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BETHANY ASHRAM GENERALATE
Generalate is the official residence of the Superior General and his Councilors. General Council is the General Governing Body of the Congregation. This Body includes Superior General or Pro- Superior General, Councilors General, Procurator General and Secretary General. The Council members should not exceed more than seven people according to the present Holy Rule.

General Synaxis, the assembly of the representatives of our Congregation, elects the General Governing Body. The term of the General Council is for six years.

At present the Generalate is situated at Kalathipady, Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA. The first Generalate, after the Reunion, was temporarily in Chengannoor and later in 1953 it was officially established in Trivandrum. In 1971 Bethany Ashram Generalate was transferred to Kottayam. Following are the former Superior Generals and the tenure of their administration:

NAME PERIOD
1 Fr. P.T Geevarghese OIC (Servant of God Mar Ivanios) 1919 - 1932
2 Fr. John Kuzhimepurath OIC 1948 - 1949
3 Fr. Joshua Thavalathil OIC 1949 - 1951
4 Fr. Peter Kozhimannil OIC 1953 - 1959
5 Fr. Joshua Thavalathil OIC 1959 - 1965
6 Fr. Jacob Perumpral OIC 1965 - 1968
7 Fr. Jacob Perumpral OIC 1968 - 1974
8 Fr. Cyril Malancharuvil OIC (Cyril Bselios Catholicos) 1974 - 1978
9 Fr. Jacob Perumpral OIC (Administrator) 1978 - 1980
10 Fr. John Berchmans OIC 1980 - 1986
11 Fr. Louis Moolaveettil OIC 1986 - 1991
12 Fr. Dominic Odalil OIC (Administrator) 1991 - 1992
13 Fr. Jerome Peedikaparampil OIC 1992 - 1998
14 Fr. George Thomas Kallunkal OIC 1998 - 2004
15 Fr. George Thomas Kallunkal OIC 2004 - 2009
16 Fr. Jose Mariadas Padipurackal OIC 2009 -
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