During December of 2018 and January of 2019, the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in India celebrated some events, which show the vitality of the Friars Minor Conventual in this part of the world.
On January 1, 2019, Friars Vinay THEKKINIYETH and Aby CHEERAN confirmed their bond with the Order by professing their solemn vows into the hands of their Minister Provincial, Friar Leo PAYYAPPILLY. The ceremony took place in the church of St. Francis of Assisi (Assisi Shanthi Kendra) in Karukkuty.
On January 5, 2019, Friars Prince ILLINILKUMTHADATHIL, Senet KANJIRAPARAMBIL, Vinay THEKKINIYETH, Mithin KAVALAMACKAL, and Aby CHEERAN, were ordained to the diaconate at the Kolbe Franciscan Ashram church in Aluva.
A number of priests were ordained: Friar Akhil THAZHATHEL was ordained on December 26, 2018, at St. Sebastian’s church in Rayarome. Friar Shinto VENKUZHIYIL was ordained on December 27, 2018, at the Little Flower Forane church in Vellarikundu. Friar Lijomon PATHADAN was ordained On December 29, 2018, at St. Joseph’s church in Malappuram. Friar Bijin MULLAPPALLY was ordained on December 31, 2018, at St. George Forane church in Amboori. Friar Justin PUTHENVEETTIL was ordained on January 2, 2019, at St. Thomas Forane church in Ambazhakad. Finally, Cibi MUKKUNGAL was ordained on January 3, 2019, at St. John Nepumsian church in Konthuruthy.
From the Provincial Secretariat