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MILESTONES

1805, February 10 

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Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born at Kainakary

1805, February 18 

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Baptized at Chennankary Church

1827 

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Received the sub-diaconate 

1828 

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Received the diaconate 

1829, Nov  29

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Ordained priest by Arch Bishop Maurelius Stabilini

1831, May 11 

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Foundation of the first Indigenous Religious Congregation for Men (CMI) and first Monastry at Mannanam.

1833 

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Started First Seminary at Mannanam

1846 

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Started the first catholic Sanskrit School in Kerala

1846 

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Started the first catholic printing press in Kerala 

1855, December 8 

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Religious profession of the 11 Fathers, including Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

1856 

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Appointed the first Prior General of the Congregation

1861, June 8

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Appointed as the Vicar General of the Syro-Malabar Church

1866, Feb 13 

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Foundation of the first Indigenous Congregation for Women (C.M.C.) 

1871, January 3

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The death of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara at Koonammavu 

1889, May 24 

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Mortal remains were transferred to Mannanam

1958, January 3 

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Began diocesan process for his beatification 

1980, March 15 

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Formal introduction of cause by the Sacred Congregation 

1984, April 7 

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Pope John Paul II elevated him to the status of Venerable 

1986, February 8 

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Father Chavara is declared BLESSED  by Pope John Paul II at Kottayam, Kerala

1987,December 20

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The President of India, R Venkitaraman, released the postal stamp of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

2005, January 2

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Celebrations of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Jayanti (200th birthday)

2014, November 23         

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His Holiness Pope Francis declared him Saint

 
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