Daily Quotes 2 Timothy 4:17

But the God stood with me and gave me strength

About Church

Charis Bhavan Retreat Centre, a haven for all those seeking God Almighty’s presences took share in the mind of Fr. James Manjackal, the founding father, and it took concrete from on November 25, 1989 with the generous donation of land by Fr. Devasis uazhupil. The Center is being guides and marshaled by the congregation of the missionaries of St. Francis de Sales. The centre has been doing commendable work, for the past on decade, among people of all walks of life, attracting them to blissful relationship with god.

Charis Bhavan Charis Bhavan

It is a well known MSFS retreat centre in Kerala, making God- experience a reality for thousands of people who seek God’s presence and grace. It is only retreat centre of such quality that MSFS have all over the world. Ever since its inception, Charis Bhavan has been a channel of peace, joy and love to mankind irrespective of caste, credd, religion, and nationality. To build and mould individuals including in them a sense of God’s abounding love and grace always been the mantra of Charis Bhanvan.

It is helping thousands of people to solve of face their social, economic, domestic, psychological and spiritual problems. The retreat programmes in Charis Bhavan is much appreciated by those who participate. The Perpetual Adoration Chapel brings hundreds of people every day to Eucharistic adoration and God- experience. Charis Bhavan experience the perpetual adoration chapel as the power centre of all its activities. There is real, abundant spiritual power generated and shared by the commitment and ministries of our confreres in Chairs Bhavan.


Charis Bhavan Charis Bhavan

Charis Bhavan at Athirampuzha is a well-known MSFS retreat and renewal centre in Kerala, making God-experience a reality for thousands of people who seek God’s presence and grace. It was founded in 1989 by Fr. James Manjackal who was also its first Director. His vision and zeal for the spiritual renewal and empowerment of the people have borne rich results over the years. It is the only retreat centre of such quality that MSFS have all over the world. Ever since its inception, it has been a living response to the needs of the people. It is helping thousands of people to solve or face their social, economic, domestic, psychological and spiritual problems. The centre has been doing commendable work for the past one decade and more bringing people closer to God and a blissful relationship with Him. The centre has been a channel of peace, joy and love for all irrespective of caste, colour, religion or nationality.

Charis Bhavan Founder

Fr. James Manjackal Fr. James Manjackal (MSFS)

Fr. James Manjackal, the Founder-Director of the renowned MSFS retreat and renewal centre, Charis Bhavan, in Kerala is currentlyengaged in preaching retreatts and renewal programmes in Europe, America and Gulf countries. His retreats have captured the hearts of many, especially the youth. The province has made available to the global mission the services of Fr. James Manjackal. He is at the service of the entire world with his God given talent of preaching the word of God. For more information on his ministry and activities kindly log on to his website: www.jmanjackal.net

Past Directors

  • Fr. James Majackal MSFS
  • Fr. Abraham Vettuvelil MSFS
  • Fr. Jose Parapillil MSFS
  • Fr. Jose Kumblolickal MSFS
  • Fr. Kurian Karickal MSFS

Charis Bhavan Team

Chairs Team includes fellowship of all who collaborate in the activities of Charis Bhavan as preachers/counselors/ volunteers. The MSFS priests currently working in Charis Bhavan includes:

  • Fr. Jose Parapilli MSFS (Superior)
  • Fr. Kurian Karickal MSFS (Director)
  • Fr. Bijil Chakiath MSFS (Administration)
  • Fr. Anish Mundiyanicakal MSFS
  • Fr. Thomas Puthussery
  • Fr. Thomas Kutty Mattakaratundiyil
  • Fr. Shino Puthussery MSFS

Our Vision

  • Bloom where you are planted – St. Francis de sales
  • To be the medium and message of the Kingdom of God in the living situation of the people irrespective of caste, class, culture, religion or nationality.
  • To build up persons and families bathed in the spirit of Jesus and renew communities by the power of Jesus word and the values of His Kingdom.
  • To help everyone evolve a synthesis of faith and life with a deep sense of God.
  • To encourage and enlighten everyone to commit to the promotion of Jesus, Humanity and Love with an ever abiding sense of the presence of God and the needs of others.


The Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Francis de sales (MSFS/Fransalians) was founded at Annecy in France on 24th October, 1838 by the Servant of God, Fr. Peter Marie Mermier under the patronage of St. Francis de sales. It was the realization of the long- cherished desire of Fr. Mermier, an apostle of parish missions.

Today the Missionaries of St. Francis de sales (MSFS) is a large congregation spread over many countries in the world, rendering valuable services to the humanity by holding on to its charism of living the spirit and spirituality of Saint Francis de slaes in our mission through the triple apostolates.

  1. Renewal of Christian life through preaching and parish missions
  2. Pioneering Evangelization overseas and
  3. Education and formation especially of the young.

Prayer Centre

Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 4:8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil. 4:6-7