CherupushpaMission League (CML) is an indigenous pious organization for Catholic children, founded in 1947 at Bharanaganamin Kerala, the Lisieuxof India. CML is working with St. Theresa of Lisieuxas its heavenly patroness and St. Thomas,St. Francis XavierandSt. Alphonsaas its co- patrons and patroness. His Holiness Pope Leo XIII prophesied that salvation of India is in the hands of her children.
Taking the words of Holy Father as the motto, this organization is meant for the lay apostolate in the various diocese of India and away in many foreign countries as well. This organization was started functioning in 1947 in Bharananganam..
The wide spreading of CML was accelerated by the establishment of Thalassery Diocese in 1953. Mar Sebastian Vallopilly, the first Bishop of Thalassery Diocese. Rev. Fr. Peter Kuttiyani was appointed as the first director of CML on Sep. 24, 1958 and a diocesan managing committee was elected in 1959 Apr. 2. From then onwards, CML is the most important and flourishing lay organization in our Diocese and it continuous to grow, instilling a missionary zeal in the youngsters.
At the root of CML is seven member group, subsequently, the parish, Forane, and Archdiocesan units are followed. It is at these different levels that the various programme are planned and implemented..
Cardinal Mar George Alencherry
Mar George Njaralakkatt