Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara – Feast Day – January 3

Today is Thursday, February 2, 2023

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born around February 10 1805 in India, Asia. He worked in India Died on January 3 1871 in Koonammuva, India. His Feast Day is celebrated on January 3 every year.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Biography
Date of Birth February 10 1805
Country of Birth India of Asia
Profession N/A
Place of Work India
Date of Death January 3 1871
Place of Death Koonammuva, India
Feast Day January 3
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 8 February 1986 at Kottayam, India
Canonization Canonized by Pope Francis on 23 November 2014
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Life History

 

Kuriakose Elias went to live and study with the parish priest, Thomas Palakal. In 1818, he entered the seminary in Pallipuram, where Thomas Palackal was the principal. He completed his studies and became the priest on November 29, 1829, in Arthunkal.

Kuriakose co-founder and first prior-general of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. The main work of the Congregation is education aiming at the intellectual, social, economic and moral values.

He also co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel in 1866. Kuriakose was known as a man of prayer with a devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Date of birth

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born around 10 February 1805 at Kainakary, Kersala, India.

Place of Birth

He was born around 10 February 1805 at Kainakary, Kersala, India.

Family Background

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on February 10, 1805, in the parish of Kainakary in India. He was the son of Iko Chavara and Mariam Thoppil and, was baptized on the eighth day in the parish church of Chennankari in Alappuzha following the Syro-Malabar rite.

He was home-schooled by his mother until the age of 10 where he attended the elementary school in the village where the teacher was Hindu. There he studied the language and elementary science and expressed the desire to become a priest.

Profession

He Studied with a Hindu teacher until age 10, and learned a variety of languages and regional dialects. Entered the seminary in 1818; ordained on 29 November 1829. Co-founder and first prior-general of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.

The main work of the Congregation is education aiming at the intellectual, social, economic, moral and spiritual advancement of people, especially women and children; it works today in eight countries with almost 5,000 members. Kuriakose made his religious profession in the Congregation in 1855. Vicar-general for the Syro-Malabar church in 1861.

Defended ecclesial unity which was threatened by schism by the consecration of Nestorian bishops in his area. Worked to renew the faith in Malabar. Co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel in 1866. Known as a man of prayer with a devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Date of Death

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara died around 3 January 1871 at Koonammuva, India of natural causes and later relics transferred to Mannanam in 1889.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Place of Death

He died around 3 January 1871 at Koonammuva, India of natural causes and later relics transferred to Mannanam in 1889.

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Feast Day

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara is among the saints whose feast Day is being remembered or celebrated on January 1.

Beatification

He was beatified by Pre Congregation process and soon we will update this information.

Canonized

St Kuriakose Elias Chavara was canonized on 23 November 2014 by Pope Francis and his canonization miracle involved the cure of an eye disorder suffered by a girl named Maria in 2007.

Patron Saint of

There are no data based on who were his Patron Saints but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.


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