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Cardinal Cheong

The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Lucena

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Association of Women Religious in Lucena Diocese (AWORLD) :Director: Father Msgr. Melecio V. Verastigue, P.C
  • Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR) :Lady Mediatrix Institute
    Candelaria 4323 Quezon, Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 585-4514
    Fax: +63 42 741-1713
  • Carmelitas Misioneras Teresianas (CMT) :Peridot St., Pleasantville Subdivision II
    Iyam, 4301 Lucena City, Philippines
    Fax: +63 42 373-1819
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. Anne (SSA) :Padre Burgos, Quezon, Philippines
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC) : Sacred Heart College
    4301 Lucena City, Philippines
    Phones: +63 42 710-3888 / 710-2505 / 373-4240
    Fax: +63 42 710-2325 / 373-4240
    Email: [email protected]
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) :Brgy. Tumbaga, Sariaya 4322 Quezon, Philippines
    Phones: +63 42 525-8698 / 0906-2003523
    Fax: +63 42 651-1516 (c/o St. Joseph's Academy)
    Email: [email protected]
  • Missionary Catechists of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (MCST) :MCST Motherhouse, Philippines
    Tayabas 4327 Quezon, Philippines
  • Missionary Sisters of the Catechism (SMC) :Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Mission House
    Tiaong 4325 Quezon, Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 652-1719
  • Order of St. Clare (OSC) :Monastery of Poor Clares
    Sariaya 4322 Quezon, Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 525-8586
  • Order of the Most Blessed Virgin of Mt. Carmel (OCD) :Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery
    Carmelite Subdivision, 4301 Lucena City. Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 710-4416
    Fax: +63 42 373-7384
    Email: [email protected]
  • Religiosas Misioneras de Sto. Domingo (OP) :Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
    University Site, 4301 Lucena City, Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 373-6029
  • Sisters of Mary for Christian Communities (SMCC) :St. John Parochial School
    Tiaong 4325 Quezon, Philippines
    Phone: +63 42 644-2950

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