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 “My Soul Magnifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”   
Lk. 1: 46

I am born on 18th of March 1960 in Manimala, Kottayam District, Kerala.   My parents are Mr. Brusally Mathai and Rosamma. We were six children, three boys and three girls. I am the fifth among them. I lost my elder brother in his early age and all others are married and settled in different parts of India.

My primary education was in the State school.  Completion of high school was in Chavara Memorial School managed by the Congregation of Mary Immaculate (CMI) priests in Karikatoor, Kerala.

My house was close to the church premises where CMI priests are working.       

I had ample opportunities to attend daily Holy Mass and other spiritual practices. My parents were very religious minded and strict to all the spiritual practices. They were a source of inspiration in my life. 

I used to see many religious and priests of our neighbors who are working as missionaries in north India coming for home holidays. They were an inspiration for me to become a missionary. Fr. Joseph Pullenkave, my neighbor, introduced me to our congregation.

I joined the congregation in July 1982 at Pithora. All my religious formation was in Pithora under the guidance of Sister M. Gerburg and Sister M. Hedwig.             

I completed Masters in Social Work after joining the Congregation.   

I made my first profession in 1986 November 22nd and final profession in 1992. I had the privilege of celebrating my silver jubilee of religious vows with my companions in 2011.

I am a social activist. I had the opportunity to serve the poor people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Utter Pradesh and Jharkhand. At present I am working in Kurkuria mission, Ranchi Arch diocese.

I am grateful to God and all those who helped me to grow in God’s love and compassion.  I am happy to be part in the struggles of our poor Tribal people.