Five of our postulants, Bros. Melbin, Justin, Jobin, Emmanuel and Nithin were admitted to the novitiate on the 28th of May. The first three of them had three years of postulancy in our daughter house, St. Ephrem’s monastery, Elamdesam, in the diocese of Kothamangalam. The fourth one, Bro. Nithin, did one year of postulancy – because he joined the monastery after completing higher secondary – in our daughter house, St. Basil’s monastery, at Mandapam in the archdiocese of Thalasserry. The ceremony took place during the Evening Prayer Ramsa on the 29th of May. The entire community of Kappadu, those from our daughter houses and the students of our boarding were present on the occasion. Fr. Varghese Padinjarel continues to take care of the novices as the Novice Master, assisted by Bro. Albin Koottiyani, a student of Theology.