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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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» Feast days
20 September 2016
KULATHINAL AIDAN
21 September 2016
MADTHUMURIYIL WALTER
21 September 2016
MADAYANKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
MADELIL NOBIN MATHEW
21 September 2016
MADUCKAYIL JOSHY MATHEW
21 September 2016
MANGALATHUKAROTTU JOBY
21 September 2016
THAYIL MATHEW
21 September 2016
THOTTUMKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
UPPANI MATHEW
21 September 2016
ONAYATHUMKUZHY MATHEW
21 September 2016
PALITHOTTAM MATHEW JOHN
21 September 2016
PANICKAPARAMPIL SINU
21 September 2016
PANTHIRUVELIL MATHEW
21 September 2016
PATTATHIL MATHEW
21 September 2016
KOCHUVEETTIL LIJO
21 September 2016
VADAKKEDATHU MATHEW
21 September 2016
ATTUMKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
CHANDRANKUNNEL MATHEW
21 September 2016
VEMPENY MATHEW
21 September 2016
CHEERAMKUZHY MATHEW
21 September 2016
KALLAMACKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
KALIYANIYIL JUSTIN MATHEW
21 September 2016
KANDAMPARAMPIL STANLEY
21 September 2016
PORIATH SUNNY
21 September 2016
KAREETHATRA MATHEW
21 September 2016
KATTAKAYAM MATHEW
21 September 2016
MANNOORAMPARAMBIL MATHEW JUDIT
21 September 2016
KOOTTUMKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
NEDUMPARAMPIL JOSEPH MATHEW
21 September 2016
VELAMKUNNEL MATHEW
21 September 2016
KUMARETTU BOBIN K JOSE
21 September 2016
ANATHARACKAL MATHEW
21 September 2016
ANTHYAMKULAM MATHEW
29 September 2016
ARANJANIYIL GABRIEL
29 September 2016
ANAKKALLUMKAL MICHAEL
» Birthdays
1 September 2016
ORUMPAKATTU JAMES
1 September 2016
VALIYAPARMPIL LIBIN V AUGUSTINE
3 September 2016
KOCHUVEETTIL LIJO
4 September 2016
KAITHAMATTAM SEBASTIAN
4 September 2016
MANJAKUNNEL SIBY
5 September 2016
KATTAKAYAM MATHEW
6 September 2016
MADAYANKAL MATHEW
9 September 2016
MOONGAMACKAL ZACHARIAS
11 September 2016
VENGALOOR SEBASTIAN
11 September 2016
NADUVILEKKUT JAMES
11 September 2016
MATTATHIL JOJO
14 September 2016
KOOTTUMKAL MATHEW
16 September 2016
PANTHIRUVELIL JOMY GEORGE
17 September 2016
ANATHARACKAL MATHEW
18 September 2016
ELAVANAL ALPHONSE ANTONY
19 September 2016
LANITHOTTAM JOICE
20 September 2016
MANGALATHIL BASTIAN
20 September 2016
AERATHEDATH JOSSEY
21 September 2016
NADUVILATHARAYIL FIGI
21 September 2016
KOCHUMANNOR VINU K JOSE
23 September 2016
KALAPPURACKAL SIJO JOSEPH
25 September 2016
VEZHAMBATHOTTATHIL ABEY ZACHARIAS
26 September 2016
ROSEVILLA JOJIN
27 September 2016
KANIAMPARAMPIL PHILIP
29 September 2016
PATHRAPANKAL JOSEPH
29 September 2016
KADOOKUNNEL JOSEPH
29 September 2016
NJAVALLIL EMMANUEL
30 September 2016
PATTATHIL MATHEW