• The children who love and fear God will love and respect their parents.

  • Let your ability be manifest in your discipline of life, in piety and control of your senses.

  • Whatever you earn through deceit and theft will soon melt away like snow.

  • It is the duty of children to look after their parents in their old age.

  • The greatest among you is the one who is the humblest.

  • When you go through sufferings and sickness, surrender yourself totally to the will of God.

  • Never hate your own brothers and sisters.

Canonization Process

The official canonization process of Fr. Chavara started in 1955 and on 7th April 1984, Pope John Paul II solemnly declared the Servant of God, Chavara the Venerable, On 8 February 1986, during his historic visit to Kottayam, Kerala, Late Pope John Paul II raised Venerable Kuriakose Elias Chavara to the honors of the Altar declaring him the ‘BLESSED’. In 1987 Government of India released postal stamps in honor of blessed Chavara for his humanitarian services to the country. In 2006 Kerala government honored him by erecting his portrait painting in the hall of ‘Kerala Sahitya Academy portrait gallery’ at Thrissur, considering him as one of the literary genius in Malayalam of the 19th century. As of now,the Canonization process of Bl. Kuriakose Elias Chavara is in the final stage. Please pray ardently for the same.



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