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Clergy of the Parish

Our parish is served by the Rosminians (officially known as the Institute of Charity). The order was founded by an Italian priest, Antonio Rosmini in 1828. Only seven years later he sent one of his earliest followers with two companions to England at the request of Bishop Baines, Vicar of the Western District. In 1847 the order was asked to take charge of Newport, and in 1854 it also took charge of Cardiff. At the present time the Institute of Charity cares for three parishes in Cardiff - Saint Peter’s, Saint Alban’s and Saint Joseph’s. St Joseph’s was founded on the 1st of June 1913.

Fr. Ambrose Maliakkal IC

Fr Ambrose Ambrose George Maliakkal from Kerala, India, born in 1974, has been ordained since 2006. Before coming to St. Josephs in October 2012, he served in the Parishes of Neath, Briton Ferry and Glynneath in Menevia diocese as assistant Priest for a year then as Parish Priest for almost two years.

Before coming to Wales, he was mainly involved in the formation of young Rosminian Religious in India, as well as helping in neighbouring Parishes, and was chaplain to the Central Reserved Police Force.

After his initial Rosminian Formation in India, he went to East Africa in 1998 for philosophical studies and experience. He then spent four years in Rome studying Theology and gaining experience. He was ordained to his Diaconate in Rome.

Fr. Ambrose’s contact details are listed on the Contact Page.

Deacon Mark Howe

Deacon Mark Mark was ordained as a permanent deacon in June 2009. He works as a computer programmer (website stuff mainly) when not looking after his children. Originally from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, Mark came to Cardiff to study electronics at the University. He has been in the parish since 1997.

Mark’s contact details are listed on the Contact Page (under Webmaster).

Brother Brian Butler IC

Brother Brian Brother Brian entered the Rosminian Noviciate in September 1992. He joined the community at St Joseph’s in January 1998, at which point he also joined the Chaplaincy Department at the University Hospital of Wales (the Heath). After being with us for 9 months, Brother Brian made his Final Profession on the 3rd of September 1998. Brother Brian is always pleased to receive details of any patient in the Heath (or who will be going into the Heath) and who would like a visit. Brother Brian was born in Coventry but lived for most of his life in Basingstoke, Blackwater, London, St Albans and Bexhill. He worked for many years in the NHS and Home Office. In September 1992 he entered the Rosminian Novitiate. He joined the community at St Joseph’s in January 1998, at the same time joining the Chaplaincy team at the University Hospital of Wales (The Heath). Brother Brian is always pleased to receive details of any patients in The Heath who would like a visit.

Brother Brian can be contacted direct at the Hospital Chaplaincy on:
      (029) 2074 5424

There are further contact details for Br. Brian on the Contact Page.


Rosiminians

You can find out more about the Rosminian Order (Institute of Charity) from their own website: www.rosmini.org

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