Our Friary, Kolbe Franciscan Ashram, in Aluva is situated in the midst of economically and socially backward people. For their uplifting, we have started St. Anthony's Social Center. It consists of a Convent of the Preshitharam Sisters, Kindergarten, Tailoring school and Clinic. From the beginning of our presence in India, our concern for the poor and the downtrodden was with us. We consider this ministry as part of "the spirit of Assisi".
At present we are engaged in the following: