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St. Mary's Convent, Ollur

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Opened  24 May 1900
Phone  0487 235 1241
Address  High Rd, Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala 680306
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St. Mary's Convent is a Roman Catholic convent situated in Ollur, Thrissur city of India. It is the first convent started by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur. It has become a great tourist and pilgrimage attraction after the Canonisation of Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Evuprasiamma).

History

The convent was started by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur John Menachery. It opened the door for the nuns in May 24, 1900. Saint Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Evuprasiamma) stayed in this convent from 1900 till death. She was the Assistant Superior and in-charge of the novices from 1904-1910. During this period, Blessed Maria Theresa Chiramel also stayed in the convent. From 1913-1916, she was the Superior of the convent.

References

St. Mary's Convent, Ollur Wikipedia


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