Vellore Diocese



Religious Men

12 Men Religious Congregations are rendering their wonderful service in various forms in the Diocese. 

The following are the Men Religious Congregations working in the Diocese.

  1. Capuchins (OFM) 
  2. Foyar De Charite (FDC)
  3. Missionaries of Sacred Heart (MSC)
  4. Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS)
  5. Order of Mother of God (OMD)
  6. Passionists   (CP)
  7. Precious Blood Missionaries(CPPS)
  8. Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)
  9. Sacred Heart Brothers (SHB)
  10. Servites (OSM)
  11. Society of Jesus (SJ)
  12. Vincentians (VC)


Ministries of Religious Men

  • Parish 
  • Education (Schools, Colleges, IT (Information Technology) Centres)
  • Charitable Institutions (Orphanages, Special Homes for Physically-Challenged)
  • Vocational Training Centres (Computer Centres, ITI, Driving Schools)
  • Social Service (Village Animation Programmes, Oratories, Youth Animation)



Religious Women

31 Women Religious Congregations are rendering their ministry in various forms in the Diocese. The following are the Women Religious Congregations working in the Diocese:

  1. Apostolic Carmel (AC)
  2. Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace & Compassion (OSB)
  3. Bridgettine Sisters (OSSS)
  4. Congregation of the Immaculate Conception (CIC)
  5. Congregation of the Sisters of Theresian Carmelites (CTC)
  6. Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa (CSST)
  7. Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA)
  8. Daughters of Charity St. Vincent (DC)
  9. Daughters of Mary (DM)
  10. Dominican Sisters (DS)
  11. Franciscan Sisters of Our lady of Bon Succours (FBS)
  12. Franciscan Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary(FIHM)
  13. Franciscan Sisters of Aloysius Gonzaga (FSAG)
  14. Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (FSJ)
  15. Franciscan Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary of Quilon (FSIHM)
  16. Franciscan Sisters of Presentation of BVM (FSPM)
  17. Missionaries of Charity (MC)
  18. Medical Mission Secular Institute of St. Thomas (MMSI)
  19. Poor Clares of Perpetual Adorations (PCPA)
  20. Servants of Mary (OSM)
  21. Seva Missionary Sisters (SMS)
  22. Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission(OLMS)
  23. Sisters of the Adoration of Blessed Sacraments (AS)
  24. Sisters of St. Annes of Trichirappalli (SAT)
  25. Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (SCB)
  26. Sisters of Cross of Chavanad (SCC)
  27. Sisters of the Destitute (SD)
  28. Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny (SJC)
  29. Sisters of Maria Auxilium (SMA)
  30. Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSHJ) 
  31. Society of Sisters of St. Annes (SSA)


Ministries of Religious Women

  • Parish (Liturgy Preparation & Choir, Family Visits, Catechism for Children, Marriage preparation Class for Adults, Animation of Pious Movements, BCCs, and other parochial participatory structures, and Cleanliness of Parish Church)
  • Education (Schools & Colleges)
  • Medicine (Hospitals, Dispensaries and Health Centres)
  • Charitable Institutions (Orphanages, Homes for Aged, Mentally-Retarded & Physically-Challenged, Crèche, Working Women Hostels)
  • Vocational Training Centres (Computer Centres, Tailoring & Embroidering Centres)
  • Social Service (Village Animation Programmes, Oratories, Animation of Women Self Help Groups, Counselling Centres)


List of Congregation Priests


Name of the Priests Ordination Date Birth date Native Place Present Residential Image
Fr. Ezhil L OFM Cap 25-04-2003 25-04-2003 priest_image
Rev.Fr. Gerald Paulraj, C.PP.S 16-04-2016 16-04-2016 priest_image
Rev.Fr.S.Raphael MSC 24-04-2006 24-04-2006 priest_image
Fr. Clement Antony Ignatius, SDB 24-04-2018 24-04-2018 priest_image
Fr. Marianathan Chinnasamy,SJ 14-10-2006 30-11-1974 ANILADI POST, PERIATHATCHUR VIA, GINGEE TK., VILLUPURAM DT priest_image
Fr. Viblanc Steephen osm 14-05-2004 14-05-2004 priest_image
Rev.Fr. Sebastian Francis, SDB 24-04-2009 24-04-2009 priest_image
Fr. Nambikai Raj CP 21-04-2017 21-04-2017 priest_image
Fr. Jeyan Santhiyagu, OMD 25-04-2007 25-04-2007 priest_image
Rev. Fr. Clement Antony Ignatius, SDB 14-05-2004 14-05-2004 priest_image
Fr. Maria Francis Britto MSFS 30-04-2014 20-11-1986 MANDHAI MADHA KOIL STREET, PATTAVARTHI, MANDHAI POST, MAYILADUDURAI DT., - 612203 priest_image
Fr. Charles Stephen, SDB 11-09-1977 11-09-1977 priest_image
Fr. X, SDB 11-09-1977 11-09-1977 priest_image