Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sister Alphonsa - now Saint Alphonsa!

Blessed Sister Alphonsa, of Kerala, India
Photos like this are available for download on this saintly woman, at BLESSED ALPHONSA, a website from the Vice Postulator Cause of Blessed Alphonsa, in Kerala, India.

By Jannet Walsh
Please visit this blog posting for a series of web links starting on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008. The Blessed Sister Alphonsa, of Kerala, India, a mystic, is soon to be named a saint on Oct. 12, 2008 at the Vatican. Find out about a woman that lived in obscurity, but followed in the path of the saints.

New saint's Florida connections - Click to view stories, photos and multimedia

1. Priest heads to Vatican for relative's Canonization Written by Anthony Violanti, Photos by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

2. Multimedia,"The Saint in The Family" Photos and audio by Jannet Walsh, Produced by Ed Foster Jr., for The Florida Catholic

3. Written story "The Saint in The Family" by Jannet Walsh, for The Florida Catholic

4. "BLOOD OF A SAINT - Priest draws inspiration from saintly relative" Written by Anthony Violanti, Photos and video by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

5. "Saintly Bloodlines of Saint Alphonsa", video by Jannet Walsh, narration by by Anthony Violanti, Star-Banner, View video from Saint Alphonsa blog.

By Jannet Walsh

6. "You should be a saint!" Find out what the Holy Father said to a seminarian, a relative of Saint Alphonsa, after the Oct. 12, 2008 canonization Mass at the Vatican. Learn more details about the holy event! Photos provided by Father George Maniangattu and Brother Jino John Muttathupadathu.

By Jannet Walsh

7. "Priest takes ministry on the road" Written by Anthony Violanti, Photo and video by Jannet Walsh, Star-Banner,

Reports from the Vatican and World

Read the Papal Homily at Canonization "The Ministry of Reconciliation Is a Ministry That Is Relevant" from

Report from Catholic News Agency

Associated Press Photo gallery from Vatican City

Associated Press story, "Pope creates 4 new saints, including Indian"

Details of the Oct. 12, 2008 canonization reported by the media of India.

Read the International Herald Tribune's canonization story

St. Alphonsa: The Life And Message of the Saint From India

Indian Cardinal taken ill at canonization


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see such a nice write-up about this. I work with Fr George at St Joseph of the Forest and at the VFW when he prays Mass there, and I find him to be a holy priest, absolutely devoted to his beliefs. He has told us that about 17 men in his family are priests and many more of the women in his family are nuns! I hope we can learn more about this family.

whitedogscot said...

Thanks for your comments! There will be more stories to come!

Anonymous said...

Thank God that someone like Jannet has let us know this great news. We have a saint graces just next to our door and we didn't know.
Juan Manuel Bohorquez