Kuriakose Elias Chavara: A True Son of the Church, Part II


  • Jossy Maria Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram


Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara had been a true son of the mother Church, for his love and ministries revealed his genuine love to the Church that he had cherished in his heart. This paper, which is the second part of the article, discusses the role of St Chavara as a social reformer of Kerala and his various contributions for the transformation of the society, especially in the field of education. In the nineteenth century, Kerala society has undergone major transformations by various socio-religious reforms. With the initiatives of Chavara a new awareness had been created among the faithful that the church is a servant at the service of the humankind, irrespective of caste, creed, color, or nationality. His instructions had contributed much to the families to become well-knit units of the society.