The Guidelines for the Formation of the Youth as Reflected in the Chavarul (Testament of a Loving Father) by St Kuriakose Elias Chavara

  • Benny Nalkara Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru
Keywords: School, Youth, Family, Chavarul, Chavara


St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara dedicated his life for the total liberation and holistic renewal of the Kerala society in the nineteenth century. We are privileged to receive the manifold dimensions of his contributions. St. Chavara wrote the Chavarul which reflected the cultural, familial, pastoral, and the contemporary social context. The Chavarul appeals to our families and educational institutions to be a space that helps our children to ‘walk in peace with God and fellow human beings.’


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