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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Saint Chavara, pray for us

The official canonization process of Kuriakose Chavara started inMar Mathew Kavukattu, arch-bishop of Changanacherry, received instructions from Rome to start diocese-level procedure towards the canonisation.

Leopold give uncompromising credence to the fact that Blessed Chavara had not only a deep and long-lasting desire to establish a convent for sisters, but had also made every effort, including the spiritual and administrative guidance in the realization of the project.

There are various images of Kuriakose Elias Chavara all over the world. His loving father, his good mother, and his only brother fell prey to the epidemic.

One of the special exhibit is the box which was used to transfer the remains of St.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara

It also has old holy Vestments, antique utilities and boxes. Retrieved 19 November Retrieved 16 November Praise and thanks to the Lord for the Communion of the Saints.

He worked unceasingly for the spiritual renewal of families through parish retreats. But he arranged the family affairs in such way that he could continue his priestly studies.

Your charity will bring salvation to souls. Deeply rooted in the eastern spiritual tradition of Christianity, St. In his childhood, Kuriakose attended the village school. Even from the age of 11 he began his personal relationship with the Jesus of the Tabernacle at the parish he joined and later, throughout his life he enjoyed spending hours day and night near the tabernacle.


Even though Kuriakose Chavara wrote many prayer texts only six of them have been preserved. Since then he could walk normally.

Thus he focused the ministry of the congregation to educate 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 are seen good for others A schism threatened the church of Kerala increating a very critical situation.

He is credited with having saved the Church in Kerala from a serious schism in by a peaceful reconciliation, forgiving his enemies and for which he received a commendation from the Holy Father, Pope Pius IX. He also formulated and published norms and rules for leading an upright Christian life. Therefore, may be rightly considered as the era that kindled the formulation of the civil society in Kerala, crediting St. Chavara was the first Indian who not only dared to admit the untouchables to schools but also provided them with Sanskrit education which was forbidden to the lower castes, thereby challenging social bans based on caste, as early as the former part of the 19th century.

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There he studied language and elementary sciences. Palackal Malpan and Porukara Blessd died in and respectively. As they walked reciting prayers suddenly Joseph’s leg started shivering.

Kuriakose Elias Chavara was the Prior General of all the monasteries of the congregation from till his death in Here his parents also discerned his divine call.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Subsequently as he was too young he spent about two years in the parish rectory under the care of the zealous and loving parish priest.


Joseph believes that it was the intercession Kuriakose Chavara which resulted in the miracle.

Thomas Palackal, Thomas Porukara and Kuriakose Chavara having the same motivation of starting a religious community life, had several occasions to meet together at the vicariate of Verapoly or at the seminary of Pallipuram to discuss the idea of a religious institute. Prior Mango is considered as one of the premium variety of mangoes in Kerala and is often exported to its neighbouring south Indian states. Part of a cnavara on.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

St Chavara was an outstanding social reformer, a brilliant writer, an excellent preacher and was an inspiring champion of the Church who successfully fought against evil forces within and outside the Catholic Church. All the literary works of Kuriakose Chavara were written between and He popularised devotions and piety exercises such as rosary, way of the cross and eucharistic adoration.

Retrieved 13 June The book ‘Complete Works of Chavara’, Vol. On 7 AprilChavara was declared Venerable. Leopold Beccaro — who was a close associate and confessor of Kuriakose Chavara — with whom Mother Eliswa had communicated her desire to lead a life of chastity, during her meetings with him for confession and spiritual direction, wrote in Italian in his personal diary on 3 Januarythe day of the demise of Blessed Chavara: Leopold himself, we come across the following affirmative statements: These letters are published in ‘Complete Works of Chavara’ Vol.

The poem gives life to life of Jesus from birth to ascension into heaven and life of Mary from ascension of Jesus to assumption of Mary into heaven.