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Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Saint Chavara is one of the pioneers who founded the now-existing first Indian religious Congregation.


He is the visionary, who along with his confreres, initiated a great process for the renewal of the Church, both Syrian and Latin, in Kerala, through systematic faith formation, retreat preaching, Sunday Homilies, and sacramental re-vitalization of the laity, during the 19th century at a decisive era of the Church, thus becoming a great reformer and defender of the Church.










History
The Congregation of Carmelities of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India, had its beginning in the first half of the 19th century. It grew out of the intense God-experience in Christ of the founding fathers -Thomas Palackal (+ 1841), Thomas Porukara (+1846) and Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara(+1871; beatified on  February 8, 1986 and declared as Saint on 23.11.2014) -  who were priests of  the then Vicariate Apostolic of Verapoly, Kerala, of the Apostolic Church of  St. Thomas Chrisians in India. Under the paternal direction and guidance of the Vicar Apostolic, Bishop Maurilius Stabilini, these men of God started a spiritual movement at Mannanam on May 11, 1831. Jacob Kanianthara, a pious layman, shared the inspiration of the founding fathers and assisted them in the foundation and growth of the congregation.

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1 January 2017
NJAVALLIL EMMANUEL
1 January 2017
PAZHAYAPURA EMMANUEL
1 January 2017
KANIJRATHINKAL JINO
1 January 2017
POOVATHINAL MANU
1 January 2017
KUZHIKANDATHIL MANI
1 January 2017
THELLY EMMANUEL
1 January 2017
POOTHOTTAL EMMANUEL
2 January 2017
VELLIYEDATHU TOM
3 January 2017
MADUKKAKUZHY JOICE JACOB
3 January 2017
KOCHUMANNOR VINU K JOSE
7 January 2017
MUNDATHANAM CLERUS
12 January 2017
EBIN
20 January 2017
THURUTHIMATTAM ANOOP KURIAN
20 January 2017
PUTHENKANDAM SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
KAROTEMPREL DEVASIA
20 January 2017
MAMPUZHACKAL SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
KOCHUPURACKAL SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
KOLATH SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
MANGALATHIL BASTIAN
20 January 2017
THEKKEDATH U SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
VENGALOOR SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
MANNOLICKAL SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
ELANJICKAL SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
KAITHAMATTAM SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
MANGALAM SEBASTIAN
20 January 2017
THANNIPPARA LAZAR
20 January 2017
EMPRAYIL SONY
» Birthdays
1 January 2017
MAROTTIYL AUGUSTINE
1 January 2017
PARAMTHOTTU JOSHY
1 January 2017
PUNNATHOOR SAJU
2 January 2017
PULLANAPPALLIL JOSEPH
2 January 2017
KURUVANTHANATHU DAWNY MATHEW
3 January 2017
CHEERAMVELIL JOSEPH JACOB
4 January 2017
NADUVILPURAYIDAM SABU
7 January 2017
VALLIKATTUKUZHY LUKOSE
8 January 2017
KOCHERIL TISON THOMAS
9 January 2017
PULICHAMACKAL RIJO
10 January 2017
MANGALAM SEBASTIAN
10 January 2017
KARUPARAMPIL PHILIP
12 January 2017
KOLLAMPARAMPIL THOMAS
15 January 2017
NIRAPPIL JOY
15 January 2017
PUNNILATHIL JOBY
16 January 2017
VATHALLOOR JOSEPH
16 January 2017
KARUVELIL JUSTIN
19 January 2017
THONDIPPURA JOSEPH
20 January 2017
UPPANI MATHEW
22 January 2017
PULLUPARAMPIL ARSENIUS
22 January 2017
THANNIPPARA ALEX
22 January 2017
THURUTHIMATTAM ANOOP KURIAN
23 January 2017
AYKARA THOMAS
23 January 2017
NADACKAL ZACHARIAS
23 January 2017
VAYALILKALAPPURA GEORGE
23 January 2017
UZHUTHUVAL DEEPAK STANLY
24 January 2017
PANACKAL ANTONY
27 January 2017
AYATHAMATTAM JOSEPH
31 January 2017
PERUMPALLIKUNNEL JOHN JOSEPH