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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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Appointments

» Feast days
1 August 2016
PUTHENPURACKAL AJAS
2 August 2016
PADINJAREKANJIRATHINKAL ALPHONSE
8 August 2016
VATTOTHUKUNNEL KURUVILA
8 August 2016
CHEMPAKATHUMKAL SANTHOSH
8 August 2016
PERUMPALLIKUNNEL KURIAN
28 August 2016
KOCHUVELIKKAKATHU AUGUSTINE
28 August 2016
MAROTTIYL AUGUSTINE
28 August 2016
MLAVARAYIL AUGUSTINE
28 August 2016
NELLUVELIL TOMY
28 August 2016
THENGUMPALLIL AUGUSTINE
28 August 2016
KURUMUTTATHU AUGUSTINE
28 August 2016
MANAKKATTU AUGUSTINE FRANCIS
» Birthdays
1 August 2016
CHEMPAKATHUMKAL SANTHOSH
1 August 2016
NECHIKATTIL PHILIP
2 August 2016
MATHENKUNNEL JOBY
4 August 2016
THOKKANATTU INNOCENT
4 August 2016
MATHILAKATHU THOMAS
5 August 2016
PALACKAL JOSE
7 August 2016
KACHIRAMATTAM JOHN
7 August 2016
NEELIYARA CAMIL
11 August 2016
KOLATH SEBASTIAN
13 August 2016
VECHOOR SOM
15 August 2016
NEDUMPARA JOSE
16 August 2016
VATTOTHUKUNNEL KURUVILA
24 August 2016
VALIYAMANGALATHIL JINTO THOMAS
25 August 2016
KAROTEMPREL DEVASIA
25 August 2016
KARAMVELIL TOMY
31 August 2016
KURICHIAPARAMPIL FELIX