3. Gnanalaya, Trichy (Trichy Diocese) 1983

Founded in the year 1983. A house in Trichy town was bought and remodelled so that our students could stay and attend classes at St. Paul’s Seminary, Trichy. In the election chapter of 1987, it was decided to shift the Provincialate from Coimbatore to Trichy as there were prospects for opening the theological study house at Amalashram. Hence from April 1987 Gnanalaya is officially the provincialate of the Amala Annai Province of Tamilnadu, India. Udhayam, our social service centre, started functioning from November 1995. It provides training programmes in social awareness, family counselling, Tuition to the school students and computer education. It coordinates the social activities of the entire province and looks after two orphanages in the province.