Br. Alex Martis with Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza The newly elected Minister Provincials  in Rome with the General Definitory Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza with the Staff in Uttrecht, The Netherlands Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza with the Office Bearers of Suryodaya Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza with Friars in Megen, the Netherlands Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza with Br. Arokiam John Br. Mike Perry, the Minister General with Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza Br. Mike Perry, Br. Greg and Br. Praveen Br. Fer van der Reijken Br. Fer van der Reijken with Br. Praveen Henry D' Souza
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.


Pope Francis


Micheal Perry OFM





News & Updates

  • 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+





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


Rev Fr. Praveen


Shaji Nicholas
05 / Dec

Abraham Vadana
05 / Dec

Baptist D’Souza
06 / Dec

Anil Kerketta
09 / Dec

Vincent Soosai
13 / Dec

Anand Suresh Minj
13 / Dec

Nideesh M. John
13 / Dec

Paul K.L
16 / Dec

Varghese Lakra
17 / Dec

Daniel Sigamony
17 / Dec

Ajit Kerketta
18 / Dec

James Kallarackan
19 / Dec

Francis Rozario
22 / Dec

23 / Dec

Emmanuel Christopher
24 / Dec

Mukti P.Ekka
25 / Dec

Tony D’Souza
26 / Dec

Sleeva Reddy
31 / Dec