Carmel Sadan is the fourth foundation in India. It is located in Trissur, the cultural capital of Kerala. This is the Provincial House. There is also a Parish (Karmala Matha Church) associated to this house.


Parish Ministry
Pastoral help in the neighboring parishes.
Community based help for the poor.

In 1982, the first house of Carmelites in India, Carmel Nivas was erected canonically at Karukadam. Carmel Nivas served as the minor seminary and was the center of the region from 1991, and Commissary Provincialate from 1993 until it was moved to Carmel Sadan, Thrisuur in 1997.

All the candidates are recruited from the traditional Catholic families belonging to the Syro-Malabar Liturgical tradition, which is the major group in the diocese and in Kerala. As most of the students joined after the secondary school, Plus one and Plus two courses were introduced. It begins from the second year in minor seminary. During the first year in Minor Seminary classes on English and foundational theology, and formational discipline is given. Visiting professors handled varied subjects and occasionally diocesan priests were taken into service as spiritual directors. Through meditation, community prayers, sports and games and manual labor the candidates are introduced into the fundamentals of Carmelite life style.


Formation and Education of aspirants and students.
Parish Ministries
Community based Financial Care for the Homeless and Marginalized people.
Education- { Mount Carmel College}
Carmel Book stall

The quest for solitude, that is unambiguous to Carmelite life, brought Carmelites to the northern region of Kerala and found a suitable place in the district of Wynadu, Kartikulam, in Mananthavady Diocese in the year 1984. The beautiful flora comprising teak wood, the best bamboos in Kerala, evergreen coffee and tea plantations, marshland that are full of grass, the mountain valley along with moderate climate provide an atmosphere of prayer and contemplation.

It is in Novitiate that the candidates receive an intensive introduction to religious life and Carmelite life in particular. There is ample time for prayer and reflection. The Carmelite Rule and Constitution and other spiritual subjects are taught during this time. As this is a time for discernment, more time is given for prayer and reflection. The personal encounter with brothers and priests in the community is more intimate and closer than any other place in the formation. Thus it provides a basis and prepares for the community life in Carmel. At the completion of novitiate, one makes profession and is vested in the Carmelite habit.

Carmelites who live in Karmel Nikethan are also involved in different ministries. From its very beginning the diocese has entrusted us to take care of a small parish in Appapara, a remote village in Mananthavady diocese

Carmel Jyoti, a nurturing ground for the blooming young priests, is a major seminary of St. Thomas Province of the Order of Carmelites, India. It provides a spiritual, physical, psychological, and pastoral ambiance. Carmel Jyoti is located in Bangalore and it is almost 7 kilometers away from Dharmaram College. “Carmel Jyothi” was inaugurated in 1988.

Added to the academic activities the brothers are also given a pastoral feel. Most of our pastoral mission is among the immigrants from Kerala. The linguistic and the cultural backdrop make the mission comfortable. In the beginning years the brothers used to visit certain villages and town centers and organize Catholics from Kerala. They conducted prayer meetings and met their spiritual needs. Later on such communities were organized in a better way and a small parish was erected in 1997 at Kothannoor, almost one kilometer away from our study house. It provides an ample opportunity to the brothers to have good pastoral experience.

Today “ Carmel Jyothi” shines out as a real light of Carmel to the locality and the people around.


Formation and Education of Professed Brothers.
Parish Ministry
Education- { Carmel Academy}

Carmel Bhavan serves as a retreat center and is situated in Angamaly. Priests living in the house are very much involved in the Charismatic retreat programs and other youth educational programs around the area. There is a three-storied building with rooms and a dormitory with a capacity to accommodate around 100 persons.

Mount Carmel Monastery is true to its name as it is situated on a hill station. We breathe the aroma of tea, coffee and cardamom as we have a beautiful plantation of the same. We are also in charge of a parish- St George Churh at Pampadumpara is a small parish family of 54 four individual families in the Diocesan Family of Kanjirapply. It is 8 km away from our Mount Carmel.

Carmel Giri, is situated in the hill area of Perintalmanna. We have an estate here with a good building consists of eight rooms. Priests who like to pray in solitude come here to spend days in prayer. Though we have a hectic schedule of daily toil we retain a spiritual atmosphere of silence and prayer in our Ashram to energize ourselves.

Carmel Ashram is situated in the diocese of Palakkad. The priest who stay there help the diocesan priest in their ministry. We also take care of a small parish which consists of about 20 families.

Malabar – the historically famous land for its trade through out the centuries – has a Carmelite tinge now. The St Thomas’ Province of India has started its new foundation at Kanakapally in Kasaragod – the northern most district of Kerala.

The official Blessing of the house was held on 3rd of October 2009. The main celebrant was His Excellency Mar George Valiamattom – the Archbishop of Tellichery. Two batches of students did their pre-novitiate here in the years 2009-2011.

Carmel Villa is situated in the high ranges of Idukki. We have a small estate here. Priest who stay here take care of the pastoral need of the surrounding people. The faithfull comes here daily for mass.

St.Thomas Province of Carmelites in India has started a mission in Andra Pradesh in the diocese of Kurnool in 1998. We work here for the upliftment of the poor, for the educational development of the children and guide the rescue programme at the time of calamities. We also do a ministry on Child labour with the support of the government.

Blazing with the zeal of Prophet Elija and Bl. Mary the Carmelite Mission in Andhra pioneered at 1998. The Carmelite Mission is located in Mantralayam and Kosigi Mandals in Kurnool District, the largest in area (17658kms) and population. The two mandals are highly drought hit prone, economically and educationally most backward areas. Because of the drought, people migrate to nearby cities and towns for their livelihood. In 1998 the mission was taken up by Carmelite Missionaries with the Request of Late Bishop Most Rev. Gorrentle Jonness. The mission properly spread through the twelve villages around. Specifically the mission activities are

The Carmelite Missions in Andhra

The Pastoral Care
Educational Empowerment
Medical services
Social Services
Women Empowerment

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