Kuriakose (Cyriac) Chavara was born in , of pious and devout Catholic parents Pope Francis will register Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara in the Book of. Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was canonised along with Blessed Euphrasia, of the Congregation of Mother Carmel (pictured), in Rome by. On 23 November , the feast of Christ the King, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, founder of the Order of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.

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Jacob Kanianthara, who later became the first professed brother in the congregation also co-operated with those three founding fathers from the beginning. In his childhood, Kuriakose attended the village school.

There are many museums associated with life and activities of Kuriakose Elias Chavara.

First, it blesxed the religious spiritualism of Christianity. The literary writings of Kuriakose Chavara are unique in two aspects. These revolutionary steps towards women empowerment enabled Kerala to march ahead of other states across India, especially in the total enrolment ratio of girls in schools even at the secondary education level. He thus lbessed the Congregation of Mother of Carmel CMC – the first order of the Christian feminine spirituality — as well as innumerable schools, exclusively meant to provide education for girls.

God is all powerful and His blessings are countless. Starting seven religious houses, including the first one at Mannanam, in different parts of Kerala, the new Congregation made great strides in the spiritual renovation of the Syro-Malabar Church. Here his parents also discerned his divine call.


Always rely on Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The uniqueness of the poem is cahvara Kuriakose Chavara brings his own life experiences from childhood. It was a long cherished desire of his and the result of several attempts one at Alangad in another at Puthanpally in The writings of Kuriakose Elias Chavara can be divided generally into following categories during the namely: Retrieved 22 November Seminaries for the education and formation of clergy, introduction of annual retreats for priests and laity, publishing house for the propagation of Catholic doctrine and social information, house for the destitutes and dying, special attention to start catechumenates, reunion movement, schools for the general education etc were among the few of various activities under Fr.

Chavara to Koonammavu Monastery.

Retrieved 18 November It also has old holy Vestments, antique utilities and boxes. The exhibits consists of a miniature model of St. He popularised devotions and piety exercises such as rosary, way of the cross and eucharistic adoration.

Leopoldvolume 3: These writings were originally found in Malayalam, in Kuriakose Chavara’s own handwriting. Retrieved 15 September The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church stems from the Syriac spiritual tradition and traces its origin to St Thomas the Apostle, who, according to tradition, came to the Malabar coast of southern India the state of Kerala today.

Over families have been thus made self-reliant by empowering their women and female children.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara – Wikipedia

Inco-operating with Fr. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, C. The Vatican Information Service. After establishing blssed Sanskrit institution in Mannanam, Chavara took the initiative to start a school in a nearby village called Arpookara.


Subsequently as he bpessed too young he spent about two years in the parish rectory under the care of the zealous and loving parish priest. Draw the waters of eternal life from that fountain as in the words of the Prophet Elijah.

He then spent some years involved in pastoral ministry, but eventually returned to the seminary to teach, and there joined the rector, Malpan Teacher Thomas Porukara and his earlier tutor and mentor, Malpan Thomas Palackal, in founding a congregation.

Saint Chavara, pray for us

Subscribe to daily updates. The relic is now preserved in Mannanam. Kuriakose Chavara started an institution for Sanskrit studies at Mannanam in InMalpan Thomas Palackal, and in Malpan Thomas Poroukara died, leaving the whole burdens kuriakoss organizing the religious community to Fr.

Archived from the original on 19 November Inon February 13, with the co-operation of Fr.

Ahead of his Time”. It is the counsel to the Christian Families of Kainakari parish but its relevance to the families resonates till date. Kuriakose Chavara wrote it between — Rome approved cyavara miracle which led to the Beatification of Kuriakose Chavara as Blessed in Just as the Church concluded the Extraordinary Synod on Family, I remember St Chavara as a true apostle of the sanctity of family life.