Franciscan Clarist Congregation

St. Francis, a, poor humble man of Assisi, who lived in the 13 century, influenced the life of certain women in Kerala towards the end of 19 century. The simplicity led to foundation of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation in 1888 in Changanacherry .The Congregation grew fast attracting many young women who wished to lead a dedicated life and gradually independent units sprang up in dioceses. Responding to the call of Vatican II, renewal and adaptation took place and unification of the different units took place. It is a pontifical Congregation in Syro- Malabar rite. Now F.C.C. has grown into an International Congregation having 24 Provinces and 2 regions in India and a Region in Germany. Many of the Provinces have started small communities abroad like  taly, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, U.S. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa apnd New Guinea. We render our service in old  age home, Orphanages, Hospitals, Educational institutions and Boarding houses etc. The apostolic mission of FCC is to work tirelessly for the spread of the Kingdom of God, for the whole world, taking up its Spiritual Motherhood, considering the humble loving service done to all, especially the poor and the downtrodden as our right and privilege, with total trust in the providence of God, working hard to lead all people to the love of God and bearing witness to the Gospel values, being even ready to be martyred for the sake of Jesus.