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The printing press was used to bring out the first Malayalam daily Nasrani Deepika. In 2004 a fire broke out in the Shrine Chapel which destroyed the murals which hung there, and it damaged much of the other artwork. Syriac . St Kuriakose Elias Chavara Archives and Research Centre, Mannanam, Kottayam. K. E. Chavara, Rev. Yet another attraction is the miniature model of his birth house. Z. M. Moozhoor C.M.I., K.E.C.Publications, Mannanam. On 8 September 1805, Chavara was dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Mary's Church, Vechoor. The name Kuriakose is derived from the Syriac Aramaic name ܩܘܪܝܩܘܣ (Quriaqos). , Leopold Beccaro – who was a close associate and confessor of Kuriakose Chavara – with whom 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 January 1871, the day of the death of Chavara: “The founder and the first prior of the Tertiaries of the Discalced Carmelites in Malabar, who with extreme fatigue has founded the monastery of the sisters [e fondato con somme fatiche il monastero delle Monache]...” Again, in another important document, a short biography of Chavara written by Beccaro himself, we come across the following affirmative statements: “Among these, specially, [he] earnestly desired to bring into existence an abode of virtues for the girls of Malayalam and a convent of sisters for learning doctrines and traditions of the Catholic religion as well as to make them grow as good Christian children... It is a fact known to all that even after the starting of the convent, he showed great fervour and interest to conduct everything in order and with virtues...” These two statements made by Beccaro give credence to the fact that 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. , Kuriakose Chavara started St. Joseph's Press at Mannanam in 1846, which was the third printing press in Kerala and the first press founded by a Malayali without the help of foreigners. , Indian Carmelite priest and Religious Founder, St Kuriakose Elias Chavara of Holy Family, Atmanuthapam (The lamentations of a Repentant Soul), Maranaveetil Cholvanulla Parvam (A poem to be sung in the bereaved house), Nalla Appante Chavarul (Testament of a Loving Father), Anastasiayude Rakthasakshyam (The martyrdom of Anastacia), Dhyana Sallapangal (Colloquies in meditation), Parappuram, Varkey. Pulakamaniyunna Bharatham – Bl.K.E.Chavara, Fr. Chavara, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, A..Mathias Mundadan CMI, Dharmaram Publications, Bangalore, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Fr. God will provide you with a new Prior who will be a source of blessing for the Congregation as well as for you. Mathew Ulakamthara, K.E.C. Rathinam, K.E.C. , Kuriakose Elias Chavara introduced retreat preaching for the laity for the first time in the Kerala Church. , Kuriakose Elias Chavara was a social reformer who initiated reforms in the Kerala society much before Narayana Guru(1853) Chattambi Swamikal(1853) and Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi(1854). ), and of a similar one for women, the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.). Bl. The first Malayalam play is considered Abhinjana Shakuntalam, translated into Malayalam by Kerala Verma Valiakovil Thampuran in 1882. 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Leopold Beccaro OCD, Cause of Bl. Cherian Kunianthodathu C.M.I., K.E.C. , The exhibits consists of a miniature model of Chavara's birth house, articles used by him and also various antique articles. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10 February 1805 at Kainakary, Kerala in a Nasrani Christian family as the son of Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil. Kuriakose Elias Chavara is called the father of literacy in Kerala.  At Mannanam monastery there was a mango tree which was planted and taken care of by Kuriakose Chavara. He was the Vicar General of Syriac Rite Catholics in 1861 in order to counter the influence of Mar Thomas Rochos on Saint Thomas Christians. 1 CHAVARA KURIAKOSE ELIAS, Chavarul, Saint Chavara, Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: On the Way to Sainthood, Sayings of Bl. Complete Works of Chavara – (CWC, Vol.  A tutor belonging to the Variar community was brought from Thrissur, to teach at this Sanskrit institution. Since then he could walk normally.  He was baptised on 17 February 1805 at St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Chennamkary. vi) Prayer to be recited by priests – Prayers to be recited by priests to remain rooted in their fidelity to Jesus Christ. chavara kuriakose elias achan - kerala history in malayalam - … An Epic of Dream, Fr. Thanksgiving prayer to the blessings that received from mother Mary. Chavara took religious vows on 8 December 1855 and took the name of Kuriakose Elias of the Holy Family. Prior Mango is considered as one of the premium variety of mangoes in Kerala and is often exported to its neighbouring south Indian states. According to the local custom the infant was baptized on the … Dhanya Kuriakose Chavara, K.E.C. English  There are two manuscripts under the title 'Mannanam Nalagamangal.' " In a letter he wrote : " This Mango-tree (1870) and its seedlings leave a loving patrimonial memory for us" It is because of the association of Carmelite Prior Kuriakose Chavara that this variety of mango came to be known all over Kerala as "Priormavu" (the mango tree of the Prior). DARPAN [ Imaging a life which inspired many generation ] An english documentary about the life history of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara by Kurian …  The activities of the members of CMI congregation under the leadership of Chavara created huge transformation in the society. They are Koonammavu-1857, Elthuruth-(St. Aloysius College, Thrissur)1858, Plasnal-1858, Vazhakulam-1859, Pulincunnu-1861, Ambazhakad-1868, and Mutholy-1870. The parish council decided to have St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias as the patron of the Parish and the Holy See granted for the same. Some of these are written on palm leaves and others on paper. Only through these triple qualities, a Christian can attain Christ." He lived for 65 years and died on 3rd January 1871.  It was his original idea. Just better. There he studied language and elementary sciences. There are many museums associated with life and activities of Kuriakose Elias Chavara. , It is the counsel to the Christian Families of Kainakari parish but its relevance to the families resonates till date. Kuriakose started St. Joseph's Press at Mannanam which was the third printing press in Kerala and the first press founded by a Malayali without the help of foreigners. Dr. Tharakan states, "...Humility, which is not self-contempt, and repentance are the foundation stones of the philosophy of his life. In 1864, The Vicar Apostolic transferred St.Chavara to Koonammavu Monastery. Malankara Sabhamathavinte Oru Veerasanthanam adhava Divyasree Chavara Kuriakose Eliasachan, Fr. Joseph pressed his right leg to the ground and he could now walk properly with right leg. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. Saint Kuriakose Elias chavara, Founder of CMI and CMC congregations, Prayer Requests, Novena, … The congregation became affiliated as a Third Order institute of the Order of Discalced Carmelites.  Pope Francis stated that "Father Kuriakose Elias was a religious, both active and contemplative, who generously gave his life for the Syro-Malabar Church, putting into action the maxim “sanctification of oneself and the salvation of others. Each monastery was to oversee these activities of the parish churches in its neighbourhood. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, C.M.I. Malankarasabhamathavinte Oru Veerasanthanam, 138. Thus the first step is faith in God. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, who later became the first saint of India, has testified in 1936 that Kuriakose Elias Chavara had appeared to her twice during her illness and relieved her suffering. , Even though Kuriakose Chavara wrote many prayer texts only six of them have been preserved. " 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. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was declared a Saint of the Catholic Church, 32-11-2014 St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara to Children Children, you are the treasure in the hands of your parents. St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Chennamkary, "Clipping of deepikanewspaper – Deepika Kochi", "Fr. , The miracle which Rome approved for the beatification of Kuriakose Chavara was the cure of the congenial deformity of the legs (clubfoot) of Joseph Mathew Pennaparambil happened in April 1960. After establishing the Sanskrit institution in Mannanam, Chavara took the initiative to start a school in a nearby village called Arpookara. i) Meditation: method of beginning – Meditation: method of beginning is an intercessory prayer to mother Mary seeking help to be with him during the meditation. The relic is now preserved in Mannanam. Children are … 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. My hour has come. He sent the mango seedlings to monasteries and convents and told the members: Please plant the sapling of this sweet mango, which I name it as ‘Dukran’(Orma = memory) in each of our monastery. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on February 10, 1805, in the parish of Kainakary in India. 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. 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