The candidates’ house was opened and blessed on July 3, 1993, the feast of St.Thomas. it was a homely little cottage at the rear end of Providence Convent campus. The candidates who were so far way at Provincial house , now shifted to Maria Nilaya which was more convenient for their studies. Besides the candidates, there was a small community. Later an extension was added to this house for more convenience.
Maria Nilaya, the formation house of candidates’ became the training of the postulands from 13th June 2002 onwards. Maria Nilaya was renovated in 2013-2014. The construction was completed in 2014 and the house was blessed by Rev. Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal, Bishop of Calicut. At present there are four postulants resides over at Maria Nilaya. Sr. Maria Nikita is their Directress.