ISBN 9788130930183,The Life And Legacy Of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

The Life And Legacy Of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara



Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788130930183

ISBN-10 8130930188

Hard Back

Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)


Three crippling social perils: epidemic deaths, untouchability and illiteracy. Three impediments that threatened Malabar Church unity: the Roccos schism, blind westernisation and eastern extremism. There were problems all around, but Saint Chavara visualised only solutions. Over time, these solutions grew into missions of humanity, across the globe. They became schools, colleges, universities and spiritual and cultural centres. Here is the saga of Kuriakose Elias, a kalari-bred boy from Kerala, the southernmost tip of India, who became Saint Chavara and transformed the society in which he lived into a powerhouse. In this illustrated book historians, journalists, cultural activists, poets and philosophers take a close look at this extraordinary human being who carried out his tasks with resolute dedication and whose accomplishments are legion.