SACRED HEART PROVINCE KOCHI
The Province of Sacred Heart of Jesus was born in 1953 along with the Devamatha Province in the north and St. Joseph’s Province in the south.
With its headquarters at first at Aluva and from 1959 at Kalamassery, the Sacred Heart Province consisted of the territories under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam and the Diocese of Kothamangalam.
FOUNDER BL. KURIAKOSE ELIAS CHAVARA
Kuriakose (Cyriac) Chavara was born in 1805, of pious and devout
parents of Syro-Malabar Church, in Kainakary, Kerala, India. In baptism he was
given the name Kuriakose (Cyriac). After his early schooling in the native
village and priestly Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara