Sister Mariam Thresia to be canonized

After learning the wonderful news about Bl. Fulton Sheen, I saw we will also have St. John Henry Newman (as others have also mentioned) and St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan (1876-1926) and three other Saints. Sister Thresia was born in the Kerala state of India (Syro-Malabar Rite). She lived a deeply contemplative life since childhood, she was a stigmatic, and endured demonic attacks throughout her life. She lived also a spirit of service to the poorest of the poor similar to St. Teresa of Calcutta, and for that cause founded the Congregation of the Holy Family.

It’s been inspiring lately for me learning about the Church in south and east Asia, for some extraordinary Saints but also for the sincerity of whole communities, and I’m hoping we western Catholics might be more in touch with our whole Catholic family.

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This is great news, my best to those of the faith in India/Sri Lanka as well. May they benefit from her guidance, may all of us.

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