In the year 2005 we purchased a site consisting of 26 acres of land and a rather spacious house from a private family. The house is in the north of Kerala, some 450 kilometres away from Kappadu within the pasrish of Karivedakam in the Archdiocese of Thalasserry. The house has a variety of agricultural income: rubber, coconuts, arakenuts, pepper and cashew nuts. Not only the community makes enough money for their own ordinary expenses, they are also in a position to make some annual contribution to Kappadu. In the year we completed the construction of a small monastery, with a small chapel, a dormitory for 12 students, a study hall, a few rooms for monks etc.
At present there are four monks there: Fr. Jose Mylammoottil, Fr Varghese Padinjarel, Fr Stefin Choorappoykayil and Fr. Albin Koottiyanil. Fr. Jose Mylammoottil is the superior and the man in charge of the estate. FR Varghese Padinjarel is the Spiritual Father. Fr Stefin is the incharge of the cattle farm and Fr Albin Koottiyanil takes care of the 2nd year candidates.
St. John’s Benedictine Monastery
Karuvedakam P.O, Chengala
Kasargod District, Kerala, 671 541.
Tel: 0499 4201352
Fr Jose Mylammoottil: +91 8547567347
Fr. Varghese Padinjarel: +91 6238198291
Fr Stefin Choorappoykayil: +91 9061376128
Fr Albin Koottiyanil: +91 8848630997