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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 June 2017
KOYIPURAM JUSTINE
9 June 2017
THADATHIL EPHREM
13 June 2017
PANACKAL ANTONY
13 June 2017
NJALLAMPUZHA ANTONY
13 June 2017
VATTAKUNNEL ANTONY
13 June 2017
PAZHAVEETTIL LIJO
21 June 2017
PUTHIYAPARMPIL ALOYSIUS
24 June 2017
KACHIRAMATTAM JOHN
24 June 2017
PUNNAMTHADATHIL BIBIN JOHN THOMAS
28 June 2017
THALIYAN CYRIL PAUL THOMAS
29 June 2017
PERUMBRAL PAUL
29 June 2017
KOCHUKANIYAMPARAMPIL PAULSON
29 June 2017
VELLAKKADAYIL PAUL
29 June 2017
CHEMPLAMPARAMPIL PAUL
29 June 2017
NIRAPPIL JOY
29 June 2017
MALIEKAL PAUL THOMAS
29 June 2017
MANGALATHU BEJOY JOSEPH
29 June 2017
MANNANAL SYRUS
29 June 2017
THOTTATHIL ROJI
30 June 2017
OTTAPLACKAL LEOPOLD
» Birthdays
1 June 2017
MATTATHIL GEORGE
2 June 2017
KALAPPURACKAL ZACHARIAS
3 June 2017
MOOKAMTHADATHIL JOSHY
4 June 2017
THOTTUMKAL MATHEW
10 June 2017
KALAPURAYIL ANDREWS
12 June 2017
MANNOORAMPARAMBIL MATHEW JUDIT
15 June 2017
CHEERAMKUZHY MATHEW
15 June 2017
MANNANAL MARTIN
16 June 2017
MUNDUVELIMUKALEL JOSEPH
16 June 2017
KIZHAKKEMYALIL XAVIER
16 June 2017
MATHANKUNNEL SANTHOSH
17 June 2017
THALIYAN CYRIL PAUL THOMAS
18 June 2017
ELANJIPURAM JOSEPH MATHEW
20 June 2017
THADIYANANICKAL MIDHUN MATHEW
21 June 2017
CHEMPLAMPARAMPIL PAUL
22 June 2017
AVIMOOTTIL JOSEPH
27 June 2017
KADANKAVIL THOMAS
28 June 2017
VELLIYEDATHU TOM
29 June 2017
AERTHAYIL EAPEN