Kottiyam Carmel is the inspiration dream and toil of 2 saintly persons, His Excellency Rt.Rev.Jerome Maria Ferdnandes and Rev.Mother Angel. This foundation was inaugurated on 23rd Oct 1966. It is a daughter Carmel of Kottayam which has its origin from St.Maravillas the then prioress of Cerro De los angeles. Thanks to the care and maternal intercession of St. Teresa, God raised ‘Cordis Jesu Convent’ to be the mother House to the Carmel of Odisha and Trivandrum. At present the community is having 12 Nuns including 2 extern sisters.