Belvedere Franciscan Ashram (2005)

Address

Belvedere Franciscan Ashram
Conventual Franciscan Friars
2/391, Coonoor Road, Kottagiri
Nilgiris Dt. - 643217
Tamil Nadu, India

Tel.: (0091 422) 2656594 - Friary

Members

Guardian & Novice Master
Fr. Varghese Puthussery

Members
Fr. Titus Thekkilakkattil
Friar Tomy Malakkaran

History

Belvedere Franciscan Ashram is the second presence of the Conventual Franciscans in the State of Tamil Nadu and that of the 9th in India. Belvedere Franciscan Ashram was canonically established on January 7, 2005 and on 2nd February 2005 Fr. Joseph Cilia blessed the same for the use of the friars. Belvedere Franciscan Ashram, dedicated to Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta is situated in Kottagiri and is in the eparchy of Mananthavady. This friary which is to function as Novitiate House started to function with the arrival of Friars and Novices on January 25, 2005. Fr. Sebastian Pendanath was appointed as the first guardian and the director to the Novices. This friary is also having the privilege to be the Friary of the Silver Jubilee of the establishment of the Conventual Franciscan Friars in India in the year 1980 - 2005 and the year dedicated to the Eucharist.