Journey to sainthood: Mother Mary Celine declared 'Servant of God'

Mother Mary Celine of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, was on Monday elevated as the 'Servant of God', the first step  on the way to sainthood.

Published: 10th April 2018 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2018 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

The commencement of the cause of the 'Servant of God' at Archbishop's house in Kochi | Albin Mathew

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Mother Mary Celine of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, was on Monday elevated as the 'Servant of God', the first step on the way to sainthood.Cardinal Mar Alencherry of the Syro- Malabar Church led the ceremony held at the Bishop's House here. Auxiliary Bishops Sebastian Adayantharath and Jose Puthenveettil also participated in the ceremony.

Mother Mary Celine was born on July 4, 1906 as the seventh child of Ouseph Payyappilly and Kochumariam in Muzhikulam. She became a CMC sister in 1928.  After securing BA from Maharajas College, Ernakulam, she worked as a teacher in Ollur, Karukutty. She was later elected first as the Superior General of Ernakulam and Kothamangalam Provinces and then the Superior General of the whole CMC Congregation.  Her intense deep prayer life, spirit of sacrifice and foresight enabled Mother Mary Celine to overcome the difficulties and struggles of unification and the beginning of the Central House Generalate at Thaikattukara, Aluva. She could start  the juniorate there with the help of the seminary professors at Mangalappuzha .  During her 11-year term as Superior General  she was able to bring about a spirit of prayer and unity among the members. In 1974 she retired and entered into deep prayer life at Sanjoe Bhavan, Karukutty. She died on April 23, 1993.

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