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Two New Saints for Kerala Community
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

Indian Saints

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish extends it’s congratulations to the Kerala Community living in Ashbourne as Pope Francis canonised  Reformist Catholic priest, Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and reclusive nun, Sister Euphrasia from Kerala on Sunday last during Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

Pope Francis praised their ‘creative’ commitment to helping the poor.  “They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbour,” he said.  With Chavara and Euphrasia’s canonisation,  the centuries-old Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala has three Saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa raised to the revered rank in 2008.

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