Origin

Origin

Origin

The Congregation of the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) was founded on 8th December 1908 at Chambakulam in the Arch Diocese of Changanacherry, Kerala, India. It had its Origin in the deep personal experience of the Eucharistic presence of the Venerable Mar Thomas Kurialacherry (1873-1925) an ardent Devotee of the Holy Eucharist. The inner call received by him was that the ‘Lord in the Blessed Sacrament must be known, loved and adored by all, always and everywhere’. He pursued this inspiration with courage, stability and absolute trust in the Lord and founded the Adoration Congregation in 1908. With the Co- Operation of Mother Mary Francesca de Chantal, the Co- founderess.

The Congregation had its humble beginning with five members in a cowshed at Edathua on 29th January 1908 and after a few days they were shifted to a boat house near St. George Church, Edathua. The first Convent was constructed at Champakulam and on 17th October 1910 the aspirants were shifted to the new building which eventually became the Mother house of the Congregation. On 3rd December 1911 the first five aspirants were vested with the religious habit.