Father Zacharias was a theologian, philosopher, missionary, preacher and historian. He was a Spanish Carmelite who spent almost five decades in India. He was born at Abadiano, in Spain’s Bilbao Diocese. Professed as Carmelite on Sept. 12, 1904, he was ordained priest on July 11, 1911 and opted to work in India. Father Zacharias arrived at Ernakulam, Kerala on Oct 9, 1912. He was professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Aluva for 44 years. He was declared Servant of God on Jan. 14, 1984.
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