Nidadavole - MSFS Visakhapatnam

Diocese of Eluru
missionaries of st francis de sales formation house nidadavole andhra pradesh


More catechism is required, re-evangelization should be done. Family apostolate is encouraged. Children, youth and women are need to be focused for the failed mission in the area.


Pastoral and education care is given to the people of God and the word of God is given sufficiently for the spiritual strengths of the people.

A Short Brief About Nidadavole Mission

Fransalian VidyaJyothi, MSFS Minor Seminary, was blessed by late John Mulagada Bishop of Eluru and opened by the then Provincial Rev. Fr. Thomas Anikala on July 3, 1982. Rev. Fr. Jose Chirayath was appointed as its first Rector. So far 14 Rectors worked there in forming the young aspirants along with other staff members. At present there are 28 brothers and 6 staff members. At present again, Rev. Fr. Jose Chirayath is the Rector of the Seminary.

In order to educate our own brothers and also local students SFS Junior College was stated in the June 2010. There are 67 students studying in first and second inter of both Telugu and English mediums respectively. Groups offered in the College are M.P.C, Bi. P.C, C.E.C, M.E.C, and H.E.C. The first principal of the college was Rev. Fr. Lourdu Ravi Kumar and then he was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Francis Stephen and followed by Fr. Rajani Kumar Reddy as the principal of the college. At present Fr. K. Vijay Sekhar is the Principal of the College.

Some Details About The Centre

  • Apostolates at the Centre - Formation and Education
  • Number of confreres at present - Four Priests and a Senior Brother and a Regent Brother
  • People benefitting from it are mostly - Poor and lower middle class of all religious groups in the College.
  • Infrastructure - Insufficient and so needs to be improved both in the Seminary and in the College
  • Financial Status - Dependant on the Province for its day-today running
  • Religious Congregations nearby - Heralds of the Good News (HGN), St. Ann of Providence, Holy Cross Sisters (No Contracts)
  • Suggestions and Comments for its Future - Setting up Degree College is recommended. Rooms, furniture, Transport, Lab and Library are needed for the College. Consider separating the Seminary from the College.