amala F. C Convent, Bengiri

Place : Bengiri
Established Year: 2003
Address: Kanjankala, Bengiri, Mancode P. O, Edaikode K. K. (Dt), Tamilnadu
Pin: 629152
Phone: 04651 202065

Several Catholic families in the village of Narakathinkuzhy K.K.DT. belonging to syro Malabar curch of Thuckalay Diocese could not attend sunday mass because there were no R.C. Church within 3 kilometres of distance from their residence.  When His Excellency Mar George Alencherry, the then bishop of Thuckalay Diocese came to know about this he sent priests to celebrate Holy Mass in a small house at the centre of this village.  Responding to the invitation of the Bishop Sr. Maria, the then Regional superior sent two sisters every sunday from Mezhakode convent to assist in the apostolic activities at this centre.  They had to walk a distance of 6 km (to and fro) because transportation facilities were very rare at that village.  Benedictine Fathers were given charge of that centre. They named the village "Bengiri".  In response to the requests of the Bishop and Fr. James Pannankuzhy OSB; the priest in charge, the Regional Superior and her council took the decision to buy a plot of land at Bengiri and start a convent.  A property with an unfinished small house was purchased.  The construction of the house was finished and it was blessed on 11th August 2003 by Bishop Mar George Alercherry.  On the same day 3 sisters started to stay in the newly built house.  Within one year a new parish was established at this Centre and a small church was built from the Diocese of Thuckalay.  The sisters are engaged in apostolic activities like teaching catechism, conducting prayer meetings, paying house visits and conducting organisations like Mission League, Marian Sena, Vincent De Paul Society etc.

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