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 Sylvestrine-Benedictines/Sylvestrines, is a member Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict (Ordo Sancti Benedicti)and is part of the Benedictine Confederation.
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.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Rom 8:18This is our unfailing hope