St. Alphonsa

Canonization celebrations 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 … Continued

The Interior of a Speiritual Castle

The Interior of a Speiritual Castle

Alphonsa’s cloistered life lasted about sixteen years. During most of this period she was afflicted with various illnesses so much so that some people may think of her as an unfortunate character whose life was overcast by the shadows of melancholy to the exclusion of all spots of sunshine. Others may think that Alphonsa, who … Continued

Sister Alphonsa the First woman to be canonized from India

Sister Alphonsa the First woman to be canonized from India

The magnetic sanctity and holiness of the Clarist nun Sister Alphonsa who lived in the 20th century, have been recognized and honoured by the Holy See. She was a chaste nun never enchanted by the richness and prosperity of the world .She was moved by genuine love of God. She burnt with ardent desire to … Continued

The Canonization of Sr. Alphonsa

The Canonization of Sr. Alphonsa

  People who die at the end of an extremely virtuous life are raised to the honours of the alter and the process leading to this is both long and laborious. During the days before the Vatican Synod this process used to be conducted in two stages, the Diocesan process and the Apostolic process. The … Continued

Annakutty – An Extraordinarily Pretty Girl

Annakutty – An Extraordinarily Pretty Girl

She was the darling daughter of Joseph and Mary. They called her Annakutty, a form of ‘Anna’ which showed endearment. She was an extraordinarily pretty girl. Indeed, God had abundantly blessed her with beauty, such beauty as would tempt anyone to stop and look at her for a second time. It is so wonder several … Continued

Miracle 01

Miracle 01

Miracles 1 Athiyalil Thomas Abraham also called Athiyalil Kunjettan was born in Kattoor family of Punkunnam. He was born with a defect of his lower libs. Both his legs were twisted. His parents took him for treatment to places in Kerala and outside but were of no avail. Once where their relatives were going to … Continued

St.Alphonsa Museum & Audio-Visual Gallery

St.Alphonsa Museum & Audio-Visual Gallery

  They are housed in the three-storied structure in front of St. Mary’s Forane Church. Time: 8.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. The Alphonsa Museum is redolent with the fragrance of St.Alphonsa’s virtuous life. Many an object hallowed by her divine touch such as a fan made of Palmyra leaf, handkerchiefs of her own artistic weave, … Continued

St. Alphonsa

St. Alphonsa

Blessed Alponsa was born on 19th August 1910 as the fourth child of Joseph and Mary Muttathupadath, in the parish of Kudamaloor in the state of Kerala. She was baptized on the 27th August. Her baptismal name was Anna and her pet name Annakutty. Her mother passed away three moths after her birth. Annakutty started … Continued

Miracle 02

Miracle 02

  Miracles 2 On 5th may 1998, Jinil was born at a private hospital in Ettumanoor. He is the second son of the Sales tax Inspector of Kottayam, named Ozhuthottiyil Shaji Joseph and of Kappumthala Service Co-operative Bank employee, named Lissy. The child was born with his legs bent inwards. He was taken to the ESI … Continued

Stamp Release

Stamp Release

  The Honours Government of India Conferred upon St.Alphonsa  Having soared to the acme of sanctity, Sr.Alphonsa’s soul was gathered to her fathers and the order of saints in an odour of grace on 28th July 1946. She is the first Indian ever to figure in the Catholic canon. That the Government of India bestowed … Continued