Cherupushpa Mission League ( CML ) is the biggest Missionary Organisation for Laity in Asia. CML was started under the guidance and blessings of the Bishop of the Changanacherry Arch Diocese Mar James Kaalassery, in the year 1947 at Bharananganam by the living legend of Kerala Church – Kunjettan (Mr. P.C. Abraham Pallaattukunnel) and Late V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Malipparambil who was the founder Director of CML.
When India got independence, most of the foreign Missionaries had retired from their activities and they returned to their home countries. The Mission activities across the country got stagnated due to the scarcity of dedicated Missionaries. During this period Mr. P.C. Abraham Pallaattukunnel was inspired by the words of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII – “The Salvation of India is in her Sons itself”. He was motivated by Saint Alphonsa of Bharananganam and he decided to do something to boost the Mission activities across the sub continent. Accordingly he met Rev. Fr. Joseph Malipparambil who was the Assistant Vicar of Bharananganam and shared his wishes. At last they have decided to start an organisation –“Cherupushpa Mission League” to foster Vocation Promotion and to help Mission Activities across the country by means of Man, Money and Prayers.
CML was inaugurated on the 3rd of October 1947 by the Aux. Bishop of the Diocese of Kottayam Mar. Thomas Tharayil at Bharananganam. Following were the first members of CML
- 1. Rev. Fr. Joseph Malipparambil
- 2. Mr. P.C. Abrabam Pallaattukunnel (Kunjettan)
- 3. Mr. T.T. Mathew Thekkumkattil
- 4. Mr. M.K. Joseph Maramattom
- 5. Mr. P.J. Thomas Palaplackal
- 6. Mr. T.T. Mathew Thakidiyel
- 7. Mr. K.S. Mathew Kizhakkekara
The growth of CML was unbelievable. Within no time CML spread across all most all dioceses of Kerala. Now CML units are functioning in all most all parishes of the three different Rites of Kerala church, in different dioceses across India and in various countries like USA, UK, and in some Gulf Countries.
Fostering the Mission Spirit and Assisting the Missionaries by means of Prayer, Man and Money Vocation Promotion Personality Development.
MOTTO OF Cherupushpa Mission League
Love Renunciation Service and Endurance.
- St. Therese of Lisuex
- St. Thomas
- St. Francis Xavier
- St Alphonsa of Bharanangaanam