Msgr. C. J. Varkey
First Spiritual Director of Shalom Ministries
Fr. Varkey, who was sensitive towards the spiritual needs of his parishioners, founded the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate on Sept 8th, 1962. After 16 long years of service in the parish of Kulathuvayal in calicut district,India. He was appointed the Corporate Manager of the School and transferred to Koothuparamba. He served at this post for 6 years after which he handed over the charge to his successor Rev. Fr. Mathew Chalil and returned to Kulathuvayal parish on June 21, 1973. He took charge as the full time Director of MSMI congregation and stayed at Generalate in Kulathuvayal.