Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara had a spirituality founded on the mystery of the magnanimous, caring, love of God, learning and directing him in the minutest details of his life. This leading directive love of God, the Eastern Fathers used to call, the mystery of the dispensation of God’s love. It was on this reality divine and human that the spirituality of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was anchored. He was an heir of the Eastern spiritual traditions, transmitted to him down through the centuries through the liturgical traditions and spiritual practices of the Malabar Church.
We can identify four specific dimensions in this spirituality of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara . We will present them in four succinct expressions as given below.
Remembrance and Burning in love (സ്മരിക്കലും ജ്വലിക്കലും ) He remembers the numerous blessings given by God and as a grateful response to it he burns in love of God.
Remembering and Repenting (സ്മരിക്കലും തപിക്കലും ) He remembers his sins and shortcomings and repents that he wounded the loving heart of God.
Remembrance and Ever burning in love (സ്മരിക്കലും ഉജ്ജലിക്കലും ) He remembers that though he was unfaithful God granted him several special gifts instead of curses and as a response to it he ever burns in love of God.
Daring venture and Leaping surrender (തുനിയലും ഇറങ്ങലും ) As a response to the numerous blessings and special gifts received from God he ventures into the practice of heroic virtues and surrenders himself for the service of the people of God and the people around him.