SR. ALPHONSA (1921-1983)

Sr. Alphonsa worked in various convents in Kerala.  She had her own views on religious life and often she had to face misunderstanding and criticism.  She was actually a simple person, ready for service.  She was constantly sick and that again brought her problems, because sickness in young people is generally misunderstood.  She took it I her stride however, and remained cheerful.  When she surprised everyone by dying a few years after her final profession, people regretted their harsh judgments.  She must have laughed in Heaven.

Thursday, April 5, 2018