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

1831

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:   

1846

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:    

1861

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

1866
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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