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Three U.S. Churches Named After New Saint

Rediff.com, Posted: Oct 11, 2008

Three churches in the United States were named after Sister Alphonsa even before her canonization by Pope Benedict XVI on October 12 in the Vatican, reports the web-based news service Rediff.com.

Sister Alphonsa lived in Bharanganam in Kottayam District in Kerala, India. Her mortal remains are buried there.

Parishioners at the Saint Alphonsa Church in San Fernando in Los Angeles claim that it is the first church to be named after her.

The church was started as a mission of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago in 2001. Sister Alphonsa was still in the blessed or beatified status and there was no indication when she would become a saint. Beatification is the last step before canonization.

Several people from the United States went to the Vatican to witness the ceremony.


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