The Franciscan friars of St. Thomas the Apostle, India are members of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan brotherhood), founded in the 13th century by St. Francis of Assisi. As brothers in community we live out the Good News of Jesus Christ in a spirit of obedience, without personal possessions and in chastity. We serve the People of God as Catholic Priests and brothers promoting justice, peace and care of creation.

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  • Sultanpet
    Br. Arok Sundar and Br. Peter Saleth Nathan will take charge of the Parish of St. Theresa of Child Jesus, Kanakankalam in the diocese of Sultanpet... more+
  • SPUTY
    The Provincial Council for On-Going Formation is organizing a special meeting for all the SPUTY Brothers (who are Solemnly Professed... more+
  • Holy Land Pilgrimage
    Br. Praveen Henry D Souza, Br. Joseph Raj, Br. Bryan Carneiro leave for Holy Land on 9th May 2017 and return on 21st May 2017 ... more+
  • Congratulations
    We congratulate Br. Alex Martis on his successful completion of Doctorate in Canon Law... more+

  • Solemn Profession at Ramnagar, Hyderabad.
    Br. Anthony Mathew Joseph made his solemn profession on 7th May 2017 at 9. 15 AM, St. Francis Assisi Church, Ramnagar, Hyderabad. more+
  • Solemn Profession at North Guwahati
    Br. Shanborlang Wartde made his solemn profession on 8th May 2017 at 6.00 PM, St. Anthony's Friary, North Guwahati, Assam. more+
  • Solemn Profession at Nanasera
    Br. Ushar Kachhua, Br. Bipin Kishore & Br. Augustine Tirkey made their solemn profession on 7th May 2017 at 8.00 AM, St. Francis Assisi Church,... more+
  • Solemn Profession
    Br. Arun ND & Br. Roshan Lobo made thier Solemn Profession in the Order...
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  • STATEMENT OF THE FIRST LAY BROTHERS GATHERING IN ASIA
    36 lay brothers from six entities of the East Asian Conference gathered... more+
  • Interview by GIUSEPPE CAFFULLI
    Fr. Michael A. Perry, Minister General of the Friars Minor was in Lebanon... more+
  • FRANCISCAN PERSPECTIVE OF GOVERNANCE CAN EXPAND CHURCH LEADERSHIP POOL
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For St. Francis of Assisi, following Christ meant... more+
  • ST. FRANCIS’ MESSAGE TO THE SULTAN IN EGYPT
    ust as St. Francis once left the Portiuncula and went to Egypt to meet... more+
  • Franciscan superiors ask Pope to allow brothers to be elected leaders
    The superiors of the four main branches of the Franciscan friars formally ... more+
  • Children Parliament Kalai Mela – 26/3/2017
    news & events/children_par_sml.JPG Nesakkaram-SEEDS aims at providing opportunities to Street and Slum children for humane growth. In the last 27 years Nesakkaram has reached... more+
  • Art student priests argue for freedom of expression
    Among the 33 graduating scholars who displayed their works at a show titled ‘Labyrinth’ at RLV College of Music and Fine Arts... more+
  • Br. Balraj Madanu is No More
    With great sadness, we inform you that Fr. Bal Raj OFM has passed away today - Sunday 05. March 2017, after celebrating... more+
  • soft launch of the new website of the Order of Friars Minor
    We are thrilled to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a clean new look and simpler navigation experience... more+
  • Peace and Perseverance Br. Deen Dayal
    The Province extends its hearty congratulations and wishes you Peace and Perseverance on the important day of your life... more+
  • Br. Matthias Maier, begins his visit in India
    ​18th February 2017. He was welcomed by Brs. Baptist D' Souza, Joseph Raj, Xavier Durairaj and Michael Anand... more+
  • The Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
    The Order’s Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue gathered at the General Curia... more+
  • Grateful Felicitation for Fr. Elias ofm
    Br. Elias ofm, after having served the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India for a period of 5 years as the Executive Secretary ... more+
  • Welcome to Br. Stephen Jae in Kim
    Br. Stephen, Jae in Kim arrived in India on 2nd February 2017 for an Exposure Programme in India. He was welcomed by Brs. Michael Anand ... more+
  • Hearty Welcome to Br. Jesus Aguirre
    We have Br. Jesus Aguirre visiting us. He is arriving on 19th January 2017 and will be there till 26th evening. He belongs to the Sacred ... more+
  • Congratulations to Br. Phyrnai Lyngdoh
    The Province extends to you hearty congratulations on the important day of your life: The Ordination to Priesthood. May God sustain you ... more+
  • Meeting of the Newly elected Provincials in Rome
    We had a simple introductory session on the first day (video and photos we can see in the website). The second day we had the introductory ... more+
  • Welcome to Br. Davis Kallookaran
    We extend hearty welcome to Br. Davis Kallookaran who will be returning to India on 17th of March 2017. The Provincial Definitory places ... more+
  • Welcome to Br. Mathias, The President of MZF
    Br. Matthias Maier, The President of MZF is visiting India. He will be here in India from 18th February 2017 to 10th March 2017... more+
  • Welcome to Br. Paul O Keefe
    Br. PauL O Keefe from USA will be visiting India from 2nd to 13th February 2017. He is coming to India in view of bringing a group ... more+
  • Welcome to Br. Marco Aurelio da Cruz
    Br. Marco Aurelio da Cruz, the Minister Provincial of Most Holy Name of Jesus, Brazil will be in India from 16-19 January 2017. He is the Minister... more+
  • The Minister Provincial Greets the President of MZF
    Br. Praveen Henry D’ Souza, the Minister Provincial arrived in Germany on 5th January 2017. He greeted Br. Matthias Maier, the President... more+
  • Farewell to Br. Tulio de Oliveira Freitas
    Br. Tulio returns to Brazil along with his Provincial . He is very thankful to all the brothers in India for their welcome and hospitality... more+
  • Invitation from the Bishop of Sultanpet Diocese
    The Latin Catholic Diocese of Sultanpet, Palakkad, Kerala, was erected on 28th December 2013. This new diocese is divided... more+
  • Farewell to Br. Ben Bolmer
    Br. Ben Bolmer was in India for nearly three months. He returns to the Netherlands on 20th December 2016 after a memorable... more+
  • Inauguration of Chapel at Krishnapuram, Gospadu
    The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Krishnapuram, a substation of Parish of Gospadu will be blessed on 20th December... more+
  • Manager of Together
    Br. Christopher has been appointed as the Manager of Together and we wish him all the best in his new responsibility... more+
  • Vardha strikes Nesavanam
    Cyclone Vardha has struck Chennai, and wreaked havoc on life and property in various parts of the City disrupting the normal life... more+
  • Congratulations
    Br. Francis Kaviyil is appointed as the Guardian, Missionszentrale der Franziskaner, Bonn. We wish him all God’s blessings and guidance... more+
  • Message on the Occasion of The World Aids Day 2016 By Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM
    In the diverse presences of the order there are communities that for over 20 years have been working faithfully and devoutly in this field... more+
  • Guidelines for An Evalution Of Our Life Of Poverty and Minority
    The document invites us to focus on four areas: being ‘Lesser Ones’; living Gospel Poverty; being poor amongst the poor; and working in a spirit... more+
  • Hearty Welcome to Br. P. Alexander & Br. Balraj
    Br. P. Alexander from the Province of Austria will be visiting India along with Br. Balraj. Br. P. Alexander is the Guardian of the Community... more+
  • Minister Provincial’s Visit to North East
    Br. Praveen D’ Souza, the Minister Provincial along with Br. Charles Bernard visited the Foundation from 20 to 23 October.. more+
  • Peace and Perseverance
    The Provincial Definitory wishes “Peace and Perseverance” to the brothers who renewed their Profession on the Feast.. more+
  • Bon Voyage Br. Bienvenido Baisas, The Delegate General
    The entire Province of St. Thomas the Apostle together with the Custody of Mary the Mother of God and the Foundation.. more+
  • Meeting with the Outgoing Provincial Definitory
    The incoming and outgoing Provincial Definitory met together at the Provincialate, St. Anthony’s Friary, Bengaluru.. more+
  • A Day of Animation for the Provincial Definitory
    The Provincial Definitory participated in a day of animation on 6 October at Shalom Nivas, Carmaelaram, Bengaluru.. more+



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Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, Light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I June not so
much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi


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Rev Fr. Praveen

FRAIRS B'DAYS (March)

Joy prakash
04 / Mar

Kuriyan Joseph
05 / Mar

Bobby V.T.
22 / Mar

Babu Jose Pamplany
27 / Mar