About Carmelite Convent English School
We, the congregation of Carmelite religious are women consecrated to GOD under the patronage of the blessed mother of Mount Carmel motivated and inspired by the Zeal of our charismatic foundress, mother Mary Teresa veronica of the passion. We carry on the apostolate of education and other works of mercy in many parts of the country
Mother veronica nee Sophie Leeves was born of English Anglican parents on 1st October , 1823. In the happy , religious and cultured atmosphere, she received a liberal education. A highly accomplished women of strong faith, fluent in Greek , French and German, she was a dedicated missionary and a committed educationist. Her search for truth led her on relentlessly. She joined the convent of saint Joseph of the Apparition in 1851. Sister veronica later opted for the Cloistered Carmel at PAU in 1867.
It was on 16th July 1868 that Mother veronica founded the Apostolic Carmel in real poverty at Bayonne, France. Here she trained young sisters to work in India. A women of great integrity, she braved many hardships to fulfill her dreams. Her saintly life came to a close on 16th Nov 1906.
The first batch of sisters arrived in Mangalore in 1870. It was from that Carmelites gradually spread to the Malabar Coast. In 1880 the Congregation took root at Holy Angels convent, Trivandrum, from where it has spread its branches in India and abroad.
Following the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our foundress mother Veronica, we the C.C.Rs impart the fullness of life through our apostolate of education and social work. We reach out to all god’s children especially girls, women and the marginalized. We strive to produce intellectually competent, morally upright, socially committed and spiritually inspired persons to act as leaven in the society and create a new world order of love and brotherhood.