Inspired by the Franciscan ideals of poverty and simplicity, Br.Augustine Natunilam put up a small hut in Rattenpura village to lead a life of hard work and contemplation. Afterwards Bhai Sradhanand (Abraham), set up an Ashram in memory of his Guru late Br. Augustine Deenabandhu of Kereilly which he named Deenabandhu Ashram. He has developed it into a centre for prayer for priests, religious and lay people. Many sick people also go there in search of healing through prayer and medicine. In 2002 Rattenpura was raised as a parish and Br. Johnson Chittilappilly became the first Parish Priest.