We are a Roman Catholic Religious Order of Friars Minor Capuchins who are consecrated to God in a special manner according to the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience and who seek to conform ourselves to the Crucified Christ after the model and example of our founder St. Francis of Assisi. Centered upon our Eucharistic Lord, devoted to His Virgin Mother, and supported by the community of brothers, we seek to serve the people of God through our prayer and ministry to the poor. The Capuchin Franciscans have been serving the people of Kerala in one way or another as early as 1932. The Indian Province got bifurcated in 1972, and St. Joseph Province, Kerala was constituted as an independent jurisdiction of the Order. Again on 25 October 1999, St. Joseph Province was bifurcated and the Capuchin Province of Central Kerala came to exist as a separate province, under the patronage of St. Thomas the Apostle. There are currently 130 friars serving in the four dioceses of Kerala, namely, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Irinjalakuda and Palakkad, the dioceses of Kalyan and Sagar, the mission territory of Malawi in Central Africa.

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