Augustine John Ukken
|Servant of God Fr. Augustine John Ukken|
Servant of God Fr. Augustine John Ukken
December 19, 1880|
Parappur, Thrissur district, Kerala
|Died||October 13, 1956
Chovannoor, Thrissur district, Kerala
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
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Augustine John Ukken was born in Parappur in Thrissur district in December 19, 1880 as the second son of Punnaparambil Ukken Anthappanand Chalakal Annamma. He was ordained priest in December 21, 1907, by Dr Clements Pagany, the Canty Bishop. On November 21, 1944, he founded Congregation of the Sisters of Charity with the approval of George Alapatt, Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur. He died on October 13, 1956, at Chovannoor in Thrissur district.
He worked as the Assistant Manager of the St. Thomas College , Thrissur from 1908–1909 and later became the Manager of the St. Thomas College , Thrissur from 1921- 1925. He was the Rector of Minor Seminary, Thrissur from 1910–1917 and the Secretary to Mar John Menachery, Archbishop of Thrissur, from 1913–1917. Augustine also worked as parish priest in Kottapady, Lourdes Cathedral, Kandassankadavu, Mattom, Chowannur, Chiralayam, Palayur, Arthat, Anjoor, Cheroor, Eyyal, Orumanayoor, Guruvayoor, Parempadam, Vadanappilly, Vellarakad parishes.
His canonization process was started on November 30, 2007 and was declared as Servant of God by Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur Mar Andrews Thazhath at the Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral on August 24, 2008. In August 31, 2008, the archdiocese erected the Archdiocesan Tribunal.
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