Khrist Jyothi Province

OUR FOUNDER

Very Rev. Fr. Basilius Panat CST

Rev. Fr. Basilius Panat was born on 15th February 1891 in Pazhooparambil at Kothanalloor at his mother’s house. His parents were Mathai and Eleswa. Lonachen was his eldest brother and Mathachen youngest. On the seventh day he was christened and named Thomas. Thomas grew up in the village of Chalil near Cherthala at his father’s house called Panat. In1907 Thomas completed his studies at the middle school. In 1908 he joined the diocesan Seminary at Ernakulam. Fr. Augustine Kandathil (later Archbishop of Ernakulam) was his minor seminary Rector. After his high school studies at St. Albert’s High School, Ernakulam and at St. Mary’s High School, Aluva he completed his seminary studies at Puthenpally from 1913 to 1918. On 26 December 1918 the then Auxiliarybishop Mar Augustine Kandathil ordained him Priest. Fr. Thomas Panat was appointed Asst. Parish Priest in the Forane church of Vaikom in 1919 where Fr. Kuruvila Alumkara was parish priest. In December 1919 Fr. Panat was appointed parish priest in Uzhuva Church. In May 1920 Fr. Panat got appointment as parish priest at Kuzhuppilly. On February 3, 1924 Fr. Thomas took up his assignment as the parish priest at Mookkannur. A couple of days after he was called to Archbishop’s House and asked to take over the charge of the Sacred Heart Orphanage which later paved the way to start the Little Flower Congregation on March 19, 1931. Till 1941 Fr. Panat was considered a personal consulter to Archbishop Kandathil. From 1941 to 1954 he was appointed a member of the consulting body of the Archbishop.

He was Superior General of the Congregation he started, from 1955 to 1967. He was Rector and Superior of our major seminary and First Councillor from 1967 to 1973. From 1973 till his death he was staying at Vijnan Bhavan (Little Flower Generalate) Thrikkakara. He was called to his eternal reward on 4th October 1976 and his mortal remains are buried in the Ashram Cemetery at Mookkannur on 6th October 1976.

  • 11th Death Anniversary of Fr. Varghese Koikara

    The Requem Mass and Prayers at the Tomb will begin at 10.30 AM at Jyoti Niwas, Hanumangarh. Lets all join together and pray for the Departed Soul....

    Jun 03, 2019
  • Feast Day Celeberation of St. Therese

    The Feastday celebration of our dear Patroness St. Therese was solemnly celebrated at Jyoti Niwas, Hanumangarh on October 1st 2018. Rev. Fr. Provincial was the main celebrant and Fr. Tibin Mannusserril preached the homily. Around 40 fathers and 250 sisters and teachers took part in the celebration. Let St. Therese shower the graces of Roses from the Heaven above....

    Oct 01, 2018
  • Beginning of the VIIth provincial synaxis

    Beginning of the VIIth provincial synaxis.

    Feb 18, 2018
  • Blessing of the Renovated House

    Blessing of the Renovated House at Mayur Vihar.

    Feb 11, 2018
  • Blessing of the new convent at Malout.

    Blessing of the new convent at Malout.

    Feb 10, 2018
  • Jyotir Vachan Bible Quiz Competition

    Jyotir Vachan Bible Quiz Competition was held at Suratgarh.

    Feb 04, 2018

Very Rev. Fr. Francis Kilivallickal

General Discipline & Formation