January 3rd – Blessed Kuriakos Elias Chavara (1805-1871)

Bl. Kuriakos Elias Chavara – Priest
Feast Day – January 3rd


Blessed Kuriakos Elias Chavara was born on February 10, 1805 at Kainakary (near Allappuzha) in Kersala, India.  He entered the seminary at the age of thirteen in 1818 and was ordained a priest of the Syro-Malabar Rite November 29th, 1829 at the age of twenty-four.  In 1831, he co-founded a new religious congregation with two other priests, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I), which today … read more

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