LORETO ASHRAM, MUVATTUPUZHA (1961 - Kothamangalam Diocese)
It was Br. Ignatius who took the initiative to buy the site for Loreto Ashram. The foundation stone of the Ashram was laid on 25 March 1961 and that of the chapel on 5 August of the same year. By the efficient and hard work of Br. Bernardine, who was assisted by Br. Emmanuel, the main part of the Ashram was completed and was blessed on 14 May 1962. On that very day the house started its existence as the Novitiate, with the vestition of 28 novices. Ayearlater, the construction of the friary was completed, and it was blessed on 16 May 1963.
The foundation stone of the chapel was blessed on 10 December, 1965. It was built up by Br. Oswald as Guardian with Br. Emmanuel helping him in the construction work. The chapel was blessed and consecrated on 18 May 1969 by Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhi, Bishop of Kothamangalam.
Br. Dominic Cheradil- Guardian
Br. Thomas Kanjirakonam – Vicar & Novice Master
Br. Jovinus kazhuthuveettil
Br. Cherian Palukunnel – Procurator
Br. Joseph Mathew Angadiyil
Br. Sunny Parackal
Br. Xavier Karivelikonam – Vice Novice Master & Director of SFO Kothamangalam Diocese