A Short History of Gorakhpur - Nepal Mission
The Little Flower Province had the privilege of engaging itself in Missionary activities in Gorakhpur and Varansi areas since 1970. Very Rev. Fr Basilius Panat, the Founder of the Little Flower Congregation, was very keen to launch out into the deep and to work for the spreading of the Kingdom of God especially in North India. He himself with the then the Superior General Very Rev Fr Seraphin Parambi undertook extensive and tedious journeys to North India in the years 1969 and 1970 to find out the possibilities of taking up Mission areas for the Congregation.
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Little Flower Provincial House
Chargawan, Gorakhpur

The Little Flower Congregation (CST Fathers) is a Congregation of religious priests that traces its beginning on 19th March, 1931 in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam, Kerala. It was started as a society of Brothers under the name Little Flower Brotherhood by Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Panat later known as Father Basilius. It was re-organized into a religious institute (thereafter called Little Flower Congregation) with an approved constitution. The Canonical approval was given by the Archbishop of Ernakulam, Mar Augustine Kandathil for starting and reorganising on December 27, 1945

The congregation was bifurcated to form a Congregation of Priests (CST Fathers) and a Congregation of Brothers (CST Brothers). His Holiness Pope John Paul II raised this Congregation of the Priests to the status of a Religious Institute of Pontifical Right on December 21, 1995. Little Flower who was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in Rome on October 19, 1997 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, is the Patroness of this Congregation.



Little Flower Generalate, P.B.No. 1, Thrikkakara P.O.,
Kochi 682 021, Kerala, India

Tele. No. : 0484 2425226, 2421662, Fax: 0484 2425620
E-mail: lfcongregation@cstfathers.org; superiorgeneral@cstfathers.org
Website: http://www.cstfathers.org

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Very Rev. Fr. Basilius C.S.T.
(Thomas Panat) (1891-1976)
Founder, Little Flower Congregation



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Little Flower Provincial House
Jyoti Nagar, Chargawan P.O.
Gorakhpur 273 013
0551-2501815, 2505092

0551 - 2506167