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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
2 April 2017
CHAKKALAYIL VARKEY
4 April 2017
NAYIPURAYIDAM GEORGE
20 April 2017
VELLARINGATTU GEORGE
23 April 2017
EDAYADIYIL GEORGE
23 April 2017
KOODAPPATTU SABU
23 April 2017
PUNNATHOOR SAJU
23 April 2017
MUKALEL JENTY
24 April 2017
NADUVILPURAYIDAM SABU
24 April 2017
THADIYANANICKAL JOSHY
24 April 2017
VADAYATTUKUNNEL BOBY GEORGE
24 April 2017
PATHICKAL JOSHY
24 April 2017
MACHUKUZHIPUTHENPURA JINU KURIAN
24 April 2017
PULLUPARAMPIL ARSENIUS
24 April 2017
MANJAKUNNEL SIBY
24 April 2017
THOTTUMKAL GEORGE
24 April 2017
MATTATHIL GEORGE
24 April 2017
MATTATHIL JOJO
24 April 2017
KANJAMALA GEORGE
24 April 2017
KANNITTAYIL GEORGE
24 April 2017
KARIKATTUPARAMPIL GEORGE
24 April 2017
VAYALILKALAPPURA GEORGE
24 April 2017
MADAPPATTU GEORGE
24 April 2017
KARUVELIL JUSTIN
24 April 2017
KUNNATHU ABIN TOM
24 April 2017
VEZHAMBATHOTTATHIL ABEY ZACHARIAS
26 April 2017
EDASSERIL CLETUS
» Birthdays
2 April 2017
ANAKKALLUMKAL MICHAEL
2 April 2017
ENAMATTATHU NIXON MATHEW
3 April 2017
MANGARA THOMAS
4 April 2017
KOODAKKATTU JOBY
4 April 2017
MADUCKAYIL JOSHY MATHEW
5 April 2017
PANNIVELIL CYRIAC
6 April 2017
ARANJANIYIL GABRIEL
6 April 2017
KATTOTTU LIJO
7 April 2017
PUCHAMKULAM ISSAC
9 April 2017
ABIN JOSEPH
9 April 2017
PUTHETTUPADAVIL ABIN JOSEPH
10 April 2017
THANNIYIL JACOB
10 April 2017
MATHACHERIL TOM JOSE
10 April 2017
KUNNATHU ABIN TOM
12 April 2017
VALIYATHAZHATHU JOSEPH
17 April 2017
PARADIYIL JOSEPH
17 April 2017
VEMPENY MATHEW
18 April 2017
ARUVIYIL JOSEPH
19 April 2017
PUTHUSSERY THOMAS
20 April 2017
MALIECKAL THOMAS
21 April 2017
KANNITTAYIL GEORGE
23 April 2017
VATTODIYIL JOSEPH
24 April 2017
THOTTATHIL ROJI
25 April 2017
POOVATHINAL MANU
26 April 2017
CHANDRANKUNNEL MATHEW
26 April 2017
MANNANAL SYRUS
27 April 2017
PUTHIATH ABRAHAM
29 April 2017
KALIYANIYIL JUSTIN MATHEW
30 April 2017
EDAYADIYIL GEORGE
30 April 2017
OLICKAL ANISH CYRIAC