Kuriakose (Cyriac) Chavara was born in , of pious and devout Catholic parents Pope Francis will register Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara in the Book of. Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara was canonised along with Blessed Euphrasia, of the Congregation of Mother Carmel (pictured), in Rome by. On 23 November , the feast of Christ the King, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, founder of the Order of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.

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On May 11,the foundation stone for the proposed religious house was laid at Mannanam dedicating it to St. Archived from the original on 10 October Roshni 21 November The decision was made to install icons depicting saints inspired by the Carmelite Rule of Saint Albert, and in commemoration of the 8th centenary of the Carmelite Rule in He also sought to empower women by introducing home-based, small-scale industrial units that employed women in creating Christian artefact, handicrafts, candles and paper flowers among many others.

Chavara took religious vows on 8 December and took the name of Kuriakose Elias of the Holy Family. These qualities are ‘faith’, ‘hope’ and ‘love’. It was a long cherished desire of his and the result of several attempts one at Alangad in another at Puthanpally in Humility, which is not self-contempt, and repentance are the foundation stones of the philosophy of his life.

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bllessed Joseph’s Press at Mannanam [19] inwhich was the third printing press in Kerala and the first press founded by a Malayali without the help of foreigners. As there was no chaavara in the family, relatives compelled him to discontinue seminary life and come to the family. Palackal Malpan and Porukara Kathanar died in and respectively. The exhibits in the museum consist of articles used by Saint Chavara such as his cot, the chair used by him in the boat.


Chavara as superior prior of the religious community.

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The chronicle in Koonammavu records three letters written to them by Kuriakose Elias Chavara. Retrieved 18 October Kuriakose Elias Chavara submitted himself to Christ by serving the destitute among destitute.

Joseph believes that it was the intercession Kuriakose Chavara which resulted in the miracle. While St Chavara was the Vicar General of the Syro-Malabar Catholics, he took pioneering steps in in establishing schools with all the Catholic churches in the state.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara was deeply involved in the spiritual enlightenment, social empowerment and economic well-being of women in India. The official canonization process of Kuriakose Chavara started inMar Mathew Kavukattu, arch-bishop of Changanacherry, received instructions chxvara Rome to start diocese-level procedure towards the canonisation.

The elis is the belief that one can reach God through Jesus Christ. It was this relic which served Alphonsa to pray to Kuriakose Chavara kuriaoose receive miraculous cure. Subscribe to daily updates. The articles of faith related to the death of a man are enumerated kuriakosf beautifully illustrated with stories or incidents, the poet heard or read.

Over families have been thus made self-reliant by empowering their women and female children. Thomas at Palayur, central Kerala.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara

However, it must also be noted that not only this one phrase, but four other such superscriptions are made, including a grammatical correction in the same text. Blezsed was after the death of his senior companions in the foundation that Fr. The Vicar Apostolic, finally on 1st Novembergranted permission to establish a religious house. Retrieved 3 April Seminaries for the education and formation of clergy, introduction of annual retreats for priests and laity, publishing house for the propagation of Catholic doctrine and social information, house for the destitutes and dying, special attention to start catechumenates, reunion movement, schools for the general education etc were among the few of various activities under Fr.


In the year he joined the Pallipuram seminary under the tutelage of Malpan Thomas Palackal. Scores of miraculous favours were reported by the intercession of Kuriakose Chavara. He established seven new monasteries besides Mannanam. As they walked reciting prayers suddenly Joseph’s leg started shivering.

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Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Kuriakose Chavara wrote a number of liturgical texts that played an important role in reforming liturgy. On 8 DecemberKuriakose Elias Chavara and ten other priests took vows in the Carmelite tradition. On 3 AprilPope Francis authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees concerning the miracle attributed to Kuriakose Kathanar’s intercession.

Bl Chavara served as Prior General for the whole Congregation from until his death in Thus he focused the ministry of the congregation to kuriakosee the uneducated, to help them who desire to enter the catholic fold, to work for the reunion of separated brothern, to safeguard the well being of the countries and the world at large, aiming at the renewal of the church and society and willing to do all that blessed seen good for others A schism threatened the church of Kerala increating a very critical situation.