Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) is a religious community which originated in the mind of Fr. Mathew Alakalam. His companion, Fr. Joseph Paredom co-operated with him in nurturing this new idea. They, with the blessing and permission of Mar James Kalachery, the late bishop of Changanacherry, had the congregation founded on 7th May 1933 at Mallappally. Before long the residence was shifted to Kaduvakulam, and the Little Flower Ashram there is the Mother House of the congregation.
The founding Fathers of the congregation have entrusted the institution to its members, as their spiritual heritage, a religious life marked by love and single-minded devotion to the Eucharistic Lord and missionary vitality. Its charisma is to live and proclaim the Eucharistic Mystery that is celebrated, to gather the children of God around the altar, to ‘praise God in the midst of His Church, to take part in her sacrifice and to eat the Lord's supper and to uphold the real presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The members try to obtain this through their dedicated life and various apostolates.
The congregation has, at present, 369 professed members. There are 39 novices and 166 minor seminarians. It has 76 Houses and Institutions in various dioceses in and outside India.
Our mission is rooted in the fact that music-making is a unifying activity that crosses the boundaries of culture, language and financial status and also to train the finest musicians of tomorrow, but to provide a complete well rounded music and academic education that will equip our graduates to have the discipline, diversity, and cultural appreciation that will enable them to become future leaders in not only music but other areas as well.
Our vision is to transform traditional academic and conservatory instruction and performance to an environment that combines innovative research and technology with the art of music.As a nation our art, culture, knowledge, and humanity is the greatest gift we can give to the next generation. Music is at the heart of our culture and humanity.