Pope Canonises Kerala Nun As Saint

Pope Francis canonised a nun from Kerala, Sister Mariam Thresia, and four others as Saints at a grand ceremony in Vatican City on Sunday.

Sister Thresia, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Thrissur, Kerala in May 1914, was raised to the highest position within the centuries-old institution during the ceremony at St Peter’s Square.

The nun from Kerala was canonised along with English Cardinal John Henry Newman, Swiss laywoman Marguerite Bays, Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes and Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini.

Sister Thresia was born on April 26, 1876 in Kerala’s Thrissur district. She died on June 8, 1926 at the age of 50.

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