Glimpses of Daughters of Mary
Priestly ordination of founder, Rev.Fr.Joseph Kuzhijalil.
Fr.Joseph Kuzhijalil arrived in Trivandrum according to the invitation of His Grace Mar Ivanios.
Fr. Kuzhijalil was sent to Marthandam and settled in a rented house.
Started mission work by celebrating the divine Liturgy in the rented house on St .Paul’s day.
38 families were baptized and established Marthandam parish.
Aleyamma Kallarakal and her niece Mary Vadakken visited Marthandam.
Aleyamma and Mary left home for Marthondom to found the congregation.
Aleyamma and Mary visited Mar Ivanios.
The founding day of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary. Laying the foundation stone of mother house.
Fr.Joseph got the order of approval for founding the congregation of the Daughters of Mary from His Holiness Pious 11th.
The newly built convent building was blessed and celebrated the divine liturgy by His Grace Mar Ivanious. The first members entered the novitiate and started living there.
The first profession of the first members –Sr.Mary, Sr.Agnes and Sr.Theresa.
His Grace Mar Ivanios appointed Sr.Mary as the first superior of the congregation. Mother Basim returns to SIC convent Nalanchira.
First General chapter –Mother Mary Kallarackal was elected as the first Superior General.
Fr. Elsevoose was appointed as the canonical visitor of the congregation.
The silver Jubilee celebration of founder father and the blessing of the grotto-‘Lourds Matha’.
Rev.Sr.Margaret DM was elected as the 2nd Superior General.
First death in the congregation.
Blessing of Kristu Raja Parish and the silver jubilee of the Congregation.
Silver Jubilee celebration of the first members’ commitment.
Rev.Sr.Scholastica DM was elected as the 3rd Superior General.
Congregation was affiliated to the Franciscan.
Renewal general chapter-Renewal of the constitution according to Vatican II.
Rev.Sr.Monica DM was elected as the 4th Superior General.
A common Juniorate house established in Aluva.
DM congregation was registered as a Charitable society
Rev.Sr.Monica DM was elected as the 5th Superior General.
Began to use the changed vestments of the congregation
Rev.Sr.Veronica DM was elected as the 6th Superior General.
Rev. Father Founder was honored with the position of Monsignor.
The reformed constitution was printed for the first time and was
distributed to the members.
Rev.Sr.Immaculate DM was elected as the 7th Superior General.
Rev.Sr.Immaculate DM was elected as the 8th Superior General.
The sad demise of Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil.
The establishment and blessing of the Generalate at
Rev.Sr.Felicitta DM was elected as the 9th Superior General.
Death of Rev Mother Mary Kallarackal, the Co-foundress.
Expiry of Sr. Theresa, the 3rd founding member of the
Blessing of “Thabor”, the Prayer House.
Declaration of 2 provinces
Official inauguration of 2 provinces, at Marthandom and
Pope John Paul 2nd approved the decree of raising DM
congregation into Pontifical Status
Official declaration of the Pontifical status of the Congregation.
Blessing of Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil Memorial School building
and Releasing of his Biography.
Rev.Sr.Immaculate DM was elected as the 10th Superior General.
Rev.Sr.Felix DM was elected as the 11th Superior General.
Mother Mary’s Birth Centenary; diamond Jubilee Celebration
of the congregation
DM Congregation was divided into 4 provinces and
2 Vice provinces.
The Constitution which was renewed in the light of the Cannons
of the Eastern Church and ‘Vitae Consecratae’ was approved.
Rev.Sr.Francina DM was elected as the 12th Superior General.
Amala Region was officially declared as Vice Province .
Kristuraja vice province was officially declared as Province.
Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Contemplation Wing
Inauguration of the ‘Sapthati’ of the foundation of the
Congregation and the blessing of ‘Sthapakasannidhi’.
Releasing of the Biography of the Co-foundress Mother Mary
Rev.Sr.Rosiline DM was elected as the 13th Superior General.
Mary Matha vice province was officially declared as Province
Rev.Sr.Giles DM was elected as the 14th Superior General.
Amala vice province was officially declared as Povince.
Rev.Sr.Lydia DM was elected as the 15th Superior General.
Inauguration of the Ruby Jubilee of the heavenly bliss of the Founder Rt.Rev.Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil at Marthandam Cathedral Church.