Sunday, November 1, 2015


The Order of Carmel will celebrate the feast of All Carmelite Saints on November 14. I'll be highlighting a few of the lesser-known saints of Carmel in preparation for the feast.

Saint Kuriakos Elias Chavara, Priest
Feast Day: January 3


Bl. Kuriakos Chavara was raised to the altar and enrolled in the calendar of Saints on November 23, 2014 by Pope Francis.

The miracle that was considered for the canonization of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias was the instantaneous, total and stable cure of the squint eye of Maria Jose Kottarathil. She is the youngest child of Mr. Jose Thomas and Mrs. Marykutty Jose Kottarathil. She has two brothers, George, the eldest who is a Seminarian in the Pala Diocese and Febin who pursues university studies. Maria was born on 5 April 2005 at Pala, Kottayam District, Kerala, and was baptized in the St. Thomas Cathedral Church, Pala. She had the defect of congenital squint (alternating esotropia) in both her eyes, noticed clearly by her parents as well as those who knew her from about four or five months after her birth. Read more...


In the Arabian coast at Kainakary in Kuttanadu, in the diocese of Changanasesry, Kerala, India Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on February 10, 1805 as the sixth child of parents Kuriakos and Mariam. The Chavara family is believed to be the descendant of the Pakalomattam family, one of the four that claim descent from the time of St.Thomas at Palayur, central Kerala. On 8th September 1805 the child Kuriakose was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Marian shrine in Vechoor.  Read more...

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

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