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 in the early 13th century. The Sylvestrine Congregation which was confined to Central Italy opened its first missions in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1845.
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. It was raised to the level of a foundation and the General Chapter of 2013 has raised JeevanJyothi to the status of the Conventual Priory.
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 1992 in the Diocese of Kannur, Kerala State, Benhill Benedictine Monastery is a dependent house of St. Joseph's Benedictine Monastery, Makkiyad. The Monastery is also a formation house for the aspirants and postulants. The monastery takes care of the Benhill English School, a CBSE affiliated school, which has already produced students of excellence who have achieved in the state and national level. To know more about the school visit: http://benhillschool.org/
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, Makkiyad. The Monastery is the Novitiate house of the Priory. The monastery takes care of the Bengarden School, which is a fast growing and popular school in the locality
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. It was raised to the status of a Conventual Priory in the year 2001. To know more about the Priory visit: http://navajeevan.silvestrini.org/index.html