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Let Them Prefer Nothing Whatever to Christ and May He Bring Us All Together to Everlasting Life. Rule of Benedict, chapter 72.

Benedictines Makkiyad Welcomes You.

St. Joseph’s Benedictine Monastery is a Conventual Priory of the Order of St. Benedict of Montefano, known as the Sylvestrines, founded by St. Sylvester Guzzolini(1177-1267).The Mother House of the Congregation is Montefano, Fabriano, Italy.The Congregation was approved by the Holy See in the year 1248.

St. Joseph’s Benedictine Monastery was established in the year 1962 in the hill district of Wayanad, on the north-eastern part of the State of Kerala, India, which lies at a height of about 700 and 2100 meters above sea level and is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, one of the loveliest hill stations of Kerala State in India.

The Order of St. Benedict of Montefano, known today as Syvestrine-Benedictines/Sylvestrines, is a member Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict (Ordo Sancti Benedicti)and is part of the Benedictine Confederation.

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Message From Conventual Prior.

father of St. Joseph's Benedictine MonasteryWelcome to our cyberspace, Benedictines Makkiyad. Today the world of digital communication, with its almost limitless expressive capacity brings the world to our fingertips. With the launching of this website, we are intending to use the digital media to create deeper forms of relationship with men and women across greater distances.

I am happy to present this cyberspace of the monastery with the hope that we will be able to transmit our life with its message beyond those whom we meet in person, to a much wider audience - the whole world. In this way the life and message of Benedictines at Makkiyad can traverse the many crossroads created by the intersection of all the innumerable highways that formcyberspace and that in everything God may be glorified. Fr. Vincent Korandiarkunnel osb, Conventual Prior.

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Address: St. Joseph’s Benedictine Monastery,                               Makkiyad, Makkiyad P.O., 670 731
                         Wayanad Dt., Kerala, India.
Telephone: 04935 - 235226,    04935-235426
FAX: 04935-235422
E-mail : osbmakkiyad@yahoo.co.in
E-mail Prior : frvincentosb@yahoo.com
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