St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception

Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception is a very special saint. She is the first person of Indian origin to be recognized as a saint and is the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and Eastern Catholic Church (this means she was not part of the Latin Rite).

She was born Anna Muttathupadathu on August 19, 1910 in Arpookara, a village within Kerala, India.

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