24. HOUSE OF PEACE
SALEM DIOCESE – LATIN RITE
Tamil Nadu – 636 601
Phone : 04281 222401/222262
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded on 06.12.1996
In 1977, a “Glass Bungalow” (as it was locally called) overlooking the valley with a coffee estate attached was acquired by the Congregation. It was renamed “House of Peace” and officially blessed by the Bishop of Salem in August 1980. It was then used as a retreat house for the Sisters, under the management of the Priory at Tiruvannamalai.
In 1996, a Community was established. In 1998, renovation of the bungalow took place and a guest quarters was constructed adjacent to the Bungalow. In 2001, a new Chapel, a Convent and another guest block with a Conference Hall were completed. The House provides hospitality to the Guests and Retreatants and run Formation programme for Formees.
Sr. Lissy Manickathan Souru (Superior)
Solemnly Professed - 5, Simple Professed - 1, Postulants - 3, Total - 9
LOCATION AND ROUTES
From Salem, only by bus or car (up hill-ghat road) is accessible. Salem is on NH7 (Bangalore – Dharmapuri) and NH47 (Salem – Coimbatore) highways and is a rail/road communication centre with Airport that connects flights to/from Chennai.
By Car :
From Salem take the ghat road to Yercaud.
By Bus :
From Salem take bus to Yercaud get down at the bus station and take an Auto or Taxi to House of Peace (1.5 km).
Buses to Kottacheddu stop at Anjou Road (Five Roads) 150 meters fr5om the house. Buses from Salem to Yercaud are available at every 20 minutes until 7 pm.
By Train :
From Salem, railway station, take a bus or Auto to the Bus Station (2 km), then follow directions “By Bus”.
By Air :
It is advisable to fly to Chennai, from there, take a train or bus to Salem. And follow directions “By Bus” or “By Train”.