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Praised be Jesus Christ!
    I want you to get to know a Religious Society that was started in 1977 in Mananthavady, Kerala, and has now grown, and spread, rendering services especially to the needy children and destitute old people and in various other areas, as inspired by Jesus. It is the Society of Kristudasis (SKD).
    Would you like to follow our works of love and mercy? We are opening our website, just for you and for all who have the little ones of Jesus at heart. We welcome you cordially to our site and to any suggestions that might crop up in your mind to ameliorate our services.
Inviting you to share with us the love and joy of Jesus,
Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy

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Our Founder

Emaritus Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy is the Founder Father of the Society of Kristudasis. Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy was born at Vilakkumadam in the diocese of Palai on December 13, 1930. His parents were Kurian and Rosa and he had a brother and 6 sisters. He had his seminary studies at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva and at the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He was ordained priest on December 22, 1956 in Rome. After the ordination he continued his studies there and took doctorate in Canon Law and Civil Law in the Lateran University. Emaritus Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy is the Founder Father of the Society of Kristudasis. Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy was born at Vilakkumadam in the diocese of Palai on December 13, 1930. His parents were Kurian and Rosa and he had a brother and 6 sisters. more

History

The Society of Kristudasis (SKD) Handmaids of Christ) is founded by His Grace, Emaritus Archbishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy in 1977, the then Bishop of the Diocese of Mananthavady. It was a response to the pressing pastoral and missionary needs of the Diocese of Mananthavady that came into existence on 1st March 1973. Rt. Rev. Dr. Jacob Thoomkuzhy was appointed as the first Bishop of the Diocese. He took upon himself all the travails “until Christ be formed” (Gal 4: 9) in the lives of the people of God entrusted to his pastoral care. The Diocese of Mananthavady was erected for the migrated people from the central Kerala. As the people continued to migrate, the Diocese felt the need to have a “group of dedicated women who will be directly at the service of the people in local parish communities.” This idea was expressed by many people especially the priests. more

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EIKON

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Today, the human race is involved in a new stage of history. Profound and rapid changes are spreading around the whole world. Triggered by the intelligence and creative energies of man, these changes recoil upon him, upon his decisions and desires, and upon his manner of thinking and acting. Hence it is timely and relevant to think of a true cultural and social transformation in the society. We plan this change molding the children, the hope of the future.  There is a need for a well-designed intervention to ignite the minds of students, thereby placing them on a higher path of human achievement, with their inner energies unleashed and channelized. It was with this underlying premise of ‘focused intervention’ that Eikon was conceptualized and launched.

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