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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
2 March 2017
PADIYARA SUSO
5 March 2017
PERUMPALLIKUNNEL JOHN JOSEPH
17 March 2017
KUTTIKATTU SUNNY
19 March 2017
MANJANANICKAL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
MANNAMPARAMPIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
THEKKEVATTAKATTU JOSEPH
19 March 2017
THONDIPPURA JOSEPH
19 March 2017
MUNDUVELIMUKALEL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
PADINJAREPPARAMPIL JOSE ANTONY
19 March 2017
PADINJAREPEEDIKA JOSEKUTTY
19 March 2017
PANJIKUNNEL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
PANTHAPLAMTHOTTIYIL JOSE
19 March 2017
PARAMTHOTTU JOSHY
19 March 2017
VADAKKAN JOSEPH
19 March 2017
VADKKUMCHERRY BIJOY
19 March 2017
PAREKATTU JOSE
19 March 2017
PARUVANANI JOSE
19 March 2017
PATHRAPANKAL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
NEDUMGANAL JOSEPH ALBAN
19 March 2017
MANJAKALAYIL JOSE
19 March 2017
THADAVANAL JOSE
19 March 2017
AERTHAYIL EAPEN
19 March 2017
PALACKAL JOSE
19 March 2017
VATTODIYIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
NEDUMPARA JOSE
19 March 2017
ABIN JOSEPH
19 March 2017
THANNIKKAPARAIL MELBIN AUGUSTINE
19 March 2017
KURICHYAPARAMPIL JOSEPH THOMAS
19 March 2017
PUTHETTUPADAVIL ABIN JOSEPH
19 March 2017
AERATHEDATH JOSSEY
19 March 2017
KATTOTTU LIJO
19 March 2017
KOCHERIL TISON THOMAS
19 March 2017
OUTHENPARAMPIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
ENAMATTATHU NIXON MATHEW
19 March 2017
AERTHAYIL PRADEEP
19 March 2017
ANITHOTTATHIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
VALIYAMATTAM JOSE
19 March 2017
VALIYATHAZHATHU JOSEPH
19 March 2017
VALLAVASSERIL ARUN THOMAS
19 March 2017
AREEPLACKAL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
ARUVIYIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
VATHALLOOR JOSEPH
19 March 2017
AVIMOOTTIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
AYATHAMATTAM JOSEPH
19 March 2017
AYKARAPARAMPIL JOSEKUTTY
19 March 2017
VELLUKARUKAYIL JOYACHAN
19 March 2017
CHEERAMVELIL JOSEPH JACOB
19 March 2017
KANJIRAMATTAM JOSEPH
19 March 2017
PULLANAPPALLIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
PUNNILATHIL JOBY
19 March 2017
PURATHAYIL MODEST
19 March 2017
KIZHAKKEKUTTU JOSE
19 March 2017
PUTHENPURAYIL MINESH
19 March 2017
ROSEVILLA JOJIN
19 March 2017
KOODAKKATTU JOBY
19 March 2017
KUMBLUMKAL JOSE
19 March 2017
THARAPPIL BURNEY JOSE
19 March 2017
KUNNUMMALIL ROBINS
19 March 2017
PARADIYIL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
KADOOKUNNEL JOSEPH
19 March 2017
KAITHAKULANGARA JOSHY
» Birthdays
1 March 2017
KAKKANATT JOY
1 March 2017
EBIN
4 March 2017
PURATHAYIL MODEST
5 March 2017
PAREKATTU JOSE
10 March 2017
THEKKUMKAL JOSEPH SYLVESTER
11 March 2017
PERUMBRAL PAUL
13 March 2017
ANITHOTTATHIL JOSEPH
13 March 2017
MANNAMPARAMPIL JOSEPH
16 March 2017
VADKKUMCHERRY BIJOY
16 March 2017
OTTAPLACKAL LEOPOLD
17 March 2017
PADINJAREKANJIRATHINKAL ALPHONSE
18 March 2017
THALAKULAM CHERIAN
19 March 2017
EATTANIEL JOHN
20 March 2017
KUZHIKANDATHIL MANI
21 March 2017
MALIEKAL PAUL THOMAS
22 March 2017
PORIATH SUNNY
25 March 2017
PARAYARUTHOTTAM LUKOSE
25 March 2017
THAYIL JOBIN JOSE
26 March 2017
KURICHYAPARAMPIL JOSEPH THOMAS