Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Reach St.Alphonsa Tomb Bharananganam to Mannanam St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara

The distance between Bharananganam and Mannanam is 28  kilometers . Churches in Bharananganam and Mannanam are famous pilgrim centers for syro malabar christians. Tomb of Saint Kuraikose Elias Chavara is situated in the Mannanam Church while Tomb of Saint Alphonsa is situated at Bharananganam Church.

Bharananganam to Ettumanoor is 21 km on State Highway -32 also Known as Ettumanoor - Poonjar State Highway. From Ettumanoor you can reach Mannanam either via Athirampuzha, MG University or via Carithas. Distance is around 8 Km.

Bharananganam St. Alphonsa to Pala - 5 kmPala to Ettumanoor - 16 kmEttumanoor to Mannanam St. Kuraiakose Elias Chavara - 8 km 

Pala and Ettumanoor are major towns between Mannanam and Bharananganam. Pala is a muncipality while you can expect a traffic block sometimes in Ettumanoor.

How to Reach Mannanam Church From Kottayam

The distance between Kottayam and Mannanam is less than 9 kilometers if you are travelling via Kottayam Medical College ByPass road. Journey will take 20 minutes if traffic is high. Tomb of Saint Kuraikose Elias Chavara is situated in the Mannanam Church which is located at the heart of city,succeeds in attracting tourists and pilgrims throughout the year

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Live Telecast Canonization of Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Saint Euphrasia

Canonisation of Blesseds Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Sister Euphrasia in Vatican will be braod cast live here from Vatican. Pope Canonization live streaming coverage will be in Full HD. The event will be broadcast live on Sunday, November 23, 2014 ..Live broadcasting of Canonization Ceremonies at Vatican will be shown in big screen at Mannanam and Ollur. Major News Channels in State including Manorama News, Asianet News, Indiavision , Reporter etc. will telecast events take place Live from Mannanam and Ollur at the time of canonization in vatican.


St.Kuriakose Elias Chavara

“Why are you sad? All God’s people must die some day. My hour has come. By the grace of God, I prepared myself for it since long.” Showing a picture of the Holy Family, he continued, My parents taught me to keep the Holy Family always in my mind and to honor them throughout my life. As I had always the protection of the Holy Family I can tell you with confidence that I have never lost the baptismal grace I received in baptism. I dedicate our little Congregation and each of you to the Holy Family. Always rely on Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Let the Holy Family reign in your hearts. Don’t be sad about my dying. Joyfully submit yourselves to the will of God. God is all powerful and His blessings are countless. God will provide you with a new Prior who will be a source of blessing for the Congregation as well as for you. Hold fast to the constitution, the rules of our elders and that of the Church. Love our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with all your heart. Draw the waters of eternal life from that fountain as in the words of the Prophet Elijah. All the members of the congregation, especially elders must be charitable to one another. If you do so, God will be glorified by the congregation and which will be flourished day after day. Your charity will bring salvation to souls


Loving Jesus, we praise and thank you for the gift of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara to your Church as a model of holy life. Give us the grace to be inspired by his ardent life of faith in order to experience you through prayer and to work for the growth of the Church untiringly, and thus to be committed to you wholeheartedly.
Loving Father, enable us to glorify you by striving for the sanctification of our lives and working for the salvation of all after the inspiring example of St. Chavara who was the patron of families and model of religious and priestly life. Help us to accept with joy the share of your cross through the sufferings of our daily life. May the special intention … for which we now pray be granted to us through the intercession of St. Chavara, our Lord and our God, for ever and ever. Amen
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to …

ചാവറപിതാവിന്‍റെ വിശുദ്ധപദ പ്രഖ്യാപനത്തിന് ഒരുക്കമായുള്ള പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥന

പിതാവും പുത്രനും പരിശുശുദ്ധാത്മാവുമായ സര്‍വ്വേശ്വരാ, ഞങ്ങളുടെ പിതാവായ ചാവറ കുര്യാക്കോസ് എലിയായേയും ഏവൂ പ്രാസ്യാമ്മയേയും വിശുദ്ധരുടെ ഗണത്തിലേക്ക് ഉയര്‍ത്തുവാന്‍ തിരുമാനസ്സായതിനെയോര്‍ത്ത് അങ്ങേക്ക് ഞങ്ങള്‍ നന്ദി പറയുന്നു. അവരുടെ ജീവിത മാതൃക അനുസരിച്ച് പ്രാര്‍ത്ഥനയിലൂടെയും പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളിലൂടെയും ദൈവത്തെ മഹത്വപ്പെടുത്തുവാനും ദൈവജനങ്ങളെ ശുശ്രൂഷിക്കുവാനും ഞങ്ങളെ പ്രപ്തരാക്കേണമേ.
സ്നേഹപിതാവായ ദൈവമേ, റോമിലും ഞങ്ങളുടെ നാട്ടിലും നടക്കുന്ന നാമകരണ നടപടികള്‍ക്ക് യാതൊരു തടസവും വരാതെ എല്ലാ സാഹചര്യങ്ങളെയും അനുകൂലമാക്കി ഒരുക്കിതരേണമേ. ചവറ വര്‍ഷമായി ആചരിച്ചു കൊണ്ട് വിശുധപിതാവിന്‍റെ ജീവിത മാതൃകകളും സന്ദേശങ്ങളും ഞങ്ങളിലും ഞങ്ങളിലൂടെ മറ്റുള്ളവരിലും പങ്കുവയ്ക്കുവാന്‍ നടത്തുന്ന പരിശ്രമങ്ങളെ വിജയിപ്പിക്കേണമേ. ഞങ്ങളുടെ അമ്മയായ പരിശുദ്ധ കന്യാമറിയമേ, വിശുദ്ധ യൌസേപ്പിതാവേ, മാര്‍ത്തോമ്മ ശ്ലീഹായെ, വിശുദ്ധ ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് സേവ്യറെ, ഞങ്ങളുടെ അപേക്ഷകളെ പരിശുദ്ധ ത്രിത്വത്തിന്‍റെ മുന്‍പാകെ സമര്‍പ്പിക്കേണമേ.
(സ്വ., ന., ത്രി.)

kerala state government's official delegation to vatican for canonization

Kottayam Parliament Member, Jose K Mani included in Kerala State Government's official delegation to vatican for canonization of Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Sister Euphrasia. Two  MLA's from State including Joseph Vazhakan is included in delegation headed by state ministers K C Joseph and P J Joseph, both Roman Catholic and belongs to rite of new saints. When India Government prepare a secular delegation without any christians, Kerala delegation is only Christians.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chavara Canonization - No Christians in Modi Governments Official Delegation to Rome

November 23 is an Happy Day for Roman Catholics in India. Francis Pope will canonized two blessed persons Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Euphrasia as Saint's. India government plans to sent official delegation to Rome for canonizaton. It is sad to say that no Christian from Roman Catholic Community is in the list of official  delegation going to Vatican. Indian delegation  is  led by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien. He is a Marthomite who have no belief in  Pope or Rome. The other two members are TDP MP P Raveendra Babu and Nagaland Peoples Front MP Neiphiu Rio. Raveendra Babu  a Hindu, Neiphiu, a three-time Nagaland Chief Minister, is a Protestant Christian. Many Roman Catholic and Latin MP's are there from Kerala. Ernakulam MP and Former Union Minister KV Thomas, Kottayam MP Jose K Mani, Pathanamthitta MP Anto Antony, Idduki MP Joice George etc. are Roman Catholics. Eventhough Modi's official delegation have a secular nature christians can't accept this becuase no parliament member from caste of two Indian Saints have included in delegation

List of saints canonized by Pope Francis

Pope Francis will canonized Chavara achan and Euphrasia Sister from India on November 23, 2014 along with four Italians.

  1. Canonization of Saints 2014

Saints canonized by Pope Francis on 3 April 2014
José de Anchieta, Marie of the Incarnation, Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval
Saints canonized by Pope Francis on 27 April 2014
Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II

  1. Canonization of Saints 2013

Saints canonized by Pope Francis on 12 May 2013
Antonio Primaldo and 812 Companions, Laura Montoya Upegui, Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala
Saints canonized by Pope Francis on 9 October 2013
Angela of Foligno
Saints canonized by Pope Francis on 17 December 2013
Peter Faber

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saint Euphrasia Novena - Prayer Blessed Sr.Euphrasia

Blessed Euphrasia Novena (Malayalam) is given above. This is the Novena of Saint Euphrasia, a christian nun from India. Saint Euphrasia Eluvathingal or Sister Euphrasia's Novena Prayer in English is given below

Saint Euphrasia CMC Tomb is located at Ollur  near Thrissur in Kerala. Many people visited her tomb and pray above Novena. She was declared as saint along with Chavara Achan on November 23 ,2014

Chavara Catholic Centre Chennur Adilabad Eparchy

Chavara catholic center is a christian pilgrim center in the name of Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias located at Chennur in Andhra Pradesh. It is a parish under Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad

Bishop's House, Mancherial, Adilabad Dt., A.P.
Phone : 08736 -258262(Of), 255933 (P)

Chavara Achan - Android Apps on Google Play

‘Chavara Achan’ is a complete off-line android application in Malayalam, about Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias on your fingertips. Published by KOSEY and developed by Faith Infosys, Changanacherry. Apps have been created affter collecting datas with permission of The Vice-Postulator, Cause of Bl. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Chavara Shrine, Mannanam, Kottayam 686561, Kerala. S.India.
Android Apps for Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias can  be downloaded from below link

Chavara Mission Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Kalyan

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Kalyan  is formed to cater the spiritual needs of Mumbai based Syro Malabar Christians. Churches in this diocese include Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara church located at Dighi near Pune. Chavara Mission Covers the civil districts of Dhule, Nandurbar, and Jalgaon. This is entrusted to the Devmatha Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation and was inaugurated on February 2, 1993 by His Excellency Mar Paul Chittilapilly first Bishop of Kalyan. Mar Thomas Elavanal is current bishop of Kalyan.

Chavara Niwas,  Nandurbar
Chavara Niwas is a mission station of Kalyan diocese with saint chavara kuriakose elias as patron. chavara niwas is located at Thaloda Road, Rakeshwade, Pallasi P.O., Nandurbar 425412.

Chavara Niwas,  Walwadi
Chavara Niwas is a mission station of Kalyan diocese with saint chavara kuriakose elias as patron. chavara niwas is located at Wadi Bhokar Road, Walwadi, Dhule - 424005.

Dhule Ashram
Dhule Ashram is a CMI Ashram in  Kalyan diocese with saint chavara kuriakose elias as patron.  CMI Ashram is housed at New Station Road, Dhule 424001.

Chavara Ashram Shala
CMI Ashram is located at Chopada Road, Dewgaon, Amelner, Jalgaon Dt. - 425 401.


Chavara Church is located at Jadhav Vasti, Kalas, Dighi P O - 411015. Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias Church at Dighi is a Roman Catholic Syrian  church which is affiliated to the Kalyan Diocese. Christians mainly from Kerala working in Pune and nearby places in Maharastra attend Masses in this church especially on Sundays.

Chavara Church Kandivali East Mumbai - Saint Cyriac Chavara Church

Christian Community in Chavara Church Mumbai also celebrates canonization of blessed chavara as saint. Chavara Church , Kandivali is a church in the name of saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara located in a suburb of Mumbai called Kandivali, which is in the western part of India. Blessed cyriac chavara church is popularly known as Chavara Church, a Syrian Catholic church which is affiliated to the Kalyan Diocese. Chavara Church Mumbai is located 15km away from the Mumbai Airport and 3km away from the Borivili railway station. Don't miss Malayalam Holy Mass at 8 AM on Every Sunday

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church Ejipura Bangalore

Christian Community in Chavara Church Bangalore also celebrates canonization of blessed chavara as saint. Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church, Ejipura, Bangalore-560 047 is the church in Karnataka State's capital in the name of Saint Chavara who is the founder of CMI,running Christ University and many other Educational Institutions  that play important role in making Banglore as an Educational Hub. Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church, Ejipura, Bangalore  renamed as Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church, Ejipura, Bangalore-560 047. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church is a Syro Malabar church which is affiliated the Archdiocese of Bangalore. located in suburb of Bangalore called , Koramangala. 

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church  Ejipura  Bangalore have masses on all days and novena of chavara achan on saturdays. Phone: +91 (0) 80-2571 1818 

Saint Chavara Kuriakose Elias - Miracles - Maria Jose Kottarathil

The miracle that was considered for the canonization of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias was the instantaneous, total and stable cure of the squint eye (esotropia) of Maria Jose, an RCSC girl of age 9 from Pala in Kottayam District of Kerala State in India. Maria visited Tomb of Chavara Achan at Mannanam on 12 October 2007 along with her parents and  squint in her eyes disappearedon 16 October 2007. On 18 March 2014, the miracle was approved by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in the Cardinals’ Meeting which leads to the ceremony of canonization on 23 November 2014.

 Maria was born in Pala on 5 April 2005. She was baptized in the St. Thomas Cathedral Church, Pala.  She had the defect of congenital squint (alternating esotropia) in both her eyes. Doctors says surgery was only remedy. Her mother trust a lot in Jesus and she take Mariamol to Chavara Kuriakose tomb in Mannanam which is located 25 kilometers away from her home in Pala. Squint Eye was cured. 

Chavara Kuriakose Elias - Latin or Roman Catholic ?

One of the most discussed topics before canonisation is about rite of Chavara Kuriakose Latin Church in Kerala says he belongs to them becuase Chavara Kuriakose Elias died at a church in Koonammavu near Earnakulam which is under Latin Rite.  Chavara Kuriakose Elias  is well known in Kerala as a Roman Catholic of Syro Malabar Rite. The  mortal remains of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias is located at Mannanam. Mannanam comes under Kudamaloor Parish in Chenganachery Arch Diocese of Syro Malabar Church. Since Mannanam Ashram is run by CMI priests syro malabar diocese also have limited joy. In short entire credit goes to CMI priests who belongs to Roman Catholic Syrian Church.

Relics of Blessed Chavara, Mother Euphrasia arrive at Kakkanad Ernakulam

The relics of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Mother Euphrasia arrived at Rajagiri Valley, Kakkanad, the venue of the post-canonisation celebrations. The relics were brought from places such as Mannanam and Olloor, the places where the mortal remains of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias and Mother Euphrasia are interred respectively and from Kainakari in Alappuzha district and Kattoor in Thrissur districts, the birth places of the beatifieds. Relics also arrived from Koonammavu, where Chavara Kuriakose Elias died.