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.

Message From Conventual Prior

Welcome 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.

Our Monastery

St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery at Makkiyad belongs to the Sylvestrine Congregation, a monastic reform movement in the Benedicitne monastic world that took place in the eastern-central Italy

Founded in the year 1973 in the Arch Diocese of Bangalore, Karnataka State, Vanashram is a dependent house of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery, Makkiyad.

Founded in the year 1982 in the Diocese of Gwalior, in the State of Madhya Pradesh, JeevanJyothi Ashram was a dependent house of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery, Makkiyad.

Founded in the year 1992 in the Diocese of Kannur, Kerala State, Benhill Benedictine Monastery is a dependent house of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery, Makkiyad.

Founded in the year 1999 in the Diocese of Dibrugarh, in the North Easter State of Assam, AshirsadanBenedicitne Monastery is a dependent house of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery

Founded in the year 1987 in the Diocese of Vijayawada, in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Navajeevan Benedictine Monastery was a dependent house and a foundation of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery.

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