Official Website of Bishop Mar Mathew Makil


Mar Mathew Makil was born on 27th march 1851 at Manjoor in Kottayam District. He was appointed Vicar General for the Southists in the Vicariate of Kottayam in 1889. When the Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam and Trichur were re-organized into Trichur, Ernakulam and Changanassery in 1896, he was nominated Titular Bishop of Trallus and appointed Vicar Apostolic of Changanassery. In 1911, a new Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam was constituted exclusively for the Knanaya Catholics and Mar Mathew Makil was transferred to Kottayam as Vicar Apostolic. He died at Kottayam on 26th jan 1914

A Brief Biography of the Servant of God Mathew Makil 

This is a glance in to the life and deeds of a simple and sincere human being who rose to divinity with his sacrifice, sufferings and dedication: His strength was his utter trust in God. “Not my will, but Yours be done” (Lk.22:42) was his motto. And he accepted everything that came in life-good or bad with equanimity. He is Bishop Mar Mathew Makil, the first Vicar apostolic of Changanacherry and Kottayam, the good shepherd of the syrian christians, the founder of the Visitation Congregation, and the spiritual inspirator of the Knanaya Community.