Priory   Ashram Vijayawada

Navajeevan Benedictine Monastery

juridic titlePriory
type of monastery 17 monks CongregationSylvestrine Congregation (Silv)address Navajeevan Benedictine Monastery
Jakkampudi P.O.
Vijayawada - 520012
Krishna Dt.
Andhra Pradesh
GMT offsetGMT+05:30
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +91 (0)866 2812236 +91 (0)866 2812119
fax +91 (0)866 281929
email address
Email of the
code of closest major airport Hyder
closest major city Hyderabad or Chennai
schools and institutes 3-15 (915) (0)
missionary work
other pastoral activitiesJothirmai Programme; BCC programme
patronale feastSt. Benedict (11/11)

We are in a Missionary area. The local people belong to all major Religions. We are surrounded by lot protestant groups. Lot of missionary activity is called for. Christians under our care are very poor and only Evening, when they come back from agricultural field work, can we get them for any prayer and Mass. The priority is formation of young candidates who come seeking admission to the Monastery. Monks belong to different states and speak different languages. One has to learn English to communicate with others. People are very religious and pious. In our state of Andhra Pradesh only 2% are Catholics. So, there is a need for Inter-religious and Ecumenical dialogue.