1848-1890

 

St. Xavier’s Retreat, Dum Dum

The Villa in Dum Dum

 

In 1853, the Archbishop purchased a villa for the Brothers so that they would have a suitable holiday home.

The villa was located in Dum Dum and had a few acres of land.  The entire property was purchased for Rs. 13,000

 

 

 

Alterations were made so as to allow the Brothers to use it as a holiday home.

The House was blessed by the Archbishop on 26th December, 1853