Les panneaux à l'avant et à l'arrière sont décorés de broderies de qualité supérieure
Blessed Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, founder of the Congregation of
the Sisters of the Holy Family will be canonized in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 13. Pope Francis
formally approved her canonization on July 1 in the ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatican.
Blessed Mariam Thresia was born in Puthenchira, which is a remote village in Kerala.
She grew up in a poor family that had lost all its wealth paying the dowry of her seven aunts. She worked with families affected by drinking, immortality, and violence.
She was a social reformer and an absolutely remarkable personality.
She worked at a time when women were not allowed to go out of their homes.
Mother Thresia, who took the order with her three friends and took care of the poor and needy but she had to face a lot of objections by society.
In the beginning, a lot of people did not agree with her ideas, but Mother Thresia remained persistent in her approach towards her work.
The focus of her work were mainly poor families.