St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram (2002)


St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram
Conventual Franciscan Friars
Christianpet, Tadepalli - 522501
Guntur Dt.
Andhra Pradesh, India

Tel: (0091 86645) 247065 - Friary


Guardian & Parish Priest

Fr. Jain Kottukappally
Fr. James Ayyamkolil


The St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram at Christianpet in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh in the diocese of Guntur began on March 25, 2002. Fr. Jesmond Panapparambil was appointed 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 July 15, 2004.

The foundation stone of the Friary and the Church was blessed by Fr. Joseph Cilia, Provincial Custos on January 18, 2004 on the newly acquired plot of 45 cents at Christianpet. On January 23, 2005, Fr. Joseph Cilia, Provincial Custos blessed the newly constructed friary at Christianpet retaining the name St. Maximilian Franciscan Ashram. On March 12, 2005 His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Galibali Bishop of Guntur blessed and consecrated the newly constructed Church at Chris tianpet. The beautiful church is dedicated to St. Maximilian Kolbe.