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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
3 December 2016
KADALIKKATTIL FRANCIS
3 December 2016
KIZHAKKEMYALIL XAVIER
7 December 2016
THUNDIYIL AMBROSE
26 December 2016
UZHUTHUVAL DEEPAK STANLY
27 December 2016
ANAPPARA JOHNY
27 December 2016
EATTANIEL JOHN
27 December 2016
KADOOKUNNEL JOHNY
27 December 2016
NARAKAPPARAMPIL JOHN
27 December 2016
VANDAKUNNEL TOMY
31 December 2016
THEKKUMKAL JOSEPH SYLVESTER
» Birthdays
5 December 2016
THADATHIL EPHREM
8 December 2016
KOYIPURAM JUSTINE
8 December 2016
KANJIRAMATTAM JOSEPH
11 December 2016
THENGUMPALLIL AUGUSTINE
13 December 2016
VADAKETH QURIAQOSE
13 December 2016
KURUMUTTATHU AUGUSTINE
15 December 2016
PUTHIYAPARMPIL ALOYSIUS
15 December 2016
KUMARAMANGALAM SCARIA
16 December 2016
VETTIYANKAL ABRAHAM
17 December 2016
NARIVELIL VICTOR
18 December 2016
ATTUMKAL MATHEW
19 December 2016
KAREETHATRA MATHEW
21 December 2016
VAKKUVALLIL SIJU
22 December 2016
THONAKKARAPPARA LUKOSE
23 December 2016
KUMBLUMKAL JOSE
24 December 2016
KATTACKANADAYIL BINESH
25 December 2016
KIZHAKKAYIL CHANDY
25 December 2016
KADOOKUNNEL JOHNY
25 December 2016
PULLIKKATTIL EMIL SEBASTIAN
27 December 2016
VALLIPPALAM JOB
30 December 2016
NEDUMPARAMPIL JOSEPH MATHEW
30 December 2016
MANGALATHUKAROTTU JOBY