About our Foundress Blessed Mother Mariam Thresia
Blessed Mother Mariam Thresia, born on 26th April 1876 in Kerala, is the foundress of the Congregation of Holy Family. Her prophetic vision encompassed her passion for the Lord and compassion for his people. At a time, when women were suppressed by the dominating society, she broke the shackles of confinement and progressed in her mission of unconditional service.
Holy Family Congregation was founded in 1914 by the visionary zeal of Blessed Mother Mariam Thresia, a pioneer in the field of family apostolate, beatified on 9th April 2000. She has been the guiding star to her followers who have vowed to implement and accomplish her divine mission.
Her heroic venture of building up families paved the way for a stronger society. Her conviction, grit and determination enabled her to overlook oppositions and to forge ahead in building up ideal families. She built up the congregation with spiritual wealth of prayer, penance, piety and charity. On 8th June 1926, she left for her heavenly abode. Her sanctity was recognized by the church and Pope John Paul II declared her “Blessed” on 9th April 2000.
The sisters of the congregation of Holy Family enliven her vision and strive to accomplish their noble mission. The flame lit by this “Blessed Mother” continues to glow and shine with greater intensity. Students and staff who enter Holy Family Convent School share in our endeavor to scale new heights and to pass on this “flame” to the world all over.
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