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ST.THOMAS INTERNATIONAL SHRINE

Malayattoor is a village in the North Eastern corner of Ernakulam District in the state of Kerala in South India. The name `Malayattoor' is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala (Mountain) Arr (River) Oore (Place). This is to say, Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river, and land.
KURISUMUDY

Kurisumudy is a mountain at Maiayattoor, 1269 'Ft. above sea level.Kurisumudy has its fame as a place visited by St. Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave a mandate to his Apostles to go out to the whole world and to proclaim the Good News. Taking upon himself this commandment, Thomas set out to India and landed at Kodungalloor in AD 52. He spent 20 years in India travelled through different parts of this great country of spirituality.

St.THOMAS & MALAYATTOOR

Upon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too. His missionary expeditions took him far and wide and while travelling through the famous caravan route from Kodugalioor to Madras St. Thomas came to Malayattoor. A hostile reception was in store and his life was in danger. He was forced to flee to the top of the mountain and he spent days together in prayer. According to the `Ramban Paattu' , St. Thomas went up the mountain to converse with the Lord.





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Rev. Fr. XAVIER THELAKKAT, Rector

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Upon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too. His missionary expeditions took him far and wide and while travelling through the famous caravan route from Kodugalioor to MUpon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too. His missionary expeditions took him far and wide and while travelling through the famous caravan route from Kodugalioor to MUpon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too



His Holiness
Pope Francis
Major Arch Bishop
Mar George Alencherry
Auxillary Bishop
Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath
Bishop
Mar. Jose puthenveetil
Rector
Rev.Fr.Xavier Thelakkatt


PRAYER TIMINGS

Holy Mass :

  • Weekdays 9.30 a.m
  • Sundays 7.30 a.m 9.30 a.m + Nercha kanji

1st Friday of the Month at 7.p.m :
  • Way of the cross to mountain of vigilance prayer till 2.30 a.m

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SPIRITUAL GUIDENCDE

The primary goal of spiritual direction is to help individuals grow in a personal relationship with God. Spiritual direction, or spiritual accompaniment, offers an opportunity to reflect upon what they want the focus or direction of their life to be. It also assists in exploring God’s seeming absence, and helps uncover areas that prevent an individual’s response to God’s presence.

It is here that the person can consider what God desires of them as an individual, and what hinders them from achieving that goal. In answering these issues, the question is then asked, “how can I realign my life?”.

Talking with a spiritual director enables the person to explore and consider these questions and take stock of where there are in life and articulate a realistic picture of their vision of their faith journey. It offers an opportunity to be listened to in a non-judgmental space, to discuss prayer life and to pay attention to God’s call on their life.

Spiritual direction helps a growth in deeper intimacy with God, and promotes the experience of greater inner freedom.

COUNSELLING

Counseling services to the individual, the family and the community. We seek God’s wisdom in His Holy Scriptures to bring hope, psychological, emotional, spiritual healing and restoration while using skills and techniques that are clinically effective.

We aim to be a leading provider of Christian Counselling by promoting the blessings of the Christian community as we seek to recover, restore and renew relationships between God and people, to the praise of His glory! .

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HOW TO REACH

Malayattoor is located in the centre of Kerala. Cochin and Thrissur are equidistant from it. The picturesque village is easily accessible by road, rail or air.
Kalady (10 Km) and Angamaly are the nearest towns. Those coming from Kottayam take the direction from Kalady to Malayattoor. Those who come from Thrissur side eyther can take a division from Angamaly to Kurishumudy through Thuravoor and Manjapara or go to kalady and to malayattoor.
Those coming from Kothamangalam or Idukki side must drive to Perumbavoor, and may proceed through road towards Kalady and Malayattoor.

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BEAUTIFICATION

A declaration by the Pope as head of the Church that one of the deceased faithful lived a holy life and/or died a martyr's death and is now dwelling in heaven. As a process, the beatification consists of a years-long examination of the life, virtues, writings, and reputation for holiness of the servant of God under consideration. This is ordinarily conducted by the bishop of the place where he or she resided or died. For a martyr miracles worked through the person's intercession need not be considered in this primary process. The second, or Apostolic, process is instituted by the Holy See when the first process reveals that the servant of God practiced virtue in a heroic degree or died a martyr for the faith. Beatified persons are called "Blessed" and may be venerated by the faithful but not throughout the universal Church. (Etym. Latin beatificatio, the state of being blessed; from beatus, happy.)

PHONE

+91 484 2468990, 2283450, 2283608

+91 9961805588

ADDRESS

The Rector, Administrative Office
St. Thomas International Shrine,

Kurisumudy, Malayattoor - 683587, Kerala.India

PRAYER TIMINGS

Holy Mass :
Weekdays 9.30 a.m
Sundays 7.30 a.m 9.30 a.m + Nercha kanji

1st Friday of the Month at 7.p.m :
Way of the cross to mountain of vigilance prayer till 2.30 a.m