayer house in Karukutty.

April 2-20

1974

Second General Chapter.

July 16

1975

Blessing of the first formation house for the mission novices at Pachmarhi in Bhopal Archdiocese.

May 19

1976

Establishment of Irinjalakuda and Palakkad Regions.

May 16

1977

Establishment of Jai Christo Vice-Province, Palakkad.

May 19

1977

Erection of Udaya Province, Irinjalakuda.

Aug 10

1977

Establishment of Kanjirappally Region.

April 11-20

1980

Third General Chapter.

April 19

1980

Erection of St. Joseph's Province Thalassery.

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Erection of Jai Christo Province Palakkad.

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Erection of Amala Province, Kanjirappally.

November 16

1981

Final Approval of the Revised constitution.

March 19

1982

Establishment of 'Sanjoe' Region, Manipur.

March 22

1982

Establishment of 'Pushparam' Region at Jalandhar in Punjab.

August 15

1985

Establishment of Christu Jyothi Region , Mancherial

February 7

1986

The visit of Holy Father Pope John Paul II in Kerala.

February 8

1986

Beatification of Bl. Chavara and Bl. Alphonsa.

February 10-13

1986

Fourth General Chapter (1st Session).

April 3-10

1986

Fourth General Chapter (2nd Session).

July 16

1986

Erection of Pushparam Province Ghaziabad.

October 31

1986

Establishment of Nirmal Jyothi Region, Bina.

November 10

1986

Inauguration - Chavara Sadan - Formation - cum - Missionary Orientation Centre at Bhopal.

February 15

1987

Establishment of Carmel Matha Region, Hazaribagh.

August 8

1987

His Eminence Cardinal Simon D. Lourdesamy , the Nuncio visited CMC Generalate.

August 29

1987

Mother Euphrasia is declared as Servant of God.

July 16

1987

Erection of Mary Matha Province, Angamaly.

February 12

1988

Release of the   Saint Chavara Stamp in Trivandrum by the Hon.Indian President  Sri.R. Venkitaraman.

February 13

1988

Silver Jubilee Celebration of CMC Unification.

May 21

1988

Establishment of Mt. Carmel Region, Bhopal.

August 03

1988

Establishment of Tabore Retreat Centre for the people of God in Pala.

August 31

1988

Centenary celebration of Mutholy Convent, the first CMC branch house.

October 15

1988

Inauguration  - Jnanodaya - Mission Juniorate House in Bangalore.

February 13

1989

Establishment of Carmelodaya Region, Wardha.

July 16

1989

Establishment of Sacred Heart Vice-Province, Mananthavady.

January 15

1990

Silver Jubilee of CMC Generalate House, Aluva.

January 30

1990

The Remains of the Servant of God Mother Euphrasia transferred from outside the Chapel to St. Mary's Convent Chapel, Ollur.

Nov. 29 to Dec. 2

1991

Fifth General Synaxis (1st Session).

April 4-11

1992

Fifth General Synaxis (2nd Session).

May 16

1992

Centenary celebration of Mount Carmel Convent, Vaikom.

December 12

1992

Demise of Mother Prima-Superior General (1986- 1991).

April 12

1993

Centenary celebration of Mount Carmel Convent, Changanacherry.

April 23

1993

Demise of Mother Celine  the First Superior General (November 1963 - April 1974).

May 1

1994

Silver Jubilee of Carmel Jyothi Vidyabhavan, Generalate, Aluva.

June 6

1994

Blessing of Villa Carmel Convent Rome.

January 31

1995

Centenary celebration of St. Teresa's Convent, Arakuzha.

April 17-27

1995

Fourth Renewal General Synaxis (1st Session).

June 23

1995

Erection of Sacred Heart Province, Mananthavady.

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Establishment of Christo Region, Indore.

July 8

1995

Establishment of Chavara Region, Kanyakurmary.

September 2-9

1995

Fourth Renewal General Synaxis (2nd Session).

September 4

1995

Demise of Mother Stella Maria - Superior General(1980 - 1986).

September 14

1995

Establishment of Sanjoe Vice-Province, Imphal.

September 18

 1995

Erection of Christu Jyothi Province,Mancherial

September 24

1995

Erection of St. Mary's Province Thamarassery.

October 17

1995

Erection of Carmelodya Province, Wardha.

October 20

1995

Establishment of Mt. Carmel Vice Province, Bhopal.

October 25

1995

Erection of Carmel Matha Province, Hazaribagh.

March 19

1996

Carmel Jyothi Vidyabhavan is affiliated to the Teresianum Pontifical Faculty, Rome.

May 9

1997

Centenary celebration of St. Joseph's Convent, Vynthala.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3

1997

Sixth Ordinary General Synaxis (1st Session).

December 1

1997

Erection of Mount Carmel Province, Bhopal.

February 1

1998

Centenary celebration of Sacred Heart Convent, Pulinkunnu.

March 18

1998

Constitution is revised in the light of CCEO and approved by the Holy See.

April 12

1998

Erection of Sanjoe Province, Imphal.

April 12

1998

Erection of Nirmal Jyothi Province, Bina.

April 22-29

1998

Sixth Ordinary General Synaxis (2nd Session).

April 30

1998

Erection of the Jagathmatha Region, Jagadalpur.

June 22

1998

Inauguration of Nirmal Jyothi Province, Bina.

July 16

1998

Starting of the Semi-Cloistered Contemplative Prayer Wing at Sanjoe, Karukutty.

May  09

1999

Centenary of Sacred Heart Convent, Karukutty.

May  22

1999

Blessing of the Spirituality centre in the Generalate, Aluva.

September  08

1999

Started the formation house for African Candidates in Katubuka,Tanzania.

May 24

2000

Centenary celebration of St.Mary's Convent, Ollur.

April 16-25

2001

Fifth Renewal  General Synaxis.

July 5

2002

Mother Euphrasia is declared"Venerable" by Pope John Paul II.

August 29

2002

50th Death Anniversary of Venerable Euphrasia.

October  01

2002

Blessing of the Carmel Novitiate House in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Africa.

October 17

2002

125th Anniversary of Ven. Euphrasia's Birth.

September 14

2003

Erection of Carmelgiri Province, Idukki.

November 30

2003

Seventh Ordinary General Synaxis began.

March 04

2004

Established Vimal Jyoti Region Rajkot, Gujarat.

April 16

2004

Seventh Ordinary General Synaxis- 2nd session began.

Feb 13

2005

First Profession and Vestition of the First batch of African novices in Katubuka.

May 02  

2005

 City based evangelization, a new ministry started.

December 03

2006

Mother Euphrasia is declared Blessed by Pope Benedict XVI

April 18

2007

Sixth Renewal General Synaxis began.

January 07

2008

Establishment of Carmel Mount Retreat Centre at Chetthipuzha in Changanassery.

August 15

2008

Inauguration of Chavara Region ,in Africa.

November 14

2008

Inauguration of Kurnool Region.

June

2009

Established Euphrasia Vidhya Bhavan  Juniorate house in Wardha.

November 27

2009

Eighth Ordinary General Synaxis-1st session began.

April 15

2010

Eighth Ordinary General Synaxis-2nd session began.

October 03

2010

Established Euphrasia Retreat Centre at Ollur in Thrissur.

November 01

2010

Eighth Ordinary General Synaxis-3rd  session began.

August 15

2011

Started a Thapas Bhavan, near Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady for Preaching and Counselling.

August 20

2011

Silver Jubilee celebration of Chavara Sadan, Bhopal.

September 06

2011

Blessing of Vimal JyothiRenewal Centre, Chunangumvely, Ernakulam.

October 02

2011

Eighth Ordinary General Synaxis-4th  session began.

March 04

2012

Established Sanjoe Retreat Centre for Sisters in Kothamangalam.

June 28

2012

Began Migrants Evangelisation ministry in collaboration with Kitex Childrenswear Ltd,Kizhakkambalam, Aluva.

August 22

2012

A new Cloistered Contemplative life style started inDarsana Bhavan at Karukutty.

April 15

2013

Seventh Renewal General Synaxis began.

April 22

2013

Opening of the Death Centenary Celebration of Rev. Fr. Leopold OCD, the co-founder.

July 04

2013

Death Centenary of the Servant of God Mother Eliswa, the first member of our Congregation.

August 25

2013

Synod Bishops paid homage to Bl. Euphresia at her tomb in St. Marys convent, Ollur.

September 07

2013

Jnanodaya  Juniorate House Silver Jubilee Celebration.

November 16

2013

Golden Jubilee of CMC Unification.

November 232014Canonization of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara (Founder)and Saint Euphrasia at Rome by Pope Francis
February 132015Sesqui centinnal Jubilee of the congregation started  (150th Year)
November 0120159th Ordinary General Synaxis - Ist Session
November 32015Mother Sibi is elected as the 9th  Superior General of CMC
February 62016Sesqui Centinnal Jubilee celbration at Koonammavu
May 10-212016 9th  Ordinary General Synaxis - II session