Rev. Dr. Fr. Joseph Vattakalam is a talented writer, a speaker, a preacher and a very good spiritual Councillor. He had been professor of English in St. Berchmans College for 22 years. He was also warden, chaplain, vice principal and principal of the reputed St. Berchmans College. After his retirement he served the first principal of the Macfast College, Thiruvalla, the second principal of Malankara Catholic College(Kanyakumari) and the founder principal of Kanyakumari Community College, under the same management.
At present Fr. Vattakalam's mission is to write for the greater glory of God as the expression of his love for his creator.