About Us

Our Story

In the month of March, 1958 a spiritual movement started at Moolamattam in the diocese of Palai, Kerala, India. This Spiritual movement should certainly be attributed to Mar Sebastian Vayalil, the first Bishop of Palai and Mr.Mathew Joseph Kalapura a layman of pious disposition from the parish of Moolamattam, in the diocese of Palai.

The Bishop had a long cherished desire to start an institute for women who wanted to lead a religious life, but who had neither sufficient financial background nor adequate educational requirements for the admission in the existing religious congregation. At that time a small building  was donated by Mr.Mathew Joseph Kalapura for starting this institute and it was blessed by Mar.Sebastian Vayalil on 11th march  1958 and named it as “St.Martha’s Bhavan’’.

Our Overview

About

Sisters of St. Martha’s Congregation or SMC was founded by Mar Sebastian Vayalil and Shri Joseph Kalapura on 1958 March 11,under the Syro Malabar rite at Moolamattam Kerala,India. The congregation grew and now with the status of Major archi Episcopal. Our heavenly patroness is St. Martha and our motto is “To serve is glory”. 

Members

Our Superior General is Rev.Sr.Snow Mary SMC. We have a strength of 258 members out of which 249 are Perpetually Professed. We have 9 temporary professed members,9 novices, 10 postulants and 15 aspirants in our congregation.

Our Emblem

The Emblem proper to the Congregation of the Sisters of St Martha bears:  the Scripture, a Lamp, the Circle, an Image of St Martha inside the Burning Flame, the beautiful St Thomas Cross crowning the Circle and the Motto.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to the humble service of the poor, especially women and children. To live this mission concretely, we give creative expression through various apostolates like pastoral care, catechetical ministry, social service, healing ministry, teaching and service to the physically and mentally challenged.

The vision of the Sisters of StMartha Congregation is to serve God and His people through humble service. Thus we witness the compassionate love of Jesus among the poor and the abandoned, deriving the spiritual power and the strength from Jesus of Nazareth

We embrace the special charism of rendering humble services to the poor, especially women and children. We follow Jesus Christ who is the perfect model of humble servic

The motto of the Sisters of St Martha Congregation is “To serve is Glory’’ Our heavenly patroness is St Martha and her life style is the model our consecrated life.

Our Administration

Name

Role

In-charge

Rev. Sr. Snow Mary Kothakulathil

Superior General

Rev. Sr. Sneha Vettickamattathil

Councillor

Vocation & Formation

Rev. Sr. Anjali

Councillor

Spirituality

Rev. Sr.Santeena Vadana

Councillor

Finance & Public work

Rev. Sr. Anciline Chooranolickal

Councillor

Education & Mission

Rev. Sr. Jasmine Kochuparambil

Procurator General

Finance

Formation

Vocation is the most precious gift God showers upon the human heart. Always He separates a particular group of people for Him. Whenever He calls a man; He lives with him and guides Him according to the will of the Father.  The twelve disciples, who were selected from the world, were formed for a period of three years. The presence of Jesus and His inspiring words transforms their lives for a new life where they start to catch man instead of fish. A thorough formation is a must for every person who is called God.