Sr. Milani CMC (General Council3)
Sr. Milani Mary
Sr. Milani Mary was born as the daughter of Thomas and Clare Kallor on the Parish Ellangoi in Kanjirappally Diocese. She belonged to a God fearing family with deep faith and ideal Christian life. She had her secondary Education in our boarding at Kanjirappally. She joined Carmel after her Pre-degree. Her first profession was on 3rd May 1955 and final profession on 3rdMay 1958.
She had her post graduation in Botany at DePaul University Chicago, America. Then she joined as a faculty member in Botany in Assumption College Changanacherry. From 1963 to 1990 she was a teacher there . She was very friendly towards ,her colleagues and students. She had a pleasant face always and she was very meek. Everybody loved her . As a hostel warden, she was a success.For years she was the Junior Mistress at Holy Queens Provincial House ( 1968-72) The she was sent to Bhopal as the Superior of Carmel Convent there. Her term was still a cherished memory for the inmates of Bhopal of that time.As the general Councillor also she had done a wonderful job.
In 1977 Diocese was bi-foreated and Kanjirappally diocese was established . In 1978 CMC Kanjirappally region was formed. In 1980 when Kanjirappally region was raised to the status of the 9th Province of CMC, Sr. Milani Mary became its 1st Provincial. As the 1st Provincial Superior she had to undergo much difficulties. Construction works of new convents House for the formation of new candidates, Raising money to meet daily needs, everything was really challenging. But She was able to face them courageously and with serenity. She had much concern about each and everyone. She had a clear vision about the Province and its members. She did her best for its development. Her hands reached everywhere, in the kitchen to make delicious food, in the garden for its arrangement and produce new varieties of flowers, in the vegetable garden and in chapel for its decorations and also to make altar clothes.
Her time was the beginning of the diocese too. She was aware of the needs of the upcoming Diocese. She was ready to send sisters where it was necessary. She found it easy and necessary to cooperate with the Church Authorities. She was careful even in small things. She increased the talents that were given to her. She was a person of high ideals and simple life. The message that she gave in her last days can be summarized in these words Do the will of God. That is sufficient.
She celebrated her Golden Jubilee of First Profession on 26th January 2005. She had enough spiritual strength to go ahead tirelessly. During her last years she suffered from Alschheimen and Parkinsons disease. She was much grateful to the sisters and kitchen staff who cared for her. She prepared herself for the last journey with prayers. , praises and joyful heart.
She was called for eternal life on 17th July 2008. Her funeral was taken place on 18th July 208 in the Cathedral Cemetery at Kanjirappally and the main Celebrant for the last ceremony was Mar Joseph Powathil .
She was blessed with many spiritual qualities. She was famous for her honesty, justice, poverty, broad mindedness, prudence and prayerful life. While giving corrections to her sisters, she used to do it with motherly affection. She had sincere love for her Congregation and great obedience to the Holy Sea and other ecclesiastical authorities. On the whole she had a personality which was respected not only by the members of the Congregation but also by all those who came in contact with her.