Dear Editor: I am originally from St. Nicholas of Tolentine parish in the Bronx, and was so blessed to meet several Carmelite priests from Kerala there in the late 1950s.
I am traveling to India next month, specifically to Kerala, and am hoping to at least visit the monastery from which they came. The three names I remember were Fathers Matthew, Jerome and, I think, Alphonsus.
From reading your short story in The Tablet, I am hoping Father Ambalathingal might be able to send me to the right monastery. These fabulous priests changed my life, much for the good.
Thank you so much for your kind assistance.