Houses

Vincentian Ashram Pfreimd


Established Year1995
PatronSt. Vincent De Paul
Diocese Regensburg
AddressVincentian Ashram, Freyung 33, 92536 Pfreimd, Germany.
Phone0049 96061260
CountryGermany
Members

MEMBERS

01. Fr. Karikkanezham Antony - Parish Ministry

02. Fr. Kattayil Johnson - Parish Ministry

03. Fr. Marattil Sales - Parish Ministry

04. Fr. Parambil Xavier - Parish Ministry

05. Fr. Parampilthadathil George - Superior & Parish Priest

06. Fr. Pullomparambil Thomas - Asst. Parish Priest

07. Fr. Puthussery Joseph - Parish Ministry

Description

HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES

The Vincentian House Pfreimd in Germany is established in the year 1995. It was a Franciscan Kloster (Ashram) started in 1561. They had a well-established Kloster with more than 40 members staying and having lot of activities for long years. Before the arrival of Vincentians here they were also the Spiritual care takers of the Parish for a good period of time. Due to lack of active members they have decided to leave the Parish and the 500 years old Kloster in 1995. They have divided the whole property of the Kloster and freely given to the State ‘Bayern’ and to the Home town ‘Pfreimd’.

During the time the Diocese of Regensburg having the request from the St. Thomas Province for a Religious house establishment and seeing the wonderful service of Fr. Michael Kareekunnel who was already in diocese working as Parish Priest in Mockersdorf, invited the Province to take over the Pfreimd Parish for the period contracted for 35 years. Then the Provincial Superior of the Province and the present Bp. Emeritus of Satna Diocese Mathew Vaniyakizhackal accepted the invitation and appointed Fr. Michael as the First House Superior. The Diocese handed over the Parish to the Province and appointed Fr. Michael as the ‘Stadtpfarrer’ and Fr. Sebastian Moolechalil as the ‘Pfarrvikar’ of the Parish Church.

The Ashram was renovated by the state together with the Diocese and one Floor of the main building was given to Vincentians for a minimal rent. The rest of the huge building is rented and used as the Kinder Garten, Parish Office, and Parish Hall by the Parish. Since 22 years the Vincentians are serving the town Parish with a number of 4000 Catholics. The work of the Indian Missionaries is well accepted and appreciated by the Diocese and the people here. The People are very thankful to the Vincentian Priests for their committed service in the parish.