St. Mary’s Arts and Science College Cherupanathady is an educational institution managed by the congregation of the Sons of Immaculate Conception founded after Blessed Luigi Maria Monti in Italy. The college was established in the year 1998. The institution indeed is a realization of the Congregations aims for assisting the youth in their integral growth. The education mission of the congregation comprises a variety of duties that coverage in the one objective of Charity.
St. Mary’s college being a part of its education mission realizes very sincerely its objective of educating the aspiring and ambitious youth particularly from the rural belt keeping in mind their holistic growth and development. The existence of this Institution in this area for over a decadent has contributed commendably in moulding and shaping the career of a large number of young stars apart from the social education and cultural growth and upliftment of the region.
CONGREGATION OF THE SONS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (CFIC)
The Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic Religious Congregation founded by Blessed Luigi Maria Monti and has its General administration in Rome, Italy. The pioneer of CFIC in India is Rev. Fr. Mathew Chemmarapally.
In the month of September 1969 Fr Mathew met two CFIC religious, Fr Peter Broghi and Bro Romeo Simoni at Cheruvandoor, Kottayam. By the end of the year he received an invitation from the superior General and he presented it to his Bishop. After a long silence he was permitted to join in the congregation. Thus Fr. Mathew left for Rome in the month of June 1971. On 24th June 1972 Fr Mathew with Fr Victoria visited India and they got the permission from Bishop Cornelious of Vijayapuram Diocese to open the first house Nirmalagiri, at Peroor. The first house, Nirmalagiri was blessed on 25th May 1976 by Bishop Cornelious.
After the initial growth that gave priority to vocation and formation, the CFIC in India gradually flourished with its variety of charitable activities manifesting all aspects of the charism of its founder blessed Luigi Maria Monti. At present the Indian CFIC has eleven communities. The CFIC in India though took bright in Kerala it flourished and extended its branches to the near by states like Odisha, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Rev Fr Michael Perniola CFIC
Fr Shaji Thomas Ullatil CFIC
Rev Fr Jose Mathew Parayil CFIC
Fr Sinju Thanniparambil CFIC
Fr Varghese Kochuparambil CFIC
Fr Jibin Vazhakkalayil CFIC