May 11, 2018 1:42 pm

Dom Ishananda Machiyanickal, Abbot of Kurisumala (diocese of Tiruvalla – India) since 2014, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on April 15, 2018.

On May 7, 2018, the Community of Kurisumala postulated as abbot for a six year term, Father Sevanand Ennamprayil. The dispensation for his short time of profession was granted by the Holy See and the election was confirmed by the Abbot General.
Dom Sevanand was born in 1954 in Edoor (Kerala – India). Missionary Priest before he entered the monastery, he was ordained a priest in 1982. He entered Kurisumala in 2012 and made his solemn profession in 2017.