St.Alphonsa

The First Woman Saint of India

St.Alphonsa

I have love towards everyone. It is impossible for me to hate anyone.

St.Alphonsa

We should use words with diligence, even more than a miser who is stingy in spending money.

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First Woman Saint of India

I have completely abandoned myself to Jesus. Let Him do with me as He wills.

First Woman Saint of India

I have completely abandoned myself to Jesus. Let Him do with me as He wills.

FRANCISCAN CLARIST CONVENT, BHARANANGANAM

BHARANANGANAM which is 33 kilometers from Kottayam, the district headquarters of Bharananganam and the nearest railway station, is a small town located in the central part of the state of Kerala, in India. From the old Stone Age, people inhabited this place. They were followed by the Dravidians. By A.D. 5, Arya culture prevailed here.
Christians lived here from the very beginning of the 1st Century itself.

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About Our Church

In the year 1004, a church was built at Bharananganam, which exists today as 'Parelpally'. A huge and beautiful church was built here in the early decades of the 20th Century.

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History

The year 1930 is a historic one in the annals of the convent. On 19th May, 1930 Sr. Alphonsa received the religious habit of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation with seven other candidates in a solemn ceremony held at the St. Mary's Forane Church Bharananganam.
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To her heavenly abode

On 28th July, 1946, the saintly nun Sr. Alphonsa was called to eternity to receive her heavenly reward. The burial took place the following day on the 29th, at the cemetery chapel of the Bharananganam church in a very simple manner. As Rev. Fr. Romulus CMI, the Spiritual Director and Confessor of Sr. Alphonsa had prophesied in the funeral speech of Sr. Alphonsa, Bharananganam became a pilgrim centre. Her fame spread far and wide and people from different walks of life irrespective of caste, creed or religion flock to the tomb of St. Alphonsa at Bharananganam and receive many favours like the cure of various incurable diseases and ailments and also the cure of many deformities like club foot.

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The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" - a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).
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