Council of Catholic Women of India is a Registered Society under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 (Reg. No.147 / 84-85 dated 17.7.1984.
The Founding Ecclesiastical Advisor, Fr. Agostino Agneletto, S.J., spelt out the spirituality of the CCWI as:
- Love of God, the Gospel of the Church and its teachings
- Leadership in Service
- A universal outlook
There are 35 active units spread over the length and breadth of the country. The units are known by various names:
- Catholic Women’s League
- Mahila Sangh
- Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
- Ladies of Charity
- Catholic Women’s Fellowship
The Council of Catholic Women of India (CCWI) was inaugurated in 1964 at the time of the Eucharistic Congress held in Bombay with representatives from 15 dioceses. Now, the CCWI has emerged as a strong body of women and has been established in many dioceses of India.
- The CCWI is recognized by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI).
- It is affiliated to the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO).
- We work along with the CBCI Women’s Commission in many dioceses.
- We also interact with women’s groups of other Christian denominations.