St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception
Patron: against illness
Beatified: 8 February 1986, Kottayam by Pope John Paul II
Canonized: 12 October 2008, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI
Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception was a Catholic Franciscan Religious Sister who is now honored as a saint, the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church of the Saint Thomas Christian community.
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