Milestones of FCC



1875

Secular Franciscan Third Order started functioning in the Parish of Pala under the leadership of PuthenparampilThommachan.

1875

Eight pious women, members of the Franciscan Third Order started living as a community at Kannadiyurumpu Pala.

1888

Eight pious women received the Religious Habit from Bishop Charles Lavigne at St. George Church, Edacatt, Kottayam and starting  of St. Germaines orphanage  atChanganassery.

1901

Mar Mathew Makil, the Vicar Apostolica of Changanassery gave a Constitution to the members of the Congregation

1909

The Rule of the Franciscan Third Order and Constitution of the Franciscan Sisters of Oldenburg Indiana, USA was given to the sisters.

1910

The First Convent at Karuvannur at Trichur Diocese was founded by Rev. Mother Anna Clara and Rev. Mother Louisa with the help of Rev. Fr. Antony Kavungal when Mar John Menacherry was the Bishop of Trichur. Foundationof new unit of FCC in Trichur Archdiocese

1928

First Convent - Sacred Heart FC Convent Angamaly was inaugurated in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly when Mar Augustine Kandathil was the Bishop of Ernakulam. Foundation of new unit of FCC in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese. Mother Mariam Thresia and Team are the pioneer members.

1934
1936

First canonical Novitiate of the Congregation began in Changanassery
St. Alphonsa completed Novitiate at Changanassery and took the perpetual vows

1946

Demise of Sr. Alphonsa at Bharananganam

1952

Alphonsa Province Pala was formed

1953

Sr. Alphonsa was declared the Servant of God

1956

Pala Province started Mission at Malabar

1956

Congregation was affiliated to Capuchin Order in Rome

1960

FCC started the First North Indian Mission at Agra Archdiocese, Uttar Pradesh by FCC Thrissur Unit with the permission of the Holy See

1962

Vimala Province Kothamangalam was formed

1970

Unification of the Congregation

1970

Inauguration and Blessing of Portiuncula , the Generalate of Unified FCC

1970

Rev. Fr. Hippolytus OFM Cap was appointed the Papal Delegate of the Congregation

1970

Rev. Mother Maurus was elected the first Superior General of the Unified FCC

1970

The First Foreign Mission was started in USA by Kothamangalam Province

1970

1st issue of Snehadeepthi a quarterly bulletin of the Congregation was released.

1971

The Franciscan way of Life Franciscan JeevithaCharia was implemented

1973

His Holiness Pope Paul VI approved the Constitution and raised the Congregation to Pontifical Status

1973

Common Juniorate began at Portiuncula FCC Generalate

1980

Rev. Mother Romuald of Pala Province was elected the Superior General

1984

Sr. Alphonsa was declared as Venerable.

1986

Ven. Alphonsa was beatified by Pope John Paul II at Kottayam

1986

Rev. Mother Celereena, Thrichur was elected the Superior General

1988

Centenary of the congregation was celebrated.

1991

Rev. Mother Henry Suso was elected the Superior General

1993

St. Joseph Province Malabar was bifurcated as St. Josephs Province Thalassery and St. Francis Province Thamarassery.

1997

Rev. Mother Marianna was elected the Superior General

1997

Started Common Juniorate in North India

2000

Began a Contemplative Ashram Life in FCC and started functioning at Shanthi Ashram Munippara, Irinjalakuda Diocese in 2006.

2003

Started a House in Rome under Generalate

2003

Rev. Mother Ceelia was elected the Superior General

2006

A Region was formed in Germany functioning now in St. RemigiusHaus Wuppertal

2008

Bl. Alphonsa was Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI.

2008

Releasing of commemorative postal stamp of St. Alphonsa in Delhi

2009

Releasing of coin in honour of St. Alphonsa

2009

Rev. Mother Sinclare was elected the Superior General

2010

Golden Jubilee of FCC Mission

2013

Post Centennial Silver Jubilee celebration of the Congregation

2016.       Rev. Mother Ann Joseph was elected the Superior General



 

 

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