THE CONGREGATION OF THE SISTERS OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Imitation of Christ was founded in 1925 by Servant of God Arch Bishop Mar Ivanios. He was the soul founder of the Reunion movement. The specific object of this Congregation is to continue the redemptive work of our Lord uninterrupted, to offer spiritual service to the people of India and to contribute to the spiritual renewal of the Malankara Church. We are running Hospitals, Schools, Orphanages, Home for the aged, training centers for the physically handicapped & leprosy eradication programmes and community development programmes etc.
The name “Bethany” helps to fulfil this obligation. Like Mary of Bethany, at the feet of Jesus lost in contemplation, like Martha, at the service of others and like Lazar the evangelist, spreading the good news. Ever since the reunion, the Congregation is growing and flourishing in and outside Kerala. Motivated by our objectives, we as a Congregation try to live up our call to be with the Lord and to do His Will.