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Herald of the East  - Dharmaram Journal of Chavara Studies

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: To the Desert and Back

December 2016
Herald of the East is a biannual journal to promote multifaceted studies and research on the life, vision and mission, and contributions of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, one of the founders of the CMI Congregation, the first indigenous religious congregation in India; he was a man of transformative vision and determined action who strived his best to transform the Christian community and the society at large, especially in the nineteenth century Kerala. His contributions in the area of ecclesiastical as well as public education, especially his visionary intervention to begin a seminary attached to the monastery and schools attached to Christian worship places was path-breaking. Started in 1991, Herald of the East was an initiative of the CMI Congregation, the publication of which is undertaken by DVK from 2014 onwards. This journal attempts to disseminate the vision of Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara through scientific studies as well as entries with socio-pastoral focus.

     THE LURE OF THE DESERT Chavara and the Attempted Flight from the World 1. Introduction In the modern world, even in the mist of all the meaning that modern life offers, there are several men and women who are lured into the desert to confine themselves to a secluded life either in a real desert or in a virtual desert, where they enter into the cave of their heart and meet God. One of those who longed for such life in the desert is St Chavara, who along with his elders dreamt of fleeing this corrupt and corrupting world. Looking at a few aspects of religious life today, we explore the reason for such a longing in any person of accomplishment, historically what it has offered a seeker and what it can ... More... n/a
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December 2016  Vol. 12, No. 2

 Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara: To the Desert and Back
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