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 kilometers away from Kappadu within the parish of Karivedakam in the Archdiocese of Thalasserry. The house has a variety of agricultural income: rubber, coconuts, aracanuts, 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. Varghese Padinjarel, Fr. Aloysious Njarakkattu, Fr Sinu Makkel and, Fr Stefin Choorappoykayil. Fr. Varghese is the superior, Fr. Aloysious is the vocation promoter. Fr Sinu is in charge of the estate.Fr Stefin is the incharge of the cattle farm.

Postal Address:

St. John’s Benedictine Monastery

Karuvedakam P.O, Chengala

Kasargod District, Kerala, 671 541.


Tel: 0499 4201352

Fr. Varghese Padinjarel: +91 6238198291

Fr. Aloysious Njarakkattu: +91 9287592066

Fr. Sinu Makkel: +91 9061462115

Fr Stefin Choorappoykayil: +91 9061376128