Venerable Fr. Aurelian OCD

  • Home
  • Saints of Kerala

Venerable Fr. Aurelian OCD, The Spanish Carmelite missionary who lived in India for more than 50 years trained over 1,500 priests in Kerala as a theologian, professor and spiritual director. He was born at Archunduaga, Basauri near Bilbao Province in Spain. He arrived in India on October 9, 1912. Fr. Aurelian was the spiritual director (1914-44), vice rector (1934-44 and rector (1944-56) of the St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva. His mortal remains are preserved at the Immaculate Conception Church, Manjummel. He died on November 16, 1963 at Aluva. He was elevated to the status of Servant of God on December 17, 1980, and that of Venerable on March 26, 1999.