Carmel in India
We are also contributing our share to the missionary undertaking of our Order outside the frontiers of India. Our Priests have served in the Missions of Tanzania, Zaire, Central Africa and Nigeria . At present three of our priests are in Rome at the service of the Congregation for Oriental Churches taking charge of the Pontifical Institute of St. John Damascene: two of our priests are in Teresianum, one Brother in the Generalate. One priest are in Kuwait, four are in Australia, one is at the service of the semi-province of Austria. There are nine priests doing pastoral service in the United States; four in Germany and two in Italy, one of our priests is working in the Diocese of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Mount Carmel Monastery, Townsville
Our First ever Foundation outside the frontiers of India was blessed on the 22nd of January 2011 at Townsville in Australia. Our Residence will be known as Mount Carmel Monastery. Rev. Fr. John Kunnathumadappally is the Father-in Charge and Rev. Fr. Kuriackose Kunnel is the other member. A third friar will join the community soon. We are entrusted with two Parishes, one of which has two schools, run by the Diocese and a Junior College, run by the Christian Brothers. About 50 Syro-Malabar families are also there in this parish. The Diocese of Townsville is expecting not just our ministries as priests, The whole process of our Foundation was initiated with the warmest collaboration with the Australian Vicariate of our Order.
Our Pastoral work abroad
Apart from our Foundation in Australia, we have taken up new missionary and pastoral undertakings outside India. We have initiated our first pastoral presence in the Scandinavia by sending one of our priests to Denmark. Rev. Fr. Thomas Pulickayil is in Denmark from the year 2009. We have also taken up pastoral work in Germany.