This is a congregation of religious sisters, originated in
Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese during 1975, the International Year for
Women. It was started by Rev. Fr Thomas Maliekal in Mallussery Parish
situated 8 kilometers west of Angamaly, Kerala, India.
Status: This congregation was at first approved as a Pious Union of Women
Living in Common by the late Cardinal Mar Joseph Parekattil in 1983. It was
elevated to the status of a Diocesan Congregation by His Eminence Cardinal Mar Varkey
Vithayathil in 2000.
September 8 is the Foundation Day and December 25 the Elevation Day of
this congregation. At present there are more than 60 members. Rev. Sister
Rosy is the
The generalate and formation houses are at
Mallussery. There are six houses in Ernakulam Archdiocese in Kerala State and
two houses in Chanda diocese in Maharashtra State and two houses in
Adilabad Diocese. One in Thrissur diocese.
Rev. Fr Thomas Maliekal
Rev. Sister Rosy
St Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, is the patron
saint of the congregation. The simple, pious and holy life and divine
service of this silent Saint of the Bible is the model for the members of
congregation. Following the footsteps of the patron, charism is formulated to help the needy, protect the weak, and support the poor with physical,
social and pastoral care.
Service-minded Catholic girls below the age of 25 and having good health can join the congregation after their high
school studies, whether passed or failed. The application can be given at any time; but
preferably in June.
They will have to undergo two years' pre-novitiate training and two
years' Novitiate before First Profession and five years' trial service before the Final Profession.
The trainees have to pay for their studies during the first two years. They are also
requested to deposit an amount as patrimony (family share) in the congregation according to their ability.
One of the main apostolate of this congregation at present is Nature Cure. They run three residential hospitals of
their own, wherein the inpatients are admitted and cured without any medication, but with
water, sun, mud, massage, herbal, fasting, dieting, Yoga and meditation, prayer etc.
is a registered Charitable Society No. under the Charitable Act as No. ER
364/92. Donation to this society is tax exempted as Per Rule 21/9/80 of the income tax
St. Theresas Nature Cure Centre
Moozhikulam ,P.O. Kurumasseery 683579
Kerala, South India.
Tele. No. 0484 2473 221
By now, about 25 thousand chronic patients were cured in these hospitals. The expenses at the hospital, which vary from
Rs 400 to 1900 per day per head, are met by the beneficiaries themselves.
Nature Cure Centre, Moozhikkulam
The members of the congregation conduct health awareness classes for the public. They impart training to girls in cutting and
tailoring, They run daycare centres and play schools, and working women hostel.
They also take up Family Apostolate.
Cardinal Padiyara Nature Cure
& Yoga Ashram, Kakkanad
Sadhu Sevana Sabha
Mallussery P O ,
Vattapparambu , 693579 ,
Tel: 0484-2473231, Mob: 9447302524.
0484-2422276, Mob. 9605434339
Moozhikulam: Mob. 9539469435