Congregation of the Preshitharam Sisters (CPS)

CPS a religious congregation of the Syro-Malabar Church was founded in1964 by Reverend Fr George Kochuparambil in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam in Kerala, India, in order to visit the poor and the sick in their homes, to educate the children of the poor, and to teach catechism in the villages where other sisters do not normally go. The occasion for the establishment of this institute was to mark the silver Jubilee of the priesthood of Joseph Cardinal Parecattil, Archbishop of Ernakularn. The institute uses the Common Rules of the Daughters of Charity with some adaptations. Priests from the Vincentian Congregation of India are engaged in their formation program. The Malayalam name of this institute means "Garden of Missionaries." (Generalate: Preshitharam Sisters, Kalady, Ernakulam 683574, Kerala, India).