Priory of the Most Sacred Heart - India


The Indian Mission of the SSPX was founded in 1986 in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu in the hot and sunny south of India. The Mission is challenging mainly because there is little desire for Catholic tradition among India’s 2 million Catholics (less than 2% of the population). While there remains a great love of Catholic devotions in India, there is a profound ignorance of Catholic doctrine, a faith-destroying degree of inculturation, and a devastating contraceptive mentality among Catholic families.


The main goals of our Mission are (i) to form a traditional Catholic “eco-system” around a parish, a school, an orphanage, an old age home and our Mass Centres (so that Catholic families and vocations may grow within a truly Catholic environment) and (ii) to reach out to all Catholics (especially priests) by way of the media apostolate (printed, email, website, CDs, DVDs).


The Mission runs 17 Mass Centres with 3 SSPX priests, 3 heroic helper priests (average age 87) and 2 zealous brothers. It also looks after a school of 70 pupils, works very closely with an orphanage run by the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart and supports a new pious union of 5 sisters: the Reparation Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Mission demands great faith and a spirit of sacrifice, but there are many consolations for those who work with charity-filled hearts in this sparse, dry vineyard. 

How To Help

The best way to help to help is by your prayers - please offer a decade of the rosary for this far-flung mission every now and then. We rely upon financial contributions by benefactors throughout the world for our daily needs. 

Priory of the Most Holy Trinity - India (2014-15) gallery

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Priory of the Most Sacred Heart

8A/3 Seevalaperi Road

Annie Nagar, Palayamkottai

Tamil Nadu 627 002


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Tel: [91] 462 258 6201

Email: [email protected]

Mass: Daily at 7:15am, Sunday at 7:30am

Resident Priests & Brothers

Rev. Fr. Therasian Xavier (Prior)

Rev. Fr. John Hattrup (Assistant)

Brother Francis

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