The Congregation of the Holy Family was founded by Blessed Mariam Thresia on 14 May 1914 with the special charism of Family Apostolate. Mariam Thresia tried to reach out to families through sharing the compassionate love of Christ Crucified. The motto behind her house visits was the Sanctification of families, “to make every family a holy family” like the Holy Family of Nazareth. This is inspiration behind our family apostolate.
CHF Pavanatma Province IFDF started in 1984 and functions as a co-ordinating and unifying centre for family apostolate activities of Chf Pavanatma Province. Imbibing the spirit and charism of Bl.Mariam Thresia, the foundress of the Congregation of the Holy Family, IFDF renders guidance and help for the holiness and wholeness of families.