Poothathil Thommiachan I Fr Thomas Poothathil I poothathilthommiachan.org


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Thomas was born on October 24, 1871, in a noble family of Poothathil as the second son of Ittikunj and Naithy at Neendoor in Kottayam District of Kerala. As he grew he inherited the noble characteristics social consciousness, intellectual equipment and eloquence, unfailing piety and generosity of Poothathil family. After the primary schooling at his home town, he was sent to a school in Thrissanappally, run by the Jesuit fathers. His hard work and perseverance always witnessed very good results in the examinations. The life amidst the Jesuit fathers and the inspirations he derived from them caused a remarkable change in his life career. He expressed his YES to Jesus and began his journey to embrace the order of Priesthood. He joined the Seminary in Puthenpally near Varapuzha on September 21, 1887. Enriching himself in the philosophical and theological studies he was ordained priest by Mar Mathew Makil, the vicar Apostolic of Changanacherry on December 28, 1897.