After thirty five years, a new chapter has begun in the history of India’s “Amalothbhava” Magazine (Knight of the Immaculata)—we have just launched the “Amalothbhava” website.
In 1932, St. Maximilian Kolbe visited India’s Kerala State, where he planned to build another Niepokalanów (City of the Immaculata) and publish his Knight of the Immaculata Magazine.
In 1980, friars from Malta arrived in Kerala to make St. Maximilian’s vision a reality. On August 25, 1984, they founded the “Marian Sena” (Militia of the Immaculata) headed by the late Friar Joseph CILIA. By November of 1984, they had published their first issue of Amalothbhava Magazine. It was then a bi-monthly publication with a free subscription. In 1986, subscribers were asked to contribute one rupee per copy to cover expenses. In late 2010, Amalothbhava was changed from a bi- monthly to a monthly magazine.
Thirty five years later, we have adapted to today’s postmodern means of communication and have created an online platform for Amalothbhava at: https://amalothbhava.in .
On Friday, August 14, 2020, the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Most Reverend Mar Sebastian VANIYAPURACKAL, Curial Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India, led a ceremony to activate the new website. The ceremony was held at the Assisi Shanthi Kendra in Karukutty, Kerala—the Provincialate of the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in India. Due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the event took place with a limited number of friars. Others present included the Minister Provincial, Friar Bonaventure KALLUVETTUKUZHIYIL; the Vicar Provincial, Friar Antony NALLUKUNNEL; the Editor of Amalothbhava Magazine, Friar Mariadas PALATTY; and various friar-priests and brothers.
Provincial Office of Communications