Congregation of the Mother of Carmel(CMC)


The congregation of the mother of carmel, which sprang up by the strenuous efforts of BI.Fr Chavara kuriakose Elias and the Italian Missionary Rev.Fr Leopold Beccaro O.C.D. on 12th February 1866 at Koonammavu, now in the archdiocese of Eranakulam,is a Pontifical Congregation of the Syro-Mlabar Rite for Women. Thes humble beginning with 4 sisters in a bamboo house,has now grown in to an international congregation with more than 6270 members rendering selfless service through love in 4 continents Asia, Africa, America and Europe, under 20 Provinces and 6 Regions.
The mount Carmel Province of the  C.M.C in Central India originated as an offshoot of Holy Queens Province Changanacherry. CMC has Stepped into the Soli of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1968 in B.H.E.L. Mount Carmel Region Was Inaugurated in 1988 and was raised to the status of Vice province in 1995. It Became a Full-fledged province in 1997.at present, mount Carmel Province, Bhopal,has 16 houses in India and one in abroad, the members ofthis province render selfless service to the church the Archdiocese of Bhopal, Agra, Diocese of Balasore, and Ujjain. Presently, CMC Bhopal province has 95 finally professed sisters, 10 temporary professed sisters, 3 Novices 4 aspirants and 15 candidates.


In response to the invitation of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. John perumattom, Bishop of Ujjain, the C.M.C Sisters from Pala came to Ujjain in the year 1978 and started their apostolic work in school at Makodi-am in Agar Road. But later it was handed over to the C MC chengancherry procince, which later became the Mount Carmel Province, Bhopal. At present they have 5 convents and 25 sisters render their service in the Eparchy of Ujjain. The Sisters concentrate more in all- round development of the children thorugh English and Hindi Medium Schools run by the eparchy of Ujjain and the own. Sisters visit houses and hospitals and thereby try to have a holistic approach to all the people of the locality. Sisters involve with deep interest in the projects for social upliftment and  women empowerment, conduct medical camps, orientation classes, non- formal and adult education as well as prayer meetings.


C.M.C at a Glance

Province' Professed Sisters

105

Novices

3

Convents in the eparchy of Ujjain

5

Members Working in the eparchy

25

Apostolates engaged

 Education
Pastoral ministry
Social apostolate
Ministry among the HIV/AIDS infected and affected children
Caring for the sick