Snehagiri Church Mala. Snehagiri was founded in 1978 as a Charitable and Social Service Society under the guidance and leadership of Fr. Paul Kodiyan CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate). He is the director of Ampazhakad Monastery’s Social Service Department and he did this together with lay representatives from the locality. The grounds for the Snehagiri Housing Plan, the heart of the entire Snehagiri Project, could be acquired through a donation from the Olsberg Parish (Germany) to celebrate Fr. Werner Chakkalackal CMI’s Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee. Today, the education efforts also include preparing students for higher education. Fortunately, online resources make this easier and at Snehagiri, the online Covcell GED Programs course is used that works wonderfully!
It wasn’t long before the Snehagiri Project became a relatively large organization with numerous activities, so the Directing Board made a request to the Province of Devamatha to set up a CMI center in Snehagiri. St. Theresa Monastery’ prior, in his letter of July 26, requested the Provincial Council to establish a CMI Center at Snehagiri, for which he held unanimous consent from the local synaxis. The CMI Center, a full member of the CMI Devamatha Province, was given the name of Snehagiri Bhavan.
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, or CMI, is the first and also the largest Catholic Church congregation for men in India. The congregation was founded in Kerala in 1831, and since then it has expanded beyond Kerala’s boundaries to even areas outside …Continue reading