St. Francis Xavier was a pioneering Roman Catholic missionary who was influential in the spreading of Catholicism in India. In the short span of ten years he visited many countries, traversed many seas and preached the Gospel. The zeal he displayed,the wonderful miracles he performed, and the great number of souls he brought to the light of true Faith, entitle him to be considered as the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.
On the footsteps of Mother Eliswa
Rev. Mother Eliswa, a widow of Vareed Vakayil of Koonammavu started the Congregation of Teresian Carmalites(C.T.C.) in 1866, the first native Congregation of sisters in India.
She strove hard to uplift the educational, social, cultural and vocational status of women and paved the way for starting academic and social institutions to empower the hapless women, contributing her own property and personnel.