12. Francesco, Vengankudi (Kumbakonam Diocese) - 2009

It was a long-cherished dream of the Tamil Capuchins to establish a spacious and a state-of-the art structure for the theologate. This dream was realised when a new theologate was put up in Vengankudi, about two kilometers from Samayapuram. The new theologate was blessed by our Minister General, Br. Mauro Johri, on June 11, 2008. The Capuchin Theological Institute was shifted from Amalashram to this location, on June 8, 2009 with the solemn celebration of Lectio Brevis and a Holy Mass by Rt. Rev. Antonysamy, the Bishop of Kumbakonam.