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St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
He is the first canonized male saint of Indian origin and belongs to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church of the Saint Thomas Christian community founded by St. Thomas the Apostle in the first century
Kuriakose Elias Chavara died on 3 January 1871, aged 66, at Koonammavu. His mortal remains were transferred to St. Joseph's Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Mannanam on 24 May 1889
He founded an Indian religious congregation for men, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.
He believed that intellectual development and the education of women was the first step towards overall social welfare. And founded, the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, the first religious congregation for women in 1866