Chronology of St. Alphonsa

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DATE

EVENT

 

1910 Aug 19

Birth in Kudamaloor a rural village near Kottayam to Joseph and Mary Muttathupadathu

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1910 Aug 27

Baptism (St. Mary’s church Kudamalur)
Anna's mother died when she was very young, so her maternal aunt raised her 

 

1916 -1919

Primary School  Education (Class 1 – 3) at Govt. L. P. School Thonnankuzhy, Arpookkara

 

1917 Nov 27

First Holy Communion  (St. Mary’s church Kudamalur)

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1920-1925

Middle School Education(Class 4 – 6), Muttuchira  Govt. School

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1923

Anna was badly burned on her feet when she fell into a pit of burning chaff. This accident left her permanently disabled

 

1925 Jan 21

Confirmation (Holy Cross church, Muttuchira)

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1927

She arrived at the Poor Clares  convent at Bharananganam  on  Pentecost

 

1927 May 27

 (Class 7th)  At Bharananganam School as Aspirant  

 

1928 Aug 2

Receiving Postulant’s veil & Taking the name ‘Alphonsa’

 

1929

Passing Public Examination in Class VII (Bharananganam)

 

1929 – 1931

Higher Education in St. Theresa’s Vernacular High School, Vazhappally, Changanacherry

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1930 May 19

Vestition (St. Mary’s church Bharananganam)

 

1930

Foster mother died

 

1932-1933

Teacher (St. Paul’s L. P. School Vakakad)

 

1935-1936

Canonical Novitiate (F. C. Convent Changanacherry)

 

1936 Aug 12

Final Profession

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1936

She was miraculously cured from her ailments through the intervention of  Saint Therese of Lisieux and Blessed  Kuriakose Elias Chavara

 

1939

She was struck by a severe attack of double –pneumonia on June 14, which left her weakened

 

1940 Oct 18

Encounter with Thief

 

1941 Sep 30

Miraculous Cure (Regaining of Reading ability)

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1946 Jul 28

Called to Eternity

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1946 Jul 29

Funeral in the chapel connected with the cemetery of Saint Mary’s church, Bharananganam,  which has become an important place of pilgrimage

 

1953 Dec 2

Diocesan Tribunal for Beatification - ( Inauguration)

 

1957 Apr 13

Exhumation of Body Identification

 

1980-1981

Apostolic Tribunal for Beatification

 

1984 Nov 9

Declared Venerable’

 

1985 Aug 13

Second Opening of the Tomb

 

1986 Feb 8

Declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II

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1986 Jul 28

First Celebration of the Feast

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1996 Jul 19

Indian Postal Department released a stamp as an honour to Sister Alphonsa on her 50th Death Anniversary

 

1999 May 11

"miraculous" cure of Ginil Shaji, a young boy suffering from clubfoot

 

2002 Feb 26

2nd Apostolic Tribunal for the Investigation of the Miracle (for Canonization)

 

2007 Jun 1

Final Approval of the Miracle  by The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI

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2008 Oct 12

Canonization at ROME by H. H. Benedict XVI (The First Indian Woman Saint)

 

2008 Nov 9

Celebration of the Canonization of St. Alphonsa at Bharananganam, the chief guest being Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, our esteemed former president of India

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2008 Nov 16

Govt of India hounors the first Indian woman saint by releasing a postal stamp worth Rs. 5/-

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2010 Aug 12

 Visit of Smt Patibha Patil, the President of India, in connection with Birth centenary celebrations.

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2010 Aug. 23

 Birth Centennary of St. Alphonsa is celebrated at Bharananganam with release of commemorative coins of Rs. 100/-and circulation coins worth Rs. 5/-  by Sri. Pranab Mukherjee, the Finance Minister.

 

 

Feast Day of St. Alphonsa

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