House of Kozhikode


When Bishop Maxwell Noronha of Kozhikode visited St Paul Book Centre in Kochi, he expressed to Br Basil his desire to have a similar book centre in Kozhikode. He also promised a place for a house near Marikunnu outside the city and another place for a book centre opposite Malabar Christian College. Both promises were fulfilled. Br Basil and Fr Abraham Nedumpuram went to Kozhikode and stayed in the Bishop’s House to study the situation; they concluded that the Paulines were ready to open a house and a book centre there.

On 30 September 1985 Fr Augustine Ampattukuskiyil and Br Leo Kocheelath began staying in a rented house and managing the book centre. Later, a modest house was built at Marikunnu under the supervision of Fr Thomas Muthirakalayil; it was blessed on 8 December 1988 and the community began staying there. About a year later we bought enough space in a new building belonging the diocese and shifted the book centre to the new place. 
Though this is an apostolate house, it is also used for vocation promotion and recruiting.


Kozhikode
Location Kozhikode
Address

Society of St Paul
Ashir Bhavan, Marikunnu P.O.
Kozhikode ? 673 012, KERALA

Phone +91-495-2730395
Email stpaulscalicut@gmail.com


Agenda Paolina

 20/07/2018

* FSP: 1930 a Bologna (Italia) • PD: 2016 Casa MS e Centro AL a Loja (Ecuador).

 20/07/2018

† SSP: Fr. Eugenio Bañuelos (1995) - D. Emilio Stefanoni (2009) • FSP: Sr. M. Lourdes Vilches Ríos (1999) - Sr. Paola M. Uchino (2010) - Sr. Elvira Deonila Pritsch (2012) • PD: Sr. M. Dolores Caligiuri (2014).

Thoughts

 20/07/2018 In Castellinaldo, he befriended another boy, Desiderio Costa, who came from a good family and who was devout, methodical and intelligent. When he was about to open the first House, he invited the boy to enter and he dutifully did so (AD 106).