St. Vincent's Mission House,  Alwaye


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U.C. College
Ernakulam Dt

Phone : (0484) 2604436

St. Vincent's Mission house, Alwaye owes its existence to the apostolic zeal of Rev. Fr. Gerardo Conde, C.M. With the intention of forming the candidates in India itself, in the year 1961 five CM students came to St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye, with Fr. Gerardo Conde as the Father-in-charge. Initially, they stayed in the study house of Vincentian Congregation and moved to St. Vincent's Mission House as it was inaugurated on 8th September 1962. St. Vincent's Mission House is built in the land given by the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The deed of agreement was signed on 19th July 1964 between Most Rev. Joseph Attipetty, Archbishop of Verapoly and Fr. Elias Fuente. It shows that as decided by the Diocesan Council on 6th February 1962, the Congregation of the Mission was given one acre and twenty nine cents of land situated at Alwaye, Kunnathunad Thaluk, Survey no. 51/2 for the purpose of starting and conducting institution for the formation of candidates. After two years of mission in Alwaye, Fr. Conde left India on 17th May 1963. The construction of the study house continued under the supervision of Br. John Thayil, C.M., Fr. Elias Fuente, C.M., being the director. Among those who passed through St. Vincent's Mission House for the theological studies, one hundred and twenty received their priestly ordination. The Study House had 18 rectors since the beginning, helping in the formation of the future Vincentians.

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