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MILESTONES

Date Events
23-12-1880 Birthday of our Co-Foundress Mother Mary Francisca de Chanthal
29-01-1908 Humble beginning of the Adoration Congregation in a cow shed at Edathua
01-02-1908 Foundation of the Congregation at St.George Church Edathua
10-12-1908 The Blessing of the First house in a temporary shed at Champakulam
03-12-1911 Episcopal Consecration of Mar Thomas Kurialacherry at Kandy in Sri Lanka
10-12-1911 Religious Vestition of the first five members of the SABS at Champakulam
18-03-1916 Perpetual Profession of the first four members at Parel church, Changanacherry
21-08-1916 Perpetual profession of Mother Mary Francisca de Chantal at the Bishop’s house Changanacherry
14-09-1917 Constitution was given by the Founder with the ‘Regula’ of St.Augustine
02-06-1925 Demise of our beloved Founder in Rome
30-04-1930 Mother Mary Philomina was appointed as the First Mother General of SABS
06-05-1930 Blessing of the first house at Koratty in the Ernakulam Archdiocese
25-07-1935 Founder’s mortal remains brought back & re-interred in the Cathedral, Changanacherry
28-08-1948 Establishment of the Ernakulam Unit, Mother Mary Cruz Mother General
08-04-1952 Establishment of the Pala Unit, Mother Mary Regina Mother General
22-04-1961 Establishment of Kothamangalam Unit, Mother Mary Cruz Mother General
15-09-1963 Unification of the Congregation, Mother Mary Espirith First Superior General unified SABS
24-04-1965 Erection of St.Joseph’s Province, Thalassery
17-06-1965 Starting of the SABS Generalate, Cenacle at Aluva
03-12-1965 Starting the mission work outside Kerala, Hundung in Manipur state by Pala Province
18-03-1966 Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Congregation & the First members
11-02-1968 Pontifical Status and approval of the Constitution of the SABSCongregation
18-03-1969 The blessing of the Generalate building at Aluva
25-05-1972 Demise of Mother Mary Francisca de Chanthal, Co-Foundress
11-02-1978 Erection of St.John’s Province, Kanjirappally
08-12-1983 Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the Congregation at Cenacle
12-12-1983 Superior General submitted an application to the Archbishop of Changanacherry, to take up the Causes of the Canonization of our Founder
01-10-1984 Demise of V. Rev.Fr.Sales CMI - President of unification process
27-04-1991 Closing ceremony of the diocesan process for the Causes of the Canonization of our Founder
28-03-1996 The “Positio Virtutibus” of the Servant of God Mar Thomas Kurialacherry, our Founder was submitted to the Congregation for the saints.
22-12-1997 Erection of Mananthavady Province
18-03-1998 Erection of Pavithrathma Vice Province of Jagadalpur
22-03-1998 Erection of Jyothirmai Vice Province, Ujjain
25-03-1998 Erection of Jairani Vice Province, Punjab - Orissa
29-03-1998 Erection of Christu Jyothi Vice Province, Satna
14-06-1998 Erection of Corpus Christi Vice Province, Dimapur
11-01-2001 Erection of Nirmal Rani Vice Province, Thrissur
15-09-2003 Vice Provinces of Jagadalpur, Satna, Punjab, Ujjain, Dimapur, Odisha and Thrissur attained the status of Province
17-01-2004 Erection of Vimala Matha Province, Thamarassery
19-01-2004 Erection of Vimal Rani Province, Palakkad
20-01-2004 Erection of Jai Matha Province, Idukki
11-06-2006 Starting of Zion Vidya Bhavan (Theology Course) at Cenacle
08-12-2008 Centenary celebrations of the congregation at Cenacle
14-01-2009 Inauguration of SABS Sion Region in East Africa.
02-04-2011 Founder Bishop is declared ‘Venerable’ by Pope Benedict XVI
05-09-2011 Definitive Approval of the Constitution
02-04-2016 Erection of Sion Province, East Africa
04-04-2016 Erection of Jeevodaya Province, Andhra