His Unique and Pioneering Services 

Started the First Religious Congregation of India (CMI), along with  

two other diocesan Priests: Fr. Thomas Palackal and Fr. Thomas Porukara


Started Retreat Preaching for the laity for the first time in the Kerala Church 1831
Started systematic Faith Formation and Family Apostolate in Kerala: 1831
Popularized Sunday Homilies and Retreats for Priests in the Kerala Church 1831
Popularized Rosary and the Way of the Cross in the Kerala Church 1831
Started the First Syro- Malabar  Major Seminary: 1833
Introduced the Eucharistic Devotion in the Kerala Church 1843
Started the First Syro-Malabar Catholic Press and Publishing House 1846

Started the First Catholic School in Kerala, which is also the first educational Institution in the private Catholic sector in Kerala:   


Started the First Catechumenate in view of Evangelization:  1853
Became the first one who made the Profession of Religious Vows in the Indian Church 1855
First Superior General of the First Indian Religious Congregation (CMI):   1855
Became the Vicar General of Verapoly, specially in charge of the Syro-Malabar Church 1861

Protected the Syro-Malabar Church from the Roccos Schism at a decisive

moment of its history:    


Made the First Narrative Poem (Ghandakavyam) in Malayalam language 1862
Took the revolutionary and bold step of ordering every Parish to start a School 1864

Started the First Religious Congregation for Women (CMC), in the Syro-Malabar Church,

At Koonammavu) along with the Italian missionary Fr. Leopold Beccaro, OCD

Started the 40 Hour Adoration (at Koonammavu) 1866
Codified the Syro-Malabar Liturgical Prayers, Calendar and Canonical Prayers: 1869
Started the First Charitable Institution of Kerala 1869
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