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Feastday: July 28
Patron against illness
Birth: 1910
Death: 1946
Beatified By: 8 February 1986, Kottayam by Pope John Paul II
Canonized By: 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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