Our Patron

St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

(1805-1871)

The Founder of C.M.I. Congregation

Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born in 1805 at Kainkary, Kerala. After his early schooling and priestly studies he was ordained priest in 1829.Father Kuriakose founded the Indigenous Religious Congregation- Carmelites Mary Immaculate (CMI) on may 11, 1831. He was a pioneer in education and social work in the country. He was an illustrious scholar,educationist, prophetic writer, poet, multilinguist, social reformer and an organizer.

Father Kuriakose was a man of deep prayer and he stayed in close communion with the Lord amidst his religious and social activities. So he was accepted as a man of God.

Based on the traditional Carmelite spirituality Fr. Kuriakose introduced Monastic life in Kerala and emphasized the importance of education. Fr.Kuriakose took a keen interest in starting educational Institutions attached to the Monasteries and churches. The idea paved the way for progressive change in the ?eld of educating in India.

Education is the Charism of the CMI Congregation. It is running a good number of schools, colleges, hospitals, social service centers, printing houses, and so on in various parts of India drawing inspiration from Fr. Kuriakose. He died on January 3rd 1871 and his mortal remains are kept in St. Joseph's Monastry, Mannanam, Kerala.

As a Catholic Christian School, Christ Public School strives to develop not only physical, intellectual, artistic and cultural aptitudes of children, but also their character, from the earliest stages by inculcating sound moral principles which are meant to help them grow up as good children of God and worthy responsible citizens of our country.


Trust your mother; God will hear the prayers of the mother as yours.

Food is for the body, so is wisdom for the intellect.

Go to school regularly and recall to mind what is taught during the week.

Laziness fosters evil habits.

Let your friends be those who love God.

The day in which you have not done any good to your fellowmen will not be recorded in your book of life.

Keeping bad books is like hiding ?re in hay.

Regular reading of good books and meditating on them will illumine the mind.

Attain punctuality by means of a regular timetable.

You angels will be turned to devils, if you fall into evil situation.

You ought to reach home before evening and take part in the evening prayers.

Desire that others love you and not that they fear you.

Take special care to keep modesty while you sit, walk or lie down.

You are to forgive and forget the wrong doings of others.

Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell who you are.

What you earn by deceit and theft will melt like snow.

Idleness is the mother of all vices and would induce one to the habit of drinking.

Both stinginess and extravagance are equally sinful.

Had you not lighted the lamp during the day time, you could have lit it during night.

Do not insult or trouble the poor.

God decides your vocation and it's you to choose it.

If your parents have left and obligation of restitution, ful?ll it with diligence and devotion.

Even if you are grown in age and maturity, you have to respect your parents and submit to them.

Do not hate your own brethren.

It is the duty of children to look after their parents.

Do not be the cause for your parents to shed tears on account of you.

The humble man is the greatest among men.

Since you belong to God, you have to give yourself back to God.