Congregation of Carmelite Religious, are women consecrated to God, with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel as our Patroness. We are committed to the cause of education, in response to the charismatic inspiration of our foundress Mother Mary Theresa Veronica of the Passion.
It was on 16th July, 1868 that she founded the Apostolic Carmel - a Carmel for the Missions - in real poverty at Bayonne, France. It was here that she began moulding young girls into a Religious Order to work in India. She sought God's will in everything and exhorted them to be obedient and humble. She was a women of integrity, conscious of her rights and responsibilies. She gave her all for this selfless service. She passed into glory on 16th November, 1906.
The first batch of Sisters arrived in Manglore in 1870. It was from here that the Carmelites gradually spread to the Malabar Coast where there was need for Catholic education. By 1880 the Congregation took root at Holy Angels' Convent, Trivandrum, from where it has spread it branches in India and abroad.
Following in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ and our foundress Mother Veronica, we impart fullness of life through our apostolate of education and social work. We reach out to all God's children especially girls, women and the marginalised. We strive to produce intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons who are responsible and available for the greater service of the country and of the world.