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This is a congregation of religious sisters, originated in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese during 1975, the International Year for  Women. It was started by Rev. Fr Thomas Maliekal in Mallussery Parish  situated 8 kilometers west of Angamaly, Kerala, India. 

Status: This congregation was at first approved as a Pious Union of Women Living in Common by the late Cardinal Mar Joseph Parekattil in 1983. It was  elevated to the status of a Diocesan Congregation by His Eminence Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil in 2000. 

September 8 is the Foundation Day and December 25 the Elevation Day of  this congregation.  At present there are more than 60 members. Rev. Sister Rosy is the Superior General. 

The generalate and formation houses are at Mallussery. There are six houses in Ernakulam Archdiocese in Kerala State and two houses in Chanda  diocese in Maharashtra State and two houses in Adilabad Diocese. One in Thrissur diocese.

Founder
  


Rev. Fr Thomas Maliekal
Superior General


  
Rev. Sister Rosy

Charism: St Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, is the patron saint of the congregation. The simple, pious and holy life and divine  service of this silent Saint of the Bible is the model for the members of  congregation. Following the footsteps of the patron, charism is formulated to help the needy, protect the weak, and support the poor with physical, social and pastoral care. 

Vocation: Service-minded Catholic girls below the age of 25 and having good health can join the congregation after their high school studies, whether passed or failed. The application can be given at any time; but preferably in June. 

 They will have to undergo two years' pre-novitiate training and two years' Novitiate before First Profession and five years' trial service before the Final Profession.  The trainees have to pay for their studies during the first two years. They are also requested to deposit an amount as patrimony (family share) in the congregation according to their ability. 

Apostolate: One of the main apostolate of this congregation at present is Nature Cure. They run three residential hospitals of their own, wherein the inpatients are admitted and cured without any medication, but with  water, sun, mud, massage, herbal, fasting, dieting, Yoga and meditation, prayer etc. 

This is a registered Charitable Society No. under the Charitable Act as No. ER 364/92. Donation to this society is tax exempted as Per Rule 21/9/80 of the income tax act.  

Address: 
Holistic Sanatoriums
St. Theresas Nature Cure Centre
Moozhikulam ,P.O. Kurumasseery 683579
Kerala, South India.
Tele. No. 0484 2473 221

By now, about 25 thousand chronic patients were cured in these hospitals. The expenses at the hospital, which vary from Rs 400 to 1900 per day per head, are met by the beneficiaries themselves. 



Nature Cure Centre, Moozhikkulam

The members of the congregation conduct health awareness classes for the public.  They impart training to girls in cutting and tailoring,  They run daycare centres and play schools, and working women hostel.  They also take up Family Apostolate. 

Cardinal Padiyara Nature Cure & Yoga Ashram, Kakkanad

Address:  
Sadhu Sevana Sabha
Mallussery P O , Vattapparambu , 693579 , Kerala, India
Tel: 0484-2473231, Mob: 9447302524. 
 
Hospitals.
Kakkanad: 0484-2422276, Mob. 9605434339 
Moozhikulam: Mob. 9539469435 
Chandrapur: 07172-271724
Bellampally: 08755-226597
E-mail: frmaliekal@yahoo.in, srjissa.s@gmail.com 
Website: www.naturecurecochin.org 

 

  

2001- 2003 Sadhu Sevana Sabha, Mallussery P O , Vattapparambu , 693579 , Kerala, India , Tel: 0484-2473231