St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

St. Euphrasia Eluvathingal

Saint ChavaraKuriakose who was a social revolutionist as well as educational reformist, is the founder of CMC and CMI missionary institutions, in our society. He was born in Kainakari, a small village in Kerala. From childhood onwards he had dedicated himself and his intentions to God. He was a man with vision and foresight about education especially of women and children. His idea about education was far in advance of his times. He was the first to start a printing press in Kerala state as a step towards progress.
Serve humanity for the love of God, divesting all the worldly pleasures, was Saint Chavara’s motto. Through this motto the members of the congregation try to win souls for God through prayer and service.