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Alverna Ashram

P.B. No. 26,
Sulthan Bathery P.O.,
Wayanad, Kerala


About Us

The Provincial Chapter of 1975 requested the Council to extend Capuchin presence to the Malabar region. The Provincial, Br. Hippolytus, entrusted the work of finding out a suitable place to Br. Alphonse and Br. K. T. James and Br. Thomas Thumpeparampil helped him in this task. 


The foundation stone of the Ashram was laid by Rev. Fr. Joseph Plathottam, on 17th September 1975. The Ashram and the Chapel were blessed on 12th March 1978 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Bishop of Mananthavady, as a memorial of the 750th anniversary of the death of our Holy Father Francis. The initiation course started here in the year 1981 and was shifted to Portiuncula Ashram Kattappana, in the year 1986.


In 1992, A1vema Ashram became the centre of Orientation Course. A new building was erected for this purpose under the supervision of Br. George Mekkara and it was blessed on 18th June 1992. When Pavanatma became a Vice-Province, the plus two courses was shifted to Alvema Ashram from Bharananganam in June 2005. Later, in 2008, the minor seminary was bifurcated and the first year of formation was shifted to Amalagiry Ashram, Edat, Payyannur. In 2022, the initiation course of the three Syro-Malabar Provinces again restarted in Alverna after 36 years and the plus two courses is shifted to Gethsemany Ashram, Rayarom, Alakode.

The Guardians who served the community     

  1. Br. Thomas Thumpeparambil

  2. Br. Christy Vattakuzhy

  3. Br. Cherian Palukkunnel

  4. Br. Jose Vettikkattu

  5. Br. George Mekkara

  6. Br. Joseph Keeprath

  7. Br. Thomas Thalakkulam

  8. Br. Kurian Chirapurath

  9. Br. E.K Joseph Ezhuthupurackal

  10. Br. George Kuzhivilayil

  11. Br. Thomas Karingadayil

  12. Br. Siby Mattathil

Ebin Devasia

Br. Siby Mattathil
(Guardian & Rector)

Br. Martinian Njarackal

Br. Jaison Mullathalassery
(Vicar & Asst. Rector)

Br. Ebin Ambalathinkal

Br. Printu Parackal

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