His Holiness Pope Francis has declared to canonize Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel of India on 13 October 2019. Blessed Mariam Theresa Chiramel Mankidiyan was the Cofounder of the Congregation of the Holy Family under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of India. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan was born in Puthenchira in Thrissur District on 26 April 1876. She died at the age of fifty on 8 June 1926 at Kuzhikattussery in Thrissur District of India. The beatification process was opened in Irinjalakuda on 12 July 1982 after theCongregation for the Causes of Saints (C.C.S.). They titled her as a Servant of God and issued the official ‘nihil obstat’ (nothing against). She was declared Venerable on 28 June 1999. Sister Mariam Thresia was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 9 April 2000 in Saint Peter’s Square.

Mathew D. Pellissery whose  double healing was declared inexplicable in terms of medical science. It was approved by as many as nine doctors in India and Italy. Mathew who was born with congenital club-feet obtained healing whilel interceding to Sister Mariam Thresia with fasting and prayer. Then on, Mathew has been able to walk normally. Hence, this met the last canonical requirement for sisters beatification.

It was declared a miracle obtained through the intercession of Mariam Thresia by the C.C.S. and the Pope himself issued final approval on it on 27 January 2000. His Holiness Pope Francis has approved a second miracle attributed to her at the beginning of 2019 and she is to be canonized on 13 October 2019. There will be a mass in the Vatican. Blessed Mariam Thresia will be canonised along with John Henry Newman from England, Italian Josephine Vannini, Swiss Marguerite Bays and Brazilian Irm Dulce Pontes, was reported by the Vatican.


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