Jagat matha Province


                        Bastar  , the Southernmost part of Madhya Pradesh is a thick forested , tribal belt rich with minerals and forest province, a land of festivals and odd traditions culture. A call came to the C.M.C. jaya Matha Province from  High above to go to this virgin soil to work in the vineyard of the Lord! The Exarchate of Jagdalpur was established in 1972. On the request of Msgr. Paulinose jeerakath CMI the first batch of missionaries Sr. Rositta , Sr. Pa  tience and Sr. Lucin Mary reached Kirandul on 23rd June 1972 along  with Rev. Fr. Simon Stock and  Rev. Fr. Edmund. They started their service in Prakash Vidyalaya Kirandul run by the pilar Fathers of Goa. The first convent  was in Kirandul which was an undeveloped hilly area, an iron –ore project area of the NMDC surrounded by hills .

                      The  second convent was opened at Kanker in 1974, then a village about 200 km from Jagdalpur. There Sisters render their service in an English Medium school and in-charge of the Boarding  for tribal children attached to it. A convent was opened at Kothagaon in a mud house offered by the villagers in 1978. With the collaboration of Fathers, Sisters entered into the heart of the village through dispensary, village development programmes, Grihini Schools and Boarding houses and the face of the village got changed. then Sisters moved to another new village Bhiragaon in 1986. In the same year due to a divine inspiration and interest of Rev. Jose Palathara, Sisters opened an English medium School at Kondagaon which is a full fledged Higher Secondary School now. ON 19th March 1991 a convent Chavara Sadan was blessed and  inaugurated here .

                    At first  the convents at Jagdalpur were under Jaya Matha Province Pala, but later because of geographical nearness got annexed to christu Jyothi Region Mancherial in  1988 and in 1995 Christu Jyothi Province was erected. In 1997 our Sisters extended their activities to Raipur Diocese also rendering service in a school and parish at Bhatapara. The Jagat Matha Region with 6 convents and 32 members was erected on 28th May 1998 as a dependent Region of pala Jaya Matha Province. It was a landmark in the history of Jagdalpur   mission. In 2000 we took the charge of the priest home at Amilidih, Raipur. In the same year a convent with the purpose of the development of the village and initial formation of condidates was opened at Bhanpuri, jagdalpur. The opening of a convent and school at Tilda in 2003 is another stepping stone in the progress of the Region. In 2009 May 27th Jaya Matha Province handed over Vimala Carmelite Convent Pizhaku to the Region  as a recruiting house .  

                     At Muniguda in Odisha, opened a convent in 2014 renovating a convent demolished, Kandamal riot of 2008. There the activities of the Region extended to Odisha state too .

                        The  Region had been focusing its activities mainly in the development of the rural people. Sensing the need of a convent  in the center of the diocese in 2018 a convent attached with a hostel for the students of near by schools & collage run by CMI Fathers, opened in the heart of jagdalpur city. The Region has been getting votations from the soil of  Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha & Andra pradesh By the Grace of god  .

                        The Region stepped ahead in the path of growth, since the member of the Region and the mother Province found that the Region has grown enough to stand on their feat, it is as vice Province on 10th March 2019, and to the state of Province on 2nd may 2019 which is  the 24th province of the congregation Chavara Sadan Kondagaon is the provincial  house at present.

                        The newly formed province is in the path of progress with 12 convents spread out in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Kerala. The province gratefully remember our forerunners who were pioneers in this mission, acknowledge sincerely the leadership given by them .  

                        The Province gratefully remember our fore runners who were pioneers in this mission acknowledge sincerely the leadership given by them.