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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
26 February 2017
THANNIPPARA ALEX
26 February 2017
KIZHAKKAYIL CHANDY
26 February 2017
THANNIPPARA ALEX
26 February 2017
PAIKADA ALEXANDER
» Birthdays
1 February 2017
THANNIPPARA LAZAR
1 February 2017
PADINJAREPEEDIKA JOSEKUTTY
2 February 2017
ALUMKALKAROTTU BENNY
4 February 2017
KIZHAKKEKUTTU JOSE
4 February 2017
MANGALATHU BEJOY JOSEPH
5 February 2017
THELLY EMMANUEL
7 February 2017
KOZHIKOTHICKAL DOMINIC
9 February 2017
VENGALUVAKKEL THOMAS
11 February 2017
PALITHOTTAM MATHEW JOHN
11 February 2017
KANIPARAMPIL JAMES
11 February 2017
AERTHAYIL PRADEEP
11 February 2017
PAZHAVEETTIL LIJO
11 February 2017
MACHUKUZHIPUTHENPURA JINU KURIAN
12 February 2017
ANTHYAMKULAM MATHEW
12 February 2017
VATTAKUNNEL ANTONY
12 February 2017
KANIJRATHINKAL JINO
14 February 2017
PORIYATH JACOB
14 February 2017
VELLAKKADAYIL PAUL
17 February 2017
KOCHUVELIKKAKATHU AUGUSTINE
17 February 2017
KALATHIL JIMMY
18 February 2017
PARATHANATH ABRAHAM
18 February 2017
PAMPARA JAMES
19 February 2017
MANJAKALAYIL JOSE
20 February 2017
MLAVARAYIL AUGUSTINE
21 February 2017
KULATHINAL AIDAN
21 February 2017
NEDUMPARAMPIL JAMES
22 February 2017
KOCHUPURACKAL SEBASTIAN
23 February 2017
KUNNUMMALIL ROBINS
24 February 2017
PUNNAMTHADATHIL BIBIN JOHN THOMAS
25 February 2017
AERTHAYIL JAMES
25 February 2017
MANAKKATTU AUGUSTINE FRANCIS
27 February 2017
PAZHAYAPURA EMMANUEL
27 February 2017
PANTHAPLAMTHOTTIYIL JOSE
28 February 2017
VENGATHANAM KURIAN