Msgr. Joseph Kandathil

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A person of heroic virtue. A young priest of 33 who committed his life to God and to his brethren. He listened the voice of God, reflected, and bring it in action. “When you did it to the least of My brethren, you did it to Me”(St.Mt.25/40)became the light for his future plan strength in his helpless time, turned as fire in his heart and wisdom for his memory. God prepared him to do these services even from his childhood and molded for the same during his seminary studies. He heard the helpless cry of “Lepers” - the least and last of our society of that time (1942). First few years he himself nursed them and then with the help of sisters from other congregations. In 1949 he founded our congregation “Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate” to take care of Leprosy Patients. He extended his mission wherever it is needed; like, schools for deaf, blind & mentally challenged. His eyes always turned to the needy. He neither published his services nor allowed anyone to do it.