St. Joseph’s Seminary, as the first house, is called the Mother House of the Servants of Charity (Guanellians) in India. In the year 1986, the dream and desire of St. Louis Guanella came true because of the tireless work of Rev. Frs. Domenico Sagginario, Tito Credaro, Piero Lippoli, Umberto Brugnoini, Stephen Fernando, and other priests from India.
On 11th January 1993, the first community was established in Samupillai Nagar, close to a small church called Sagaya Madha Parish. Since 1986, a number of seminarians were studying in different seminaries of Tamilnadu, but the pioneers felt the need of a structure for the young seminarians to be trained according to the Charism of the Congregation On 24th October 1993, Rev. Bishop. Michael Augustine blessed the foundation stone and in June 1994, established the first Guanellian house in Samupillai Nagar.