More evidence of the massive popularity and effective witness of the new saint

Saint Alphonsa Inspires Young Women To Become Nuns
November 14, 2008

BHARANANGANAM, India (UCAN) — Women just entering the Franciscan Clarists and others confirming their life commitment say India’s first woman saint inspired them to join Religious life.

The story of Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception “motivated me to join a convent,” said Sister Helen, one of three Kenyan nuns who on Nov. 8 made their perpetual vows as full-fledged members of the saint’s congregation.

At the same function, 98 Indian novices also received their Religious habit, a sign of their provisional entry into the congregation. The ceremonies took place in Bharananganam, the village in Kerala state where the saint spent her final years, 2,650 kilometers south of New Delhi.

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