The St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram at Christianpet in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh in the diocese of Guntur began on 25 March 2002. Fr. Jesmond Panapparambil was appointedas the first parish priest of this new parish and superior of the residence of the Friars, a rented apartment at Tadepalli. The Ashram was canonically erected on 15 July 2004. The foundation stone of the Friary and the Church was blessed by Fr. Joseph Cilia, Provincial Custos on 18 January 2004 on the newly acquired plot of 45 cents at Christianpet. On 23 January 2005, Fr. Joseph Cilia, Provincial Custos blessed the newly constructed friary at Christianpet retaining the name St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram. On 12 March 2005, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Galibali Bishop of Guntur blessed and consecrated the newly constructed Church at Christianpet dedicated to St. Maximilian Kolbe.
St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram
Tadepalli – 522 501, Guntur Dt.
Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel. (0091 8645) 247065
|Canonical Decree:||July 15, 2004|
|Beginning of the Presence:||March 25, 2002|
|Patron:||St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe|
Fr. Dais Theembalangattu
Fr. Bosco Puttanal