Matthew Kavukatt Politician

Servant of God Mathew Kavukattu (July 17, 1904 – October 9, 1969) was the first Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery. His Cause of Canonization was begun in 1991. Arch Bishop Mathew Kavukattu Mathew, son of Chummar and Tresa of Kavukattu family from Anthinadu (Pravithanam) near Palai was born on 17 July 1904. After the elementary education at Anthinadu School he joined the St. Thomas High School, Pala. There he had many companions who became renowned persons in later years. After the School final in 1923 he joined St. Berchmans College Changanacherry for his Higher Education. After two years there he pursued his studies in Trivandrum where he graduated in 1927. The following year was spent at home engaging himself in various parish youth activities. He joined the St. Thomas Minor Seminary at Kottayam on 1 June 1928 and then to Aluva for the major Seminary. He was ordained a priest on 21 December 1935 by Bishop Kalassery together with 19 others. He offered his first Mass on 24th of the same month in his home parish. For 15 years he served the church in various capacities: as pastor, teacher, Headmaster, Director of ministries etc.

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Date of birth
July 17th, 1904
Date of death
October 9th, 1969 at age of 65
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1. St. Berchmans College Colleges/University

St.Berchmans' College Changanassery also known as S. B. College, is one of the most reputed Colleges in Kerala, India situated in the town of Changanassery 18 kilometers south of Kottayam. Established in 1922, the college has grown over the years into one of the leading colleges with thirteen postgraduate and seven research departments. It is run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery, is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam and is recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC). St. Berchmans' has a sprawling green campus and large play grounds.It is one of the best colleges in Kerala.

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