SABS Congregation

Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS)

  The Congregation of the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) was founded officially on 8th December 1908, when the first members received the religious veil at St.George’s Church Edathua. It had its origin in the personal experience of the Eucharistic love and presence of the Venerable Mar Thomas Kurialacherry (1873-1925) the first bishop of Changanacherry and Rev. Mother Francisca de Chantal (1880 – 1972), the first member of the congregation. The community life of the members for the SABS congregation has begun at the Cattle shed at Edathua of the Servant of God Puthenparambil Thommachen, who was known as ‘Kerala Assisi’. The beginning of the first convent was on Dec.10, 1908 at Champakulam in the district of Alappuzha in Kerala state in South India.

  Mar Thomas Kurialacherry says that even from his childhood, he earnestly desired to have a group of people to adore Holy Eucharist, the supreme expression of the love of God to mankind. He was fortunate indeed to have his studies in Mannanam and priestly formation in Propaganda College Rome, where he could deepen his love for the Eucharistic Lord. He used to visit the chapels near the school and College spending time with the Eucharistic Lord in adoration.. The long hours spent before the Blessed Sacrament in the Perpetual Adoration chapels instilled in him a deep personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist and an ardent desire that the Holy Eucharist be known, loved and adored by all, always and everywhere. He was attracted and influenced by the word of God “I am come to cast fire on earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?” (Lk.12, 49). He wanted to bring all the people to the true faith and adoration which he considered would bring victory over the ignorance, faithlessness and adultery prevailing in his home land Kerala and in India.

  While a Seminarian in Rome, he also had a vision in sleep that a group of sisters were adoring the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in his home land. Thus a strong desire gave him the impetus to found a Congregation for women to adore the Blessed Sacrament constantly (day and night) like angels before the heavenly Throne. Following his ordination on 27 May 1899 Fr. Thomas Kurialacherry returned to Kerala as an enthusiastic young priest with the desire to begin the congregation. During a Sermon on “Devotion to the Sacred Heart" in his own parish of Kalloorkad church in Champakulam, a young widow, Philomina Vallayil experienced an unusual kind of joy and peace within her. After the sermon she met the priest and expressed her desire to accept religious life to adore the Lord. He in his turn hoped that she would be the right person to work with him to establish the new congregation that he had visualized. He enthusiastically blessed her saying “You have come to me today like a Chantal going to Francis de Sales and a Clare going to Francis of Assisi and your aims and intentions could be materialized only by Almighty God and His blessed Mother". (Autobiography of Mother Chantal)

Venerable Mar Thomas Kurialacherry, Founder

  Thomas Kurialacherry, fondly called as Kunjuthomachen was born on January 14th, 1873 at Champakulam in Changanacherry, Kerala to Chackochen and Accamma. As a child, he grew up with extra ordinary goodness and piety. From his tender ages onwards Thomas had a special devotion to the Eucharistic Lord and Blessed Mother. To be a priest was his lifelong desire and he took the decision for priesthood while he was studying at Mannanam. While having his seminary education in Rome, being influenced and inspired by the Perpetual Adoration sisters who used to spend their day and night in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, he received an inner call to make the Eucharistic Lord known, loved and adored by all, always and everywhere. During the nine years he spend at the Propaganda, he excelled in everything and in the College register it is recorded about him as the first in everything, thebeloved leader of the classmates and a zealous missionary.

Mother Mary Francesca De Chantal, Co-Founder

  Mother Chantal (Philomina Vallayil) was born on 23 December 1880 to Mathew and Mariamma at Champakulam. From her young age, she was impelled by a desire to love the Lord with her whole heart and give herself in service of the poor and needy. She had taken a firm decision right from her childhood which she kept intact till her death that she would not cause pain to Jesus or Mother Mary. Showing deep interest in spiritual activities, she attended daily Mass and was an active member of the Sodality of our Lady. Though she wanted to fulfill her desire to serve the humanity by becoming a Religious, she was forced by the family to give consent for her marriage. But, within a short time, she became a widow and returned to her own home in Champakulam. God in His providence had prepared Philomina Vallayil to receive the very special gift of Eucharistic love. She spent her widowed days at home in silence, solitude, prayer and penance, cherishing and nurturing her desire to dedicate herself to God and His children. The unexpected encounter with Fr. Thomas Kurialacherry at Kalloorkatt Church opened a new way for her and it filled her with strength and inspiration. She found in him a spiritual guide who would lead her to her real destination.

Principal Message

Profesor Name
Sr. Simy Scaria

  “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare day” – Malcolm X
 I am honoured and exceptionally privileged to be the Principal of Jai Rani SABS Public School, Balussery. We are confident and believe that God has blessed us in so many ways. We believe that each child is a special gift of God and is gifted with lot of potential. Jai Rani imparts education to children to develop their knowledge, skills, moral values, positive thinking and the attitude of giving to the less privileged of society.
 The aim of our education is to open up the minds of students & prepare them to face the world. As the principal of this esteemed institution, I urge all my students to:
Imagine with all their mind, Believe with all their heart & Achieve with all their might.
“My God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” - (Phil 4:19)


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