Snehagiri Missionary Sisters is an indigenous religious community in the Syro-Malabar Church with a Specific Charism of Witnessing the compassionate love of Jesus among the poor and abandoned, deriving spiritual power and strength from the Holy Eucharist. Inspired by the words of Jesus Christ “Whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did if for me” (Mt. 25:40), the religious community of the Snehagiri SMS was founded in the diocese of Palai on 24th May 1969 by Rev. Fr. Abraham Kaippanplackal.
While working as the Asst. Vicar of Lalam Church, the pathetic sights of the wandering children in the streets, kindled a new light in his compassionate mind . He talked with them, comprehended the throbbing pains of their little minds and adopted them to his mind as his own children. Then his dream for the better future of these children were realized by the support of some kind hearted people of his parish. With out delay a new shelter home was started for the care and well being of these wandering boys of Pala, Boys Town.
The specific charism of Snehagiri Missionary Sisters is witnessing the compassionate love of Jesus among the poor, abandoned and marginalized section of the society, deriving spiritual power and strength from the Holy Eucharist. Strengthened by the Holy Eucharist every morning we are send out to the poor with the compassionate love of Jesus. Thus we combine the life of Martha and Mary in our day today life. That is sitting with him on the Mountain and coming down to the valleys to share His love among the suffering people.