St Alphonsa was born in Kudamallor, Kerala , India. She was the first person of Indian Orgin to be Canonized as a Saint by the Catholic Church. She had a very difficult and suffering Childhood days. She Joined the Franciscan Congregation and made her permanent vows in 1936. Hundreds of miraculous healings are claimed for her interventions. On 12 October 2008 Pope Benedict XVI announced her Canonization at St Peter’s Square. Pray for her intercession and be blessed.
Oh, Saint Alphonsa, you have been graciously chosen from our midst to be united with Jesus Christ, our savior, in the misery of his passion, death and resurrection. You have grown to the heights of holiness and have been crowned with heavenly glory.
Help us in our trials and tribulations. Oh! Daughter of sufferings, obtain for us the grace to lead a holy life, following your example, in total submission to the will of God. Be with us, transforming all our sorrows into a holy sacrifice in union with Christ Crucified, in reparation to our sins, for the sanctification and salvation of the whole world.