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Vincentian House, Kattappana, (Krupalaya)

Vincentian House, Kattappana, (Krupalaya)

Established. 1995
Patron: St. Vincent de Paul
D: Kanjirappally

Vincentian House
P.B. No: 13, Kattappana - 685 508
Idukki Dt., Kerala
04868-272280, 273280
Email. krupalaya@rediffmail.com


  • Fr. MaramattathilThomas (Superior)
  • Fr. Vaniyapurackalthuruthl Job (Asst. Director & Finance Officer)
  • Fr. Vettickal Joseph (Director, Retreat Centre)


  • Krupalaya Prayer Centre (1997)



Idukki is Kerala's very own Eden where nature spreads her carpet of Green to welcome visitors from across the world. Here in the calmness of the High-ranges the town of Kattappana invites you to the Vincentian House by name "Krupalaya" – the house of grace – where you can feel the loving touch of the living God! At present Krupalaya is the Novitiate House of the St. Joseph's Province of the Vincentian Congregation.

Krupalaya is situated in the greeny suburb of the town one km. away from the down – town, by the side of the Theni – Moovattupazha highway and it stands half way between Kattappana and Kochuthovala.

Krupalaya belongs to the juridical boundary of the Diocese of Kanjirappally and in the Forane Parish of Kattappana. His Excellency Mar Mathew Vattakuzhy blessed it on April 30, 1997, the then Bishop of Kanjirappally in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Antony Plackal, the then Superior General and Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Thoyalil the then Provincial Superior. The Congregation purchased 5.40 acres of land in the year 1995, from Mrs. Kanakalil Mariam and family. Rev. Fr. Joseph Ayyamkolil was appointed Superior of the newly founded institution and by his hard work and supervision the dream-project Krupalaya became a reality. During the time of construction Rev. Fr. Joseph stayed with the Brothers of St. John of God rendering his service as the chaplain of their Mission Hospital at Kattappana. St. Vincent de Paul is the heavenly Patron of the House.

The new institution functioned as a Retreat House for five years from 1998-2003 and more than one hundred Retreats were conducted for the people of God under the leadership of Rev. Frs. Joseph Ayyamkolil, Francis Chelapurath and Michael Panachikal. During this period Rev. Frs. Jacob Athickal, Francis Pullatt, Francis Chelapurath and Michael Panachikal served as House Superiors.

Krupalaya arranges few Retreats every year for the local community. There is adoration to the most Blessed Sacrament and healing services together with preaching the Word of God on every Friday from 6-8 pm. Every day we give sermon during the Holy Mass. Over a hundred people gather here on weekdays and around five hundred on Sundays. For Easter and Christmas services, the crowd will be still larger. Very many faithful come here for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. People of the neighboring parishes namely Kattappana, Vellayamkudy, Erattayar and Kochuthovala etc. are regular attendants of Krupalaya and they keep good relationship with the inmates.

  Krupalaya:  The  House of Grace


With the traits inherited from St. Vincent De Paul, Krupalaya Vincentian Retreat Centre has helped thousands to feel the eternal grace of Jesus Christ. Located amidst the high ranges, Krupalaya is being led with the motto -One Step towards Jesus…At Krupalaya, we thrive our best so that we can lend our helping hands to the ones who’ve stepped aside in the journey to reach eternity…For those who are searching we provide a safe place to discover the spiritual path. For those who are already on a spiritual path we offer a peaceful place to deepen their spiritual life. We also provide a comfortable place for those who just want to relax, reflect and pray. Comfortable full-board accommodation is available up to 200 people.
One day Convention:

Every Friday thousands gather at the centre to experience the liberating touch of the word of God, led by krupalaya team.  People from far and wide; receive numerous blessings through Eucharist celebration, preaching and Eucharistic Adoration. 4.30pm:           Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary and praise and worship. 5:00 pm:          Holy Mass 6:15 pm:          Preaching of the word of God 7:20 pm:          Adoration and Healing Prayers Residential Retreats:The house of grace offers opportunities to the people from every walks of life to stay and experience the power of the word of God. Every first Thursday and the following Sunday there will be residential retreats for 4 days. Residential retreats include, Inner Healing Retreats and Retreats for the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Fr. Maramattathil Thomas, Superior, Rev. Fr.Vettickal Joseph, Director Krupalaya, Fr. Vaniyapurackalthuruthl Job, Asst. Director and the Krupalaya team lead the Retreats.Special Retreats:Special retreats are arranged for students from 5th std to 10th std in the month of April and for youth and Family on may respectively. Other Ministries:·         Counseling and Confession This is one of the important ministries that rendered by the Retreat Centre. People from different places come here to make counseling with  the priests on every Friday and in the afternoon we arrange confession for those who come for the one day convention.·         Books StallAs the part of the evangelization and to promote popular devotion Krupalaya runs a Books Stall for the faithful through which we make Bible, Spiritual books, Devotional Albums, Rosaries, Chains and other pious articles available for the needs of the people on a non profit basis.

  •  Outreach ministries

 The Krupalaya team under the leadership of Fr.Vettickal Joseph undertake retreats and conventions at different parishes and places in and out of Kattapana.

  • Rosary Procession

 We conduct Rosary procession every first Tuesday of the Month with candles at 7.15pm after the Holy Mass. People will come for the same and continue praying rosary the whole night.

  •  Perpetual Adoration

We have Perpetual Adoration at our centre starting from 7.00am to 8.30pm. People nearby our retreat centre are coming for the adoration. 

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