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  • ST.ALPHONSA FEAST – 2014 (JULY -19th – 28th)

      FESTAL CELEBRATIONS WITH MORE THAN 100 CELEBRANTS The festal celebration of the first indigenous Indian ever to figure in the catholic hagiography begins at Bharananganam pilgrim centre on 19 July 2014 with the hosting of festal flag by the Palai diocesan head H.E. Mar Joseph Kallarangatt. The nine days’ celebration reaches its zenith on … Continued

  • ALPHONSA THEERTHADANAM – 2014

ST.ALPHONSA FEAST – 2014 (JULY -19th – 28th)

ST.ALPHONSA FEAST – 2014 (JULY -19th – 28th)

  FESTAL CELEBRATIONS WITH MORE THAN 100 CELEBRANTS...

ALPHONSA THEERTHADANAM – 2014

ALPHONSA THEERTHADANAM – 2014

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CBCI members celebrates Holy Mass at St. Alphonsa Shrine,  for Videos and Photos

CBCI members celebrates Holy Mass at St. Alphonsa Shrine, for Videos and Photos

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Canonization celebrations at Bharananganam

Canonization celebrations at Bharananganam

“The village of Bharanganam within whose bounds this body will be buried is also greatly blessed for, God willing, this sleepy little village become the Lisieux of India.  Sr. Alphonsa’s tomb here will become a centre of pilgrimage and people...

Canonization Celeberations at Bharananganam

Canonization Celeberations at Bharananganam

The culmination of the spiritual celebration is the Concelebrated Holy Mass and a Public Meeting on 9th October. The Public Meeting commences exactly at  2.30 p.m. This meeting will be presided over by H.E. Leonardo Sandri and Dr. A P...

Canonization Celeberations at Bharananganam

Canonization Celeberations at Bharananganam

Canonization celebrations at Bharananganam The sacred ceremony for the canonization of Blessed Alphonsa commences on October 12th 2008 at 9.30 a.m. in the St.Peter’s Square in Vatican. At the same time many relevant programmes are being arranged at Bharananganam also. There will be Holy Qurbana from 5.30 to 11.30 a,m. in every hour at Alphonsa Chapel Bharananganam on 12th October. Mission League of the Bharananganam Forane has arranged a procession carrying the statue of the Saint in that area. This procession will reach...

  • I am like one lying transfixed to the cross

    On one occasion she said: I am like one lying transfixed to the cross. When my Lord lay on the cross, he could not either move the limbs or turn to any side for relief. He lay without any pillow or even a bed. And they stood at the foot of the cross cruelly mocking … Continued

  • Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Blessed Alphonsa

    (The following article is the message of Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangattu to the participants in the Alphonsa Pilgrimage conducted on July 23rd, 2006.) Pope John Paul II of hallowed memory raised Sr. Alphonsa to the honours of the altar at Kottayam in 1986. Though only two decades have gone by since her beatification, the fame … Continued

  • Miracle 3

    Miracles 3 Hundreds of miraculous cures are claimed for her intervention, many of them involving straightening of clubbed feet, possibly because of her having lived with deformed feet herself. Two of these cases were submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints as proof of her miraculous intervention. The continuing cures are chronicled in the magazine PassionFlower. … Continued

  • St Alphonsa’s Spiritual Credo

    St Alphonsa’s Spiritual Credo The following extract form St Alphonsa’s diary, original written in Malayalam, spells out her spiritual ideology. How I Plan to Reorient My Life 1.       My God, my all- thus I summarize my life’s ideology. 2.       Humility shall be the bedrock of my religious life 3.       The three walls of the edifice of my monastic … Continued