Who we are?

Caritas Secular Institute is an Institute of Archeparchial right for the consecrated women in Knanaya Catholic Archeparchy of Kottayam. It was founded in 1961 by the then Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil. The institute is consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and Pope Pius X is our Patron. It is a medico-social institute whose members are consecrated by the profession of the three evangelical counsels according to its constitution under a lawful superior. It is grounded by the code of Canons of the Eastern Churches(CCEO) as well as its own Constitution and Directory in accordance with which our Institute and its house legitimately created are by law itself juridical persons.

The Caritas Secular Institute is a consecrated and charitable association of a religious minority within the purview of the Constitution of India. It aims at working for the welfare of the people through medical, social and other charitable activities.

The source of our spirituality is the charity of Jesus and in Him the members find august example of life dedicated to God the Father and to humanity. By fulfilling their own particular duties, the members manifest Christ to others and transform humanity according to the measure of Christs gift(Eph. 4: 7). The Caritas Secular Institute aims at these goals and concentrate on those fields which are proper to its charism.