St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of the religious congregation Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I) is our role model and his vision is made manifest in our institution.
He has left his indelible marks in the spheres of education, social reform, media, culture and religious formation. India’s first indigenous religious congregation for men, C.M.I was his brainchild. In 1831, along with the support of Fr. Thomas Palackal and Fr. Thomas Porukara, the C.M.I was established which sparked off a spiritual renovation in the Church.
St. Chavara established the first Catholic Sanskrit School in 1846, seminaries for education and formation of the clergy, a publishing house, a home for the dying and the destitute as well as schools for general education. His claim to Education for All lead to the provision of education for girls as well as for people from all walks of life. He was a great educationist and a builder of institution. As a champion of social reform and a man who stood for integration, he has bequeathed us a legacy which we at Christ proudly uphold.