St. Alphonsa Chronology

St.-Alphonsa-Chronology

  • 1910 August 19: Born at the Muttathupadam house, Kudamaloor
  • 1916 May 16 : Started her primary education at Thonnankuzhy Govt. School. Arpookara : She did standard 1-3 there
  • 1917Nov.27 : First Holy communion
  • 1920 : Joins the Govt. School at Muttuchira, Alphonsa did standards 4-6 there
  • 1925, Jan.21 : Confirmation at the Forane Church, Muttuchira
  • 1928, Aug.2 : Joins the Clarist Convent at Bharananganam as a postulant.Receives the postulant’s veil. Receives the name Alphonsa
  • 1930 May 19 : Receives the religious habit at St. Mary’s Church, Bharananganam
  • 1932-33 : Works as a teacher at Vakakkad
  • 1935,Aug.12 to 1936 Aug.12 : undergoes canonical novitiate at the clarist Convent at Changanacherry.
  • 1936, Aug.12 : Profession of perpetual vows
  • 1946, July 28 : Death
  • 1953, Dec.2 : Inauguration of the Diocesan Tribunal for Beatification- Becomes Servant of God
  • 1957,  Apr.13 : Exhumation
  • 1980, July19 : The Apostolic Tribunal starts functioning
  • 1985,  Aug.13 : Tomb Opened for the second time
  • 1986, Feb. 8 : Beatification by H.H. John Paul II at Kottayam
  • 1996, Jully 19 : Commemorative stamp released in Connection with the Golden Jubilee Of her death
  • 2002, Feb.26 : Tribunal for the investigation of miracles Inaugurated
  • 2007, June 1 : Confirmation of miracles at the Vatican
  • 2008, Oct 12 : Canonization by H.H. Pope Benedict XVI
  • 2008, Nov 16 : Govt. of India releases a stamp to Commemorate the canonization
  • 2009 Aug. 23 : Inauguration of the birth centenary year of St. Alphonsa and the releasing of the Commemorative and circulation coins By Shri. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee(Hon. Minister of Finance, Government of India)
  • 2010 Aug.12 : Conclusion of the birth centenary year of St. Alphonsa. The President of India, Smt. Prathibha Devi Singh Patil,visits the Tom of St. Alphonsa and pays her respect.