Religious formation is a process of transformation of the candidate into the liberating and the salvific personality of Christ. Its goal is the forming of men, who “living in close intimacy with God and His people”. Travelling on the road of formation towards the goal one’s whole life must be open to the action of the Holy Spirit so that the candidates will be able to follow Christ wholeheartedly and with enthusiasm, instilling into them the charism of our Congregation (Constitution-104 and 113).
TABORE LITTLE FLOWER MINOR SEMINARY, KALPETTA
As the name ‘Tabore’ resonates the visio beatifica of the three disciples on the mount Tabore in the Synoptic Gospels, Tabore Little Flower Minor Seminary is visualized to be the starting point of our religious formation. Christian religious formation enables one to follow Christ (sequela Christi). Mount Tabore, the place of the transfiguration of Christ, is an invitation to the transformation of the self to grow to the transfiguration and configuration with Christ. One year of formation at Tabore paves the foundation to the holistic human, spiritual and religious formation of our candidates to the priesthood.
|Address||Tabore Little Flower Seminary |
Wayanad- 673 121
|Rector and Superior ||Fr. Joys Peedikayil|
|Vice Rector and Procurator||Fr. Shaibin Puthuppallil|
|Spiritual Father||Fr. George Mullukodickal|
|Regent||Bro. Joyal Panachipuram|
LITTLE FLOWER MINOR SEMINARY, IRIKKUR
Little Flower Minor Seminary, Irikkur was inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. John Olickal, the then Superior General on June 16, 1981. The Seminary was blessed by Mar Sebastian Valloppilly, the First Bishop of Thalassery on February 18, 1982.In the first phase the seminary was envisaged only for First Year minor seminarians. Since 1987, the seminary was expanded by admitting then PDC students. Being under the territory of St. Thomas Parish Kottoor, the institute has undertaken the pastoral care of the faithful who live near by the seminary so far. Moreover, our presence is admired by the other religious sects, especially by the dominant Muslim community of Irikkur so far as the social issues have taken into consideration.
|Address||Little Flower Minor Seminary, |
Post Bag No. 2,
Irikkur 670 593, Kannur Dt.
|Tel : ||0460 – 22 57 096|
|Rector, Superior and Procurator||Fr. Antony Pappanacheril|
|Vice Rector||Fr. Paul Olickal|
|Staff and Vocation Promoter||Fr. Anto Karakkattu|
LITTLE FLOWER NOVITIATE HOUSE, CHATHAMUNDA
Little Flower Novitiate House, Chathamunda was blessed and officially inaugurated by Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Bishop of Mananthavady on February 27, 1982.Novitiate is the school of discipleship. Jesus invites his disciples ‘come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while (Mt. 6:31). After three years of Pre- Novitiate preparations a candidate enters into the Novitiate. In the solitude and silence of the reserved forest on the one side and at the bank of Chaliar river on the other side a novice ‘learns to sit at the feet of Jesus to enter into an intimate and experiential knowledge of Jesus (Constitution No.116). During this one year of prayer and contemplation a novice ardently tries to attain ‘transformation, transcendence and configuration with Jesus of the Gospels (St. Therese of Child Jesus to her novices: Vita Consecrata No. 16).
|Address||Little Flower Novitiate House, |
679 334, Malappuram Dt.
|Superior and Novice Master||Fr. George Kalladanthiyil|
|Assistant Novice Master||Fr.Jismon Manickathuparambil|
|Procurator||Fr. Binil Mangalathil|
LITTLE FLOWER SEMINARY, ALUVA
Little Flower Seminary was the historical need for the congregation. The chief aim visualized by founder in establishing the major seminary of our own was the religious formation. The seminarians should be formed under the charism and the spirit of the congregation. It is made possible only through establishing our own seminary. Little Flower Major Seminary is also the common House of Formation for the Major Seminarians of the Little Flower Congregation. Normally, all our Major Seminarians do their philosophical studies in this Institute. This is to enhance the spirit of unity and mutual acquaintance and friendship among the members of the Congregation by means of living together, sharing and interaction. the entire programme of philosophy of this institute is oriented towards the intellectual, spiritual and experiential realization of this holistic vision of Reality.
|Address||Little Flower Major Seminary, |
Little Flower Road,
Aluva- 683 101,
|Office Secretary Tel. ||+91 484 2980045, +91 8078966176|
|President. ||+91 7356988372|
|Dean of Studies ||+91 9847370918|