The congregation of the sisters of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) has its origin in the personal experience of the Eucharistic presence of Venerable Mar Thomas Kurialacherry (1873- 1925), an ardent devotee of the Holy Eucharist. The inner call received by him was that the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament must be known, loved and adored by all, always and everywhere. He pursued this inspiration with courage, stability and absolute trust and founded the Adoration Congregation on 8th December 1908. He shared this Charism with Mother Mary Francesca De Chantal, the co-foundress and the first member of the congregation.
Our charism is devotion (Bhakthi) to the Holy Eucharist, which consists in a life of total surrender to the Lord. The core of this devotion is a deep personal attachment to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. We foster the spirit of Eucharistic devotion in us and in others through the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Prime importance is given to the Eucharistic apostolate. To share the Eucharistic love with the brethren and thus to draw all to the table of the Eucharistic Lord, besides the Eucharistic apostolate, SABS extends their services in the fields of Education, Healing, Social Welfare and Missionary activities according to the needs of the time and place.
Our congregation was raised to the pontifical status by His Holiness Pope Paul- VI on February 11, 1968. The general curia of the congregation operates from Cenacle, Aluva, Kerala. Now Mother Grace Perumbanani SABS is the Superior General of the congregation.