When the school ended in 1920, it was time to move to the home of her Aunt Anna Murican, as assigned by her mother. Anna receives many marriage proposals. But she had this feeling in her heart that she wanted to be the bride of Christ and wanted to do good for the people. Anna joined the Franciscan Clarist, a 3rd St. Louis Order congregation. She died on July 28, 1946, at the young age of 35, after serious health problems. In the 1990s, a postage stamp was published in memory of Alphonsa by K Karunakaran, a former Kerala state minister. In case you want to look at Indian Stamp and miniature sheets then you can visit our site Philacy.
16-11-2008: Canonization of St. Alphonsa Muttathupadathu Indian Stamp
Saint Alphonsa was at birth known as Anna Mutthupadathu. She was a teacher by a nun’s profession. She was the first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint after decades of scrutiny by the congregation. She was also the first saint of the Syro-Malabar Church. Alphonsa was born as Anna Mutthupadathu on August 19th, 1910 at Kudamaloor near Kottayam in a Malankara family. Her parents nicknamed her Annakutty. After the death of Alphonsa’s mother, she was raised by her aunt. Anna’s great-grandfather, Joseph Muthupadathu, taught her. Anna had developed eczema at the age of three, and she had been suffering for a year. In 1916, Anna started school, and he received his first communion on November 27, 1917.