Mananthavady Norbertines

It was in the year 1978, under the initiative of Abbot Wolf Gang Bohm the Norbertines of the Stift Tepl in Villingen came to Mananthavady with the help of Bishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, then bishop of Mananthavady. The new community in Mananthavady sprouted and grew rapidly under the care and concern of Abbot Böhm.

The good will and concern of bishop Thoomkuzhy have significantly contributed o the growth of Mananthavady Norbertines. However, as the numbers of German confreres were decreasing substantially, the only solution was to send confreres from India to...

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