St. Ephrem’s Benedictine Monastery, Elamdesam

In the year 2009 we purchased a property consisting of 20 acres of rubber plantation at a place called Elamdesam within the parish of Vettimattam in the diocese of Kothamangalam. The site is 50 kilometres away from Kappadu. A new monastery is blessed in the year 2014 and the community settled there on July 11th, on the Feast of St. Benedict. The community consists of two monks: Fr. Reji Joseph Mundaplackal, who has just returned from Sant’ Anselmo after successfully completing a doctorate in philosophy, and Fr. Lijo Thenganattu. Fr. Reji is the superior and the financial administrator of the house and Fr. Lijo is mainly in charge of the 9 candidates and takes care of the estate.

Postal Address:

St. Ephrem’s Benedictine Monastery

Elamdesam P.O,

Idukki District, Kerala.


Fr. Reji Mundaplackal. Tel:

Mob: 0091 9496627008

Fr. Lijo Thenganattu Tel:

Mob: 0091 9744564546

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