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Bethlehem Ashram,Vandanpathal

The Bethlehem Ashram started in 18 February 1998 with the responsibility of the parish under the leadership of Fr.Abraham Mannampalakkal, vicar of St. Paul’s Church, for women and children who are not protected. The members of the community of sacred heart are leading the activities here. The kanjirappally diocese took over ashram on September 8, 2001 and appointed Rev.Fr.Roy Mathew Vadakkel as its director. About 1250 members are gone from here. Now 65 members are in this ashram. Many women, pregnant ladies and children ranging from 8 months to 15 years are staying here. 47 children are studying in Nursery, LP, UP and High School classes. 5 children are under 3 years of age. Sr.Annice, Sr.Rejeena Mathews, Sr.Tressa Jose are do the daily activities here. Bethlehem Ashram is going to relief and comfort for mothers and children who can be rejected, injured and abandoned.

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him” (Ps.127/3). We have the obligation to love and respect the life God gives us; this idea is to encourage the diocese to lead this institution.