Divine Mercy Dhyanashram Mangalagiri
|Address||Vincentian House, Divine (Babuji) Nagar, Nidamarru P.O., 522503, Mangalagiri (Mandal), Guntur Dt., Andhra Pradesh, India.|
|Email $ Web||www.divinemangalagiri.org ;|
01. Fr. Birudgadda Joseph Surya - Parish Priest & Member, Popular Mission Team
02. Fr. Kalamparambil Martin - Superior & Director
03. Fr. Kunnuthara Michael - Finance Officer; Preaching Ministry & Member, Popular Mission Team
04. Fr. Nettiyankal Sebastian - Director, Popular Mission
05. Fr. Vadakkekara Antony - Asst. Director
01. Divine Mercy Dhyanashram (2009)
02. Fatimamatha Parish Church (2009)
03. Popular Mission Centre (2014)
HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES
In 2008 December Most Rev. Gali Bali, Bishop of Guntur Diocese invited the Good Shepherd Region of Marymatha Province, Vincentian Congregation for pastoral and missionary works in the Diocese of Guntur. The Diocese entrusted Vincentians the newly erected Parish of Bapujinagar with 3 mission stations. Rev. Fr. Paul Karayil was appointed the first Parish Priest of Bapujinagar Parish and he took charge on 9th April 2009.
We bought 3.5 acres of land adjacent to the parish church. Within a few months Fr. Paul Karayil built a shed and Fr. John Kanichery joined with him and started Divine Mercy Dhyanashram in April 2010. The same year we constructed the residential block and prayer hall for Residential retreats. The foundation stone of the Divine Mercy Dhyanashram was laid by Rev. Fr. Francis Naduviledath, the then Regional Superior of Good Shepherd Region, on January 18, 2010. It was blessed by Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Gali Bali DD, the Bishop of Guntur and was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Edattu, the Assistant Superior General of Vincentian Congregation on April 22, 2010. Divine Mercy Dhyanashram is the second retreat center of Good Shepherd Region in Andhra Pradesh.
Most Rev. Gali Bali, the Bishop of Guntur Diocese granted the permission to erect the religious house of Vincentian Congregation in his letter dated on March 25, 2012.