Provincial House Ujwa
|Patron||St. Vincent De Paul|
|Address||St. Thomas Provincial House, Ujwa P.O., 110 073, New Delhi, India.|
01. Fr. Kandathinkara John - Provincial Superior
02. Fr. Karingen Varghese - Provincial Councilor & Finance Officer
03. Fr. Kolenchery Thomas - Member
04. Fr. Thottungal Thomas - Secretary to the Provincial & Asst. Finance Officer
05. Bro. Meleth Jacob - Regent
HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES
Ujwa Ashram was initially a centre for Street Children. The Centre was blessed by Fr. George Manimala the Judicial vicar and chancellor of Archdiocese of Delhi and was inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. Antony Plackal, Superior General Vincentian Congregation on February 12, 2000. The centre was constructed under the Supervision of Fr. Sebastian Kallath. The first director was Fr. Jacob Chennath followed by Frs. Joseph (Benny) Kulangara, Thomas Kolenchery, Sebastian Moolechalil, Joseph (Joby) Azhyakunnel, and Joseph Kallarackal. Fr. Jose Parayaruthottam was the first Superior from March 12, 2014 till he passed away on June 26, 2016.
The Provincial Synaxis of St. Thomas Province held on May 1, 2013 decided to shift the Provincial to Delhi. Provincial Council held on October 12 &13, 2015 decided to close down De Paul Rehabilitation Centre, Ujwa. due to various reasons, like the unhealthy government interference which made it difficult to continue the institution, and shift the Provincial House from Rewa, to this building. The inauguration and blessing of the new Provincial house was held on September 8, 2016. The new Provincial House was inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Parappuram, Superior General of the Vincentian Congregation and was blessed by Bishop Mar Mathew Vaniakizhakkel, Bishop Emeritus of Satna Diocese.