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.