This is a hilly area and the friars have got about 15 acres of Land. The property belongs to OFS who have leased out to St. Thomas. The OFS along with the Capuchins were running a Lepers colony which has been closed down. The lepers are now healed and settled down. Some of them are given a piece of property and have been settled down. Their children are now grown up and have preferred to take their loved ones at home. But Leprosy has been almost eradicated from some part of Kerala. Specially the state of Kerala has been in forefront in eradicating many diseases due to 100% literacy.