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Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10 February 1805 at Kainakary, Kerala. At the age of five, he began his studies in a village school, called Kalari. When he was 13, he joined the seminary at Pallipuram for his priestly training. While he was in the seminary, his parents and his eldest brother died of an epidemic. On 29 November 1829, he became a priest.

Saint Chavara was instrumental in founding two Catholic Religious Congregations- One for men. Carmelites of Mary Immaculate(CMI), and the other for women. Congregation of Mother for Carmel(CMC), for the spiritual renewal and all-around development of the society.

Starting seven ashrams and convents in different parts of Kerala, Chavara initiated a spiritual movement among the people of Kerala. He established the first Catholic Sanskrit School, a major seminary, and a printing & publishing house a Mannanam.

He directed that every church should start a school attached to it and encouraged children even poorer sections to attend the schools by supplying midday meals and dress for them. He founded a "Home of Charity"; to take of the destitute the beggars, the uncared sick, and the old. He also organizes the first voluntary association in Kerala for self-help among the needy.

Even in the midst of such manifold activities, he found time to write several literary and spiritual books in prose as well as verse. Among them 'Ananstasyayude Ratkthasakshyam' is the first narrative poem and 'Nalagamangal' is the first chronicle of history in Malayalam. He knew seven languages- Malayalam, Tamil, Sanskrit, Syriac, Latin, Italian, and Portuguese.

Essentially, however, Saint Chavara was a man of prayer and great charity. He lived for 65 years and died on 3rd January 1871. His sanctity was officially recognized by the church, when Pope John Paul II Declared him 'Blessed' on 8 February 1986  and Pop Franses declared him 'Saint' on 23rd November. 2014. Saint chavara is the heavenly patron of all CMI and CMC institutions. Let us pray to him to intercede before God for all our needs, especially for success in our studies.