Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

St Joseph's province, Thiruvananthapuram

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Lourdes Carmel Ashram
Phone:0091-4735 230179
Rev. Fr. Prefect
Lourdes Carmel Ashram
Ayroor South - 689 611
Kerala, India
E-mail: -
Place: Ayroor
At Ayroor, by the side of Kallada River, Fr. Kuriakose Pattathil, the then prior of the S.H. Monastery, Chethipuzha, with the help of Mr. Ninan Varghese Villoth of Ayroor, set up a house in 1925 for the CMI scholastics for rest and relaxation during the summer holidays. As it was a Jacobite and Marthomite centre, the fathers staying in the house took special interest in apostolic activities among them and reunited many families to the Catholic fold. People thus reunited had to follow the Syro-Malabar rite as the Syro-Malankara Church did not exist at the time. The CMI chapel at Ayroor became in course of time as a parish church of the diocese of Changanacherry. The parish continues even today.

Recently the two-storied building was renovated and well furnished. Today it is considered an ecumenical centre. Priests both of the Malankara Church and of the Syro-Malabar Church come to the house for monthly recollection and annual retreats and also to hold dialogue with the separated brethren.
  Joseph Palakunnel Superior, Vicar
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