We, the Friars of Amala Annai Capuchin Province are happy to introduce ourselves and our life with you !
Name of the Province: Amala Annai Cauchin Province
Date of Birth : 25, April 2012
Area of the Province : North Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry covering the Dioceses of Madras-Mylapore, Chengelput, , Dharmapuri, Vellore, Salem, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Tiruchirapally and Thanjavur (9 Dioceses)
Houses in India : 13 (Gnanalaya, Trichy; Amalashram, Srirangam; CLARES, Trichy; Francesco, Samayapuram; St.Francis Ashram, Thiyagadurgam; Infant Jesus Friary, Chengelput; Jeevanathi, Namakkal; Karunaikadal, Ramashwaram; St. Mathias’ Friary, Chennai; Capuchin Padony Illam, Trichy, Pio Illam, Arcot; Sangamam, Perugamani; Vidivelli, Krishnagiri)
Mission Land: Burkina Faso
Provincialate : Gnanalaya, 26, Birds Road, Trichy 620 001, TN, India.
Mother House : Amalashram, Srirangam, Trichy
Recently Occupied House : Capuchin Padony Illam, Thillainagar, Trichy
Residence of our Formees:
Deacons- St. Mathias Friary, Chennai; Vidivelli, Sundampatti, Amalasharm, Trichy; Francis Ashram, Thiyadurgam.
Theologians – Francesco, Venkankudi North, Samayapuram, Trichy;
Regents – (4) Gnanalaya, Karuinakadal, Amalashram, Burkina Faso
Philosophers – (The Friary (17), Kotagiri, Nilgiris District and Burkina Faso(1)
Novices –Pampanvillai, Nagercoil, South Tamil Nadu
Postulants – Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Aspirants – Amalashram, Srirangam, Trichy
Parishes: (7) Amala Annai Church, Amalashram, Trichy; Mission Church, Thiyagadurgam; Infant Jesus Church, Vallam, Chengelput; Our Lady of Good Health Church, Sendamangalam, Namakkal; St. Mathias’ Church, Ashok Nagar, Chennai; St. Antony of Padua Church, Arcot, Vellore; ST. Antony’s Church, Sundampatti, Krishnagiri.
School : (1) Pio Matriculation School, Arcot, Vellore.
College: (1) Udhayam Polytechnic College, Thenkuda, Rameshwaram
Orphanages: (2) Theresia Karunalaya Children Home, Kattur, Trichy; Kolbe Kudil Children Home, Vallam, Chengelput.
Number of Friars in the Province: Total 125
Priests: 71 ( In the Province in India – 48, Outside the Province +Abroad – 23)
Non-Clerics : 6 (4- in India, 2 – Abroad)
Final Professed : Total 93 (Friars- 77; Theologians -16)
Simple Professed: Total 25 (Theologians-7; Regents-4; Philosophers-14 [13-in India; 1-Burkina Faso]
Novices : 7 (4- in Pampanvillai, Nagercoil, India; 3-in Burkina Faso)
Postulants: 9 (7- in Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore, India; 2- in Burkina Faso)
Aspirants: 8 (All in India)
Office Bearers: Provincial – Br. A J Mathew, Councillors- Br. Aruldass B, Br. Divakar, Br. Antonysamy A, Br Arul Xavier Raj
Province Vision: As lesser brothers – in fraternity, solidarity with the poor and for integrity of creation.
Province Mission: Passionate Contemplation; Fraternity and Minority; for Just and Peaceful society; Integral liberation of all; Harmony with Mother Nature.
Ministries: Mission Preaching, Conducting Retreats, Confessions, Pastoral Work at Parishes, SFO Animation, Counselling, Education, Teaching, Seminars for Children, Youth, Married and Elderly, Social Work, Media-Magazines, Missionary work, Healing Ministry – Naturopathy and other Alternative medicine.
All the brothers of our province are requested to attend the annual retreat, which is scheduled to be held from 10th (9.00 A.M) to 14th (4.00 P.M) October, 2016 at Amalashram.