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Project 3120 - Renewal of the Church Roof
Benedictine Monks of Kappadu (Kerala, India)
The monastery of Kappadu was founded under the Syro-Malabar rite by three monks of the Benedictine monastery of Asirvanam (Bangalore), which is a foundation of the Abbey of Saint Andrew (Bruges, Belgium).
The current church was completed in 2000 and dedicated on December 31, 2000. A guesthouse with thirty-three independent rooms and a spacious refectory was built almost simultaneously. The monastery was raised Kappadu to the rank of abbey on the occasion of the General Chapter of the Congregation in 2004.
By 2015, the community comprised forty-four brothers, including thirty-three monks in solemn vows, six brothers having made temporary vows and five novices.
Under the strong rainfall and extreme heat the roof of the chapel and the monastery is progressively degrading : tiles are falling off, vegetation is working into the joints. In addition the roof of the chapel is a single spread of concrete without any opening, because of lack of funds at the time of construction. Openings would have been able to moderate the extreme heat and also reduce the degradation of the tiles. Renovation of the most damaged parts is urgent, removal of the tiles, cleaning and replacement of the tiles. Four openings in the roof of the chapel will provide a system to regulate the heat.
Requested amount: €14,000
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