Agape Bhavan is a regional centre of the Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS) situated in the Cherpunkal village of the Meenachil Taluk in Kottayam District. As suggested in the name – Agape (which means ‘sharing love’) – the centre seeks to serve the Self Help Group members of KSSS and the villagers of Cherpunkal, as a place for promoting harmony, peace and selfless-love.
The Agape Bhavan was presented to KSSS and Cherpunkal as a gift by Msgr. Abraham Mutholath, Vicar General of St. Thomas Malabar Catholic Diocese at Chicago in the United States. This benevolent offering was made on the occasion of completing 25 years of his priestly ordination. The blessing and inaugural ceremony of the Centre was held on 2nd January, 2006. Msgr. Abraham Mutholath who hails from the Cherpunkal parish, had also served as the Secretary of the Kottayam Social Service Society for six years.
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