Name : Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (CIC), Madurai
Patroness : Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
Founder : Rev.Fr.Augustine Pereira
Co-Founders : Rev. Fr. Julius Larmey SJ,
Rev.Fr.Eugene Nespoulous SJ
Co – Foundresses : Visuvasam, Viagammal, Annammal and Savariammal
Place : N.Panjampatti
Origin of the 1st Community,called Beates : February 2nd 1899
Established as a Religious Community : July 2nd 1911, Madurai
Motto : In the Loving footsteps of Mary Immaculate
Charism : Preaching the Good news to the poor in Simplicity and Love
Recognized as a Congregation of the Diocesan Right : December 8th 1921
Pontifical Right : January 19th 1993
Creation of Regions (3) : Madurai, Paramakudi and Palayamkottai
May 1st 1984
Creation of Provinces (3) : Madurai, Sivagangai, and Palayamkottai
February 7th 1997
Apostolate : Evangelization, Pastoral Ministry, Medical Care, Education, Social Service, Inter – faith Dialogue and Culture and Communication.
No.of Sisters : 760
No. of Convents : 167
No.of Dioceses in Ministry : 38