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Father Aurelian
Venerable Father Aurelian
Father Aurelian was a theologian, professor, writer and spiritual leader. He was a Spanish priest who trained over 1, 500 priests and who lived in India for more than 50 years. He was born at Archunduaga, Basauri near Bilbao Province, Spain. He became a Carmelite on August 4, 1902. He was ordained priest on December 17, 1910. He reached India on October 9, 1912. Father Aurelian was spiritual director (1914 – 44), vice rector (1934 – 44) and rector (1944 – 56) of the St Joseph’s Seminary, Aluva in Kerala. He was national director of Priests’ Eucharist League (1928 – 1945), editor of Eucharist and priest and secretary of Fifth Eucharistic Congress of India held at Goa in 1931. He was also the delegate general of the Discalced Carmelite Order in India in 1957. The Vatican declared him Servant of God on December 17, 1980. He was declared Venerable on March 26, 1999.