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CARMELITES OF MARY IMMACULATE [CMI]

St.Thomas Province, Kozhikode

Province: St. Thomas Province, Kozhikode
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Vayalil CMI
Address: Provincial House, Amalapuri, Calicut - 673 001
Phone: 0495-2765771, 2761058, 2361553, 2768939 (P)
Email: kozhikodecmi@yahoo.com
Houses in the Diocese: 10
Feast : Jul. 16
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Adivaram Gatzemene CMI Centre Thomas Thundathil Priest: 1 Adivaram P.O., Calicut. Tel: 9447081794
2 Amalapur St. Thomas Amalapuri (1954) George Kochuvelikkakath Deacon: 1 St.Thomas Provincial House, Calicut - 673 001, Tel: 0495 2765771, 2361553, F. 2761058, 2768939 (P); email: kozhikodecmi@yahoo.com
3 Devagiri Monastery (1958) St. Joseph Joseph Edappadiyil Priests: 12, Brothers: 12 St.Joseph’s Monastery Devagiri, Calicut - 673 008 Tel: 0495 - 2355134, 2357107, 235994 email: devagiricmi@bsnl.net
4 Chelannur Ashagram [2006] Thomas Koottiyaniyil Priest. 1 Chelannur P.O. - 673 616 Tel: 0495 - 2260912
5 Kakkadampoil Chavara Conte -mplative Ashram[2009] Jose Kappukatt Priest. 2 Valamthode, Kakkadampoil, Pin: 673604
6 Koodathai Lourdes Monastery [1962] Paul Chakkanikkunnel Priest: 5 Lourdes Monastery, Koodathai Bazar Lay Bro.1 Thamarassery, Calicut- 673 573 Tel: 0495 - 2248226, email: lourdeskoodathai@rediffmail.com
7 Marikunnu St.Thomas Mount [1966] Sebastian Adichilath Priests-2 St.Thomas Mount Marikunnu, Calicut - 673 012 Candidates - 12Tel: 0495 - 2730546, 2731639
8 Paroppady Silver Hills Ashram [1978 Joseph Padannamakkal Priests-4 Silver Hills Ashram, Paroppady, Calicut 673 012 ]Tel: 0495 - 2370150(R), 2370615, 2370075 (S)
9 Perambra Mother Teresa Mathew Kalarikkal Priest: 1 Mother Teresa College & Teacher Education Perambra - 673 525 Ph: 0496 2615774, 75, 76
10 Peruvayal Ashraya [1997] Mathew Kulappuram Priests-2 Ashraya Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Centre Peruvayal, Kalleri, Calicut - 673 024 Tel: 0495 - 2492386, 2491199

Coimbatore Preshitha Province

Province: Coimbatore Preshitha Province
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Antony Puthanangadi
Address: L.F. Mission Centre, Bharathiar University P.O., Coimbatore 641 046
Phone: 0422 - 2422789, 2423018 (p), Fax : 2422789
Web: www.preshitha.com
Email: preshithalfms@eth.net
Houses in the Diocese : 2
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Ponniamkurissy Ashram (1964) Sacred Heart Dany Kokkadan Priest: 1 Ponniamkurissy , Perinthalmannna, 679 322 Tel : 04933 - 227672
2 Vettathur Alphonsa (2006) Sunny Ukken Priest: 1 Vettathur - 679 326 Ph: 04933 245126

Devamatha Province, Trichur

Province: Devamatha Province, Trichur
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Pious Ukken
Address: Devamatha Provincial House, Thiruvambady P. O., Patturaikal, Trichur - 680 001
Phone: 0487 - 2337767, 2334430, 2337373, 2334331 (Fax)
Web: www.devamatha.net
Email: devamatha@vsnl.com, devmatha@rediffmail.com
Houses in the Diocese : 2
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Kadalundy St. Paul (1936) Pauly Thazhath Priests : 1 Calvary Hills, Kadalundy 673 302 Tel: 0495 - 2470271
2 Thenjipalam Deepti Cultural Centre (1976) Antony Thanickal Priests : 1 Calicut University 673 635 Tel: 0494 - 2400211

CONGREGATION OF THE SONS OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (CFIC)

Province: Indian Province
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. James Chitteth CFIC
Address: Orest Bhavan, Muttambalam P.O. Kottayam 686 004
Phone: 0481- 2578847 F. 2578747, 9447112775(P.)
Web: www.cficindianprovince.com
Email: jchitteth@yahoo.com
Houses in the Diocese : 2
Feast : Dec. 8
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Puthanangadi Luigy Bhavan (1990) Benny Cheradiyil Priests : 6 , Candidates: 16 Puthanangadi, Malappuram - 679 321 Tel: 04933 - 257430, 258166 Mob: 9495873870
2 Vengad Anandabhavan (2007) Mathew Thundiyil Priests : 2 Bro. 1 Vengad P.O., Malappuram- 679 338, Tel. 04933 264695,9447859710

LITTLE FLOWER CONGREGATION [CST]

Province: St. Thomas Province
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Variyamattam CST
Address: St. Thomas Bhavan, Chelavoor, Calicut- 673 571, Kerala, India.
Phone: 0495-2730196, 2730956(P) F: 2730957
Web: www.cstfathersstthomasprovince.com
Email: cstfrskkd@yahoo.co.in
Houses in the Diocese : 2
Feast : Oct. 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Chelavoor St.Thomas Bhavan (1993) Mathew Variyamattam Priests:6 Chelavoor, 673 571 Tel:0495 - 2730196, 2730956
2 Kaithapoil Sanjo Bhavan(1999) Boby Pullolickal Priests: 4 Puthuppady - 673 023 Tel: 0495 - 2235248; 9447338039

MISSIONARIES OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES [MSFS]

Generel : Very Rev. Fr. Abraham Vettivelil
Province: North East
Provincial: Very Rev.Fr. George Panthanmakkal
Address: MSFS Provincialate, PB. No. 308, Satgaon, Narengi, Guwahati- 781 027, Assam
Phone : 0361- 2648507 (P.), 2642174 Mob: 09435192890
Email: msfsghy@yahoo.com
Web : www.fransalians.com
Houses in the Diocese : 1
Feast : Jan. 24
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Pullanjimedu Vinaya Bhavan (1988) Sebastian Kuzhuppil Priests: 5, Candidates: 30 P.B No.9, Pullanjimedu, Thamarassery,Calicut - 673 573, Tel: 0495 - 2223330, 3961012 (R),Mob: 9446161311,

MISSIONARY CONGREGATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT [MCBS]

Generalate: Aluva
Superior General: Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Maleparambil MCBS
Address: MCBS Generalate, Chunangamvely, Erumathala P.O. Aluva 683 112
Phone: 0484 - 2837905, 2838305
Email: mcbs@vsnl.com, mcbsg@gmail.com, sgmcbs@vsnl.com
Province: MCBS Zion Province
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Zacarias Elavanal MCBS
Address: MCBS Zion Provincial House, Medical College, Kozhikode- 673 008
Phone: 0495 - 2358113, 2356035 (P), Provincial: 9483166161
Web: www.mcbscongregation.org
Email: mcbszion@yahoo.co.in
Houses in the Diocese : 3
Feast : Monty Thursady, May 7
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Pullanjimedu Sanathana Divyakarunya Vidyapeedam (2004) Joseph Pathiyamoola Priests: 6 Students: 65 Sanathana Major Seminary, P.B. No. 5, Thamarassery - 673 573Vidyapeedam Tel: 0495 - 2220930 / 31 / 32 / 33, Mob: 9745806086, 9745168335 (Procurator) email: sanathanadkv@gmail.com
2 Medical College MCBS Zion Provincial House (1998) Thomas Naduvilekunnakatt Priests:4, Brother: 1 Medical College, Kozhikode 673 008 Tel: 0495 - 2358113, 2356035 (P), 9448683215 (Admin.)
3 Chathan-gottunada Sophia Ashram (1960) George Theendaparayil Priests: 2 Chathangottunada P.O, Kozhikode - 673 513 Tel. 0496 - 2565842, 9496817138

MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF ST. THOMAS [MST]

Central House : Deepthi Bhavan, Bharananganam
Director General: Very Rev. Fr Kurian Ammanathukunnel
Address: Deepthi Bhavan, Melampara P.O., Kottayam 686 594
Web: www.mstworld.org
Email: mstgeneralate@gmail.com
Houses in the Diocese : 1
Feast : Jul. 3
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Vezhupoor San Thome MST (2005) Thomas Chirackal Priest- 2 P.B No.22, Vezhupoor, Thamarassery, Kozhikode - 673 573, Tel: 0495 - 2513022 Mob: 94 96 22 31 89

NORBERTINE'S MANANTHAVADY

  On Christmas Day, 1121, after spending a year in prayer and meditation, Norbert and his followers made their first profession of vows, thus founding the Canons Regular of Premontre, also known as the Premonstratensians or Norbertines. The men and women vowed to seek Christ by living in common, sharing all things in holy poverty, and dedicating themselves to ministering to God’s People. Norbert’s dream continues to find expression almost 900 years later in the lives and ministries of his followers throughout the world, imitating the Jerusalem Christian community in a life "ever ancient, ever new."

In 1126, when the order received papal approbation by Pope Honorius II, there were nine houses; others were established in quick succession throughout Western Europe, so that at the middle of the fourteenth century there were some 1,300 monasteries for men and 400 for women. The Norbertines played a predominant part in bringing of Christianity to the territories around the Elbe and the Oder rivers.

The "Norbertines", also known as the Premonstratensians (O.Praem) and in Britain and Ireland as the White Canons (from the colour of their habit), are a Catholic religious order of canons regular founded at Prémontré near Laon in 1120 by Saint Norbert, who later became Archbishop of Magdeburg. Premonstratensians are designated by "O Praem" following their name Order of Premontre.

Saint Norbert had made various efforts to introduce a strict form of canonical life in various communities of canons in Germany. In 1120 he was working in the now-extinct Diocese of Laon, in the Picardie region of northeastern France. There, in a rural place, called Prémontré, he and thirteen companions established a monastery to be the cradle of a new order. As they were canons regular, they followed the Rule of St. Augustine, but with supplementary statutes that made their life one of great austerity. As the Premonstratensians are not monks but canons regular, their work often involves preaching and the exercising of pastoral ministry; they frequently serve in parishes close to their abbeys or priories.

By the beginning of the nineteenth century the order had become almost extinct, only eight houses surviving, all in Austria. However, there was something of a renaissance, and at the start of the twentieth century there were 20 monasteries and 1,000 priests. As of 2005, the number of monasteries had increased to nearly 100 and spread to every continent. In the twenty-first century, like all Canons Regular they follow the Augustinian Rule. According to the sources available there are some 1,000 male and 200 female members of the Order.

The Structure

As each abbey or priory is autonomous, practices and apostolates differ; some are contemplative in character at the same time others are highly active in pastoral ministry. However, each is guided by the Rule of Saint Augustine as well as the Constitutions established by the General Chapter which is held every 6 years. Demonstrating Norbertine unity, the general Chapter includes representatives from both male and female communities. The head of the Order, termed Abbot General, resides in Rome, and he is assisted in his duties by the Definitors (High Council) as well as commissions established for various aspects of the Order's life such as Liturgy and inter-abbey communications. On 30th Sep 2003 Abt. Thomas Handgraetinger is elected as the 64th Abbot General of Norbertine Order.

As of 2008, there are Premonstratensian abbeys or priories throughout the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

ORDER OF CARMELITES [O.CARM]

Province: St. Thomas Province India, Thrissur
Provincial: Very. Rev. Fr. Sojan Neendoor
Address: Carmel Sadan, Chettupuzha, Thrissur 680 621
Phone : 0487- 2362234 (fax), 2360678
Email: stthomasprovince@yahoo.co.in
Houses in the Diocese : 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Perinthalmanna Carmelgiri Ashram (1989) Sebastian Aricheril Priest: 1, Brother: 1 Mattarackal, Thazhekode, Perinthalmanna - 679 322 Tel: 04933 - 212775, mobile: 9447668157

ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR (OFM CAP.)

Province: Pavanathma Province
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Karingadiyil OFM Cap.
Address: The Capuchin Provincialate, Mele Chovva P.O. Kannur 670 006
Phone: 0497- 2725500 / 01 / 02 / 03 / 04, Mob: 8547575220
Web: www.pavanathma.org
Email: pavanathma@gmail.com
Houses in the Diocese : 3
Feast : Oct. 4
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Perambra Padua Ashram (1979) Shaju Anithottam Priests: 3 Perambra - 673 525, Tel: 0496 - 2610202, Mob.: 9447817505
2 Arimanal Yesu Nivas (1973) Varghese Mundackal Priest: 1 Arimanal, Kalikave - 676 525, Tel: 04931 - 217175
3 Kundayithode Santhi Ashram (2002) Biju Madhavath Priests: 3 Kolathara P.O. Kozhikode - 673 655 Tel: 0495 - 2485709, 2560333 (S.B),

ORDER OF THE DISCALCED CARMELITES [OCD]

Province: Malabar
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Sebastian Koodappatt OCD
Address: Mount Carmel Prov. House, Cotton Hill, Trivandram - 695 014
Phone : 0471- 2332117 (P.), Off:2328103 Fax: 2328191, 2324404, 2335812, 2320702
Email: mlbrocd@yahoo.com
Web : www.malabarprovinceocd.com
Houses in the Diocese : 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Koombara(1971) Avilagiri Ashram Joseph Mechery Priests: 7 Koombara Bazar, Kozhikode - 673 604, Tel: 0495 - 2277333, 2277590 Mob: 9446974745, 9496400026

SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO (SDB)

Province: Salesian Province of the Sacred Heart, Bangalore
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam SDB
Address: Don Bosco Provincial House, P.B. No. 551, Milton Street, Bangalore, 560 005
Phone : 080-25494765(P.), 25494758-63 F. 25494766
Web: www.dbbangalore.org
Email: ink@vsnl.com; provincial@dbbangalore.org
Houses in the Diocese : 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Perinthalmanna Carmelgiri Ashram (1989) Sebastian Aricheril Priest: 1, Brother: 1 Mattarackal, Thazhekode, Perinthalmanna - 679 322 Tel: 04933 - 212775, mobile: 9447668157
1 Mampetta Don Bosco Inst. of Technology (1995) Thomas Parappally Priests: 3,Brother: 1 P.O Mukkom - 673 602, email:dbmampetta@dataone.in Tel: 0495 - 2297287, 2298577, Mob:

SOCIETY OF THE CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE [PALLOTINES - SAC]

Province: Prabhu Prakash Province, India
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickackal
Address: Pallotti Bhavan, Seminary Hills, Nagpur- 400 006, M.S
Phone : 0712- 2510639 (P), 2510080, 2510680 F. 2510756
Email: pallotti_ngp@sancharnet.in
Houses in the Diocese : 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Mukkom Pallotti Villa (1989) Chandy Paul Chettukulam Priests: 3 P.O Mukkom, Kozhikode. - 673602 mob.: 9447507868 (P) Tel: 0495 - 2297201, 2298497, 2297587, 2296677 (Sch.)

THE ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR (OFM)

Province: St. Thomas the Apostle
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Babu Jose Pamplani
Address: St. Anthony’s Friary, 85, Hosour Road, Banglore - 560 095
Phone : 080 - 25531265, 41116800, F.: 25537046
Email: ofm.india@gmail.com
Houses in the Diocese : 2
Feast: Oct. 4
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Chippilithode Assissi Ashram (1997) Thomas Joseph Kochumannarath Priests: 1 Adivaram P.O., Pin: 673 586 Tel: 0495 - 2509000, mob.:9349532770

VINCENTIAN CONGREGATION [VC]

Province: Mary Matha
Provincial: Very Rev. Fr. Paul Puthuva VC
Address: Vincentian Provincial House, P. B. No.1 Angamaly South-683 573
Phone : 0484-2452336, 2453878, 2619212 Fax: 2453547
Email: marymatha@eth.net
Houses in the Diocese : 1
No Place Name/Estd. Superior/Fr. No Address
1 Puthuppady Vincentian House (1986) Romulus Nedumchalil Priests: 3, Regent : 1 P.B. No. 1, Puthuppady - 673 586, Kozhikode Dt. Mob.: 9447419200Tel : 0495 - 2234412 (Ret.Cent.), 2510115, 3258384
2 MedicalCollege Centre (2001) De Paul Care Sebastian Nediyanani Priests: 1 Med.College, Mayanad, Kozhikode - 673 008 Tel: 0495 - 2357712, 5576349, 5561463, Mob: 9847719190
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