Mother Mary Celine CMC (Superior General)
Mother Mary Celine was born on 4th July 1906, to Ouseph Payyappilly and Kochumariam as seventh child in Muzhikulam. She had her education in the Govt. school at Vattapparambu and became a CMC sister in 1928. She did her B.A. in Maharajas College, Ernakulam. She was a teacher in Ollur, Karukutty. In 1963, the different wings of T.O.C.D. (at present CMC) got united into one Congregation. She was elected first as the Superior General of Ernakulam , and Kothamangalam Provinces and then the Superior General of the whole CMC Congregation . Her intense deep prayer life, spirit of sacrifice and foresight enabled her to overcome the difficulties and struggles of unification and the beginning of the Central House Generalate at Thaikattukara, Aluva. She could start the juniorate there with the help of the seminary professors at Mangalappuzha . She also took initiative to begin the first prayer House Sanjoe Bhavan in Karukutty. It was she who planned and started the Nursery School, Primary School, Social Welfare Centre and Vocational Training Centre at Thaikattukara. In 1968 she was re-elected as Superior General. During her term as Superior General for 11years she was able to bring about a spirit of prayer and unity among the members. In 1974 she retired and entered into deep prayer life at Sanjoe Bhavan, Karukutty. She left all her dear ones on 23rd April 1993 to receive the Heavenly Bliss.
She spent her whole time in prayer and sharing her God experience with the crucifix and rosary in her hand, she was in deep contemplation and she had nothing else to speak about except Gods love. She was an inspiration and model to all.