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Joe Bhavan, Meloor

Joe Bhavan, Meloor

Place  Meloor
Parish Meloor
Established Year 1998
Address Albhuthapuram, Meloor P.O.
Pin 680311
Phone (0480) 2738030,8281640830
Email joebhavan@gmail.com

I.                  GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of the Convent

Joe Bhavan

Place Name


Started On

19th March 1998


Joe Bhavan

Meloor PO, Chalakudy

Thrissur DIST, PIN 680 311

Phone Number

0480 2738030


Heavenly Patron

St. Joseph (March 19)



St. Joseph Church, Meloor

Koratty Forane


Maria santhy Bhavan(old age home)


II.               History of the Convent

            The two aged unmarried daughters, Thressia and Ittiyannam, of the late Thekkan Inassu approached the sisters of the Meloor L.F. Convent, offering the house and 96 cent of land which belonged to them as a donation to the convent, on condition that these two ladies should be cared by the sisters till their death. The sisters in turn informed the matter to the superiors of the province. After several deliberation and discussion with the concerned appropriate people the province took over the property on November 17, 1997. An additional 95 cents of land was also purchased by the province from their nephew Antony.  Thus the C.M.C. sisters of the Mary Matha Province became responsible to care for the two ladies.

           One month later, the elder one Thressia passed away on December 4, 1997. After necessary repairs to the house, the younger sister came to reside there. The house was named JOE BHAVAN.

           Finding the old house inconvenient for the stay of the sisters, some renovations were made without any change its general form. The renovated building was blessed on July 16, 2002; the sisters take turns to stay there.

           The younger sister Ittyannam passed away on February 17, 2009.



1997 November 17

Both Inmates of the house  and their Property were entrusted to the Province

1997 December 4

Death of the elder daughter  Thresia of Thekkan Inassu

1997 December 12

Mr. Antony shifted his house from here and Sr. Dennies and Sr. Beata started to stay here along with Ittiyannam the younger daughter of Thekkan Inassu.

1998 March 3

Permission got from the Arch Diocese to start the convent. Also the permission was got for to celebrate the Hol,y Mass, to keep up the Blessed Sacrament, to conduct holy hour on Thursday and 13 hours Adoration.

1998 March 19

Blessing of the convent Joe Bhavan by the Vicar George Pananchickal.

1998 May 21

The first Superior Sr. Justus was appointed and along with Sr. Symbros and Sr. Victus the first community was formed.

1998 November 24

Blessed Sacrament was kept

2002 July 16

The blessing of the reconstructed convent

2002 November 6

Free tuition were given to the children of this locality by the inmates of the Mental care Centre of Divine.

2002 November 8

Tailoring centre was started

2003 January 9

Plan for the Old Age Home for Women was started under the leadership of Fr. Mathew Thadathil VC

2003 November 20

Blessing of the Old Age Home by Mar Sebastian Edayanthrath.

2009 February 17

Ittiyammam was passed away


IV.            Former Superiors

Sr. Justus

21.05.1998-  25.05.2001

Sr. Humbelin

25.05.2001 - 26.05.2004

Sr. Mentes


Sr. Jincy


Sr. Jophini



V.               Benefactors

Thekkan Inassu Daughters Thressia and Ittiyannam




VI.            Members of the Present Community

Sr.Maris is the present local superior.Now 13 members are here.


VII.        Fields of Apostolate

o   House Visiting

o   Family Units

o   Catechism

o   Counseling

o   Old Age Home (Sr. Therese Jose, Sr. Imelda & Sr. Dina)

o   Ministries in Divine Retreat Center:

  Letter Ministry (Sr. Flowerlet)

  Ladies in Charge (Sr. Clarelet)

  Pharmacist (Sr. Linda)

o   Healing Ministry, St. James Hospital

  Laboratory in Charge (Sr. Prasanthi)

  Dietician (Sr. Meera Tom)    



Maria Shanthi Bhavan is the fruit of the joint effort of CMC Mary Matha Province Angamaly and Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor. It was started on 20th November 2003 for poor aged women.

On 16th July 2002 at the time of the blessing of reconstructed Joe Bhavan, both the superiors of CMC Mary Matha Province and the fathers of Divine Retreat Centre, inspired by the Holy Spirit gave a form to this venture. Mother Borromeo CMC the Provincial Superior laid the foundation stone on 10th February 2003.

Under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Mathew Thadathil, the construction got over soon. Mar Sebastian Edayanthrath, the Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, did the blessing ceremony on 20th November 2003. On 3rd December, under the leadership of Sr. Traisy and late Sr. Sherin Clare, 22 inmates started living here. Prayerful atmosphere, Holy Hours, daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist, breaking of the Word of God etc., help them to heal their wounds and to go ahead with hope. They are actively involved in cutting vegetables needed for Divine Retreat Centre, making covers for the dispensary and gardening. Catechism students, nursing students and members belonging to different associations give them love and joy. Counseling facilities make available for them twice in a week.

The patroness day of the house is celebrating on 16th July.  They are very active in cultural programme and competitions. At present the total strength is 60.