Bakita Bhavan, a diocesan Religious House which was established on 8th December 2008 at Vettuthura by His. Grace Most Rev. Dr .M. Soosa Pakiam. His Grace received the inspiration from SPE SALVI, the encyclical letter of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, to give birth to service minded nuns for the betterment and the spiritual growth of the diocese. Name of this religious congregation is Handmaids of Hope and the heavenly patron of this congregation is Josephine Margaret Bakhita, a Canossian religious saint from Italy. living and working there for 45 years. Now at present 9 candidates are there in Bakita Bhavan. And among them 2 are professed sisters, 7 are aspirants.