Feast of St. Alphonsa

Feast of St. Alphonsa

FEAST OF ST. ALPHONSA

Feast of St. Alphonsa is celebrated at St. Thomass mission Southampton on 2nd Sunday of July every year. The Feast of St. Alphonsa is celebrated  with Flag hosting, Holy Mass, proession outside the church and cultural programmes and ‘Snehavirunu’ at the hall.

Saint Alphonsa, F.C.C., (born Anna Muttathupadathu; 19 August 1910 – 28 July 1946) was an Indian religious sister and educator. She was the first woman of Indian origin to be canonised as a saint by the Catholic Church[1], and the first canonised saint of the Syro-Malabar Church, an Eastern Catholic Church based in Kerala. Her actual feast day is observed on 28 July.

 

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