Benedictine community askes for donations of new Rosaries they can sell to fund the building of their Oratory.

Saint Benedict's Oratory a place for God

help us place God in the center of the community, where God Belongs.


Rev Msgr. S. John Joseph,
Bishops House
P.B. No. 703
2, Court Road
Salem 636 007

Father John Joseph has been a friend of for some years. He is now Vicar General in theTamilnardu area of India where Christians are a minority. He now visits Parishes in the Diocese and maintains his practice of distributing Rosaries to those who cannot afford them, as he did when he was a Parish Priest. In the area, here have been some examples of religious discrimination. Many Christians are of the former "untouchables" caste. They have little and are not part of any Indian economic boom.To support the Faith and Spirituality of the people, Father has asked for rosaries, crucifixes, medals. either new or old, unwanted items. They can be sent directly to Father or sent to 28 Leaplish, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 ORB UK. When there is enough for a parcel, we will send them.


Carmelite Provincial House
Sirumalar Nagar,
Tiruchirappalli-620 012
Tamil Nadu

This is the centre for the Carmelite Friars in Tamil Nadu. The above information about the area applies here. The Fathers do a great deal of work, they train priests, run schools, technical schools, Parishes and have a centre for Carmelite spirituality. Rosaries, Crucifixes and medal would be appreciated.

First of all take my prayerful greetings and best wishes. Fr. Mark Andrew Khongjee of the Archdiocese of Shillong, Meghalaya, India. I am working in the seminary. I go also to the villages for Holy Mass on Sundays. We have 80 boys in the seminary. I take care 5 villages consisting of about 3000 families. I am a poor diocesan priest. Our people also are very poor. We are known as Khasi tribal people. Our people are very religious. They have great devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary. People come to me and ask for scapulars and rosaries. They wanted to wear them on their neck. We cannot buy ROSARIES as we are all poor people.
Dear precious friend at ROSARY MAKING and gracious donors, I am writing requesting to you to ask whether it would be possible for you to provide free ROSARIES for me. The ROSARIES which you are going to send to me I will give them to the people so that they can pray and wear on their neck and express their faith externally. We believe in the power of the ROSARIES.  We want to pray for peace in the world. Your willingness to help out wherever there is a need is greatly appreciated even if you do not know us personally. 
On the days when it seems like all hope is lost; On the days when we find ourselves struggling with the most simple things in life; In these days we found a ray of light in you my friend: good, caring and thoughtful that you are. It is wonderful that you would never ignore the cries for help of anyone and that you are attuned to the concerns of even the smallest individuals who are struggling to survive.
This assistance is for us a warm and bright ray of light representing good and caring people who are attentive to the difficulty of the poor and needy.  Being that our needs are many, this aid helps us greatly. God bless you and Mary our Mother pray for us all. I thank you and cherish you.
Yours Faithfully
Fr. Mark Andrew Khongjee
St. Xavier’s  Minor  Seminary
3rd Mile-Upper Shillong-793005

Items can be sent directly.
Items can be sent directly to The Fathers

Due to many recent donations we are not able to accept further packages at untill those we have are processed, cleaned and repaired where needed, then sent to the Parishes.