AP 110 to 101
Fr. Sylvester Puthussery speaks about Palackal Thoma Malpan.
|Part Number||Part I - Syro Malabar Church|
|Title|| Fr. Sylvester Puthussery speaks about Palackal Thoma Malpan.
|Place of Recording||Kripa Bhavan, Chunangamvely, Aluva, Kerala.|
|Date of Recording||18 July 2016.|
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Fr. Sylvester Puthussery speaks about Palackal Thoma Malpan
During a friendly conversation on the Syriac heritage of the Syro Malabar Church (Aramic project 102 - Video), Fr. Antony Sylvester Puthussery, CMI veered to an assessment of the personality of Palackal Thoma Malpan (1780-1841), founder of the CMI Congregation. In the early 1980s, Fr. Sylvester visited the burial place of the Malpan at St. Mary’s Forane Church at Pallippuram and was surprised to see the unmarked grave of such a great man who made significant contribution to the Catholic group of the St. Thomas Christians who were under the supervision of the foreign missionary bishops. Fr. Sylvester thought that the CMI Congregation should have recognized the Malpan as its prime founder. Therefore, he took the initiative to organize a solemn event of placing a tombstone at the grave of the Malpan. The CMI Congregation should be grateful to Fr. Sylvester.