(Bhopal Arch Diocese – Latin Rite)

Ahinsa Vihar Colony
Ayodhya Nagar P.O. Phase 3
Bhopal – 462 041
Madhya Pradesh
Tel : 0755-2625033, 2628098
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A new branch of the Congregation of the Benedictine Sisters started in 1975 in Madhya Pradesh. In 1972 Mother Prioress, Emmanuela Goldman, took the initiative to plant the congregation in India and it was warmly supported by Msgr. Clements Thouttungal, the Late Bishop of Sagar Diocese in Madhya Pradesh. Between 1962 and 1965 three batches of thirteen Indian girls from Kerala entered the Congregation at the Mother House in Germany. After completing their training they returned to India in the year 1973 and established the first foundation in Madhya Pradesh in 1975.

Raising the status of the Indian region to an independent Prioryon 28th September 1992 was a landmark in the growth of the congregation in India. The headquarters of the Priory, Ashir Bhavan, Bhopal was inaugurated on 27th June 1998.

Today the Indian priory is blessed with 98 Finally Professed Sisters, 12 Temporary Professed Sisters and 16 are in the formation. True to the testament of our Foundress, “Congregation does not rust, but ever be present to the needs and urgent requirements of the Church” the presence of the congregation has been expanded to different parts of India, particularly in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. At present the 17 houses under the Indian priory are slpread out in 9 dioceses belonging to 4 states of India.

Foundation Priory :

Mutterhaus St. Lioba
Riedebergstr. 1 D – 79100 Freiburg
Gunterstal, Germany

Sr. Jyothi Kallaiyathuparambil

(Mother Prioress)
Elected on 01.01.2011


Location :

In Ayodhya Nagar, 14 km from the city of Bhopal.

By Car :

From Bhopal, take the Bhopal – Raisen Road, turn by the By Pass – Road which goes through Ayodhya Nagar. About 2 km away, turn right from By Pass Road as the indication given – Devamata Hospital opposite to Danotan daba.

By Bus :

From Bhopal main bus station take No. 19 bus and get down by the Devamata Hospital – bus stop.

By Rail :

From Bhopal main station either take a taxi or an auto. Direct to the Priory following directions “By Car”.

By Air :

From Bhopal Airport, take a taxi, through Bairagarh enter into By Pass Road, and move straight to Ayodhya Nagar, Phase-3, Ahinsavihar Colony, Near Devamata Hospital.

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