St. Alphonsa Jewelry and Collectables
Alphonsa (1910-19461), formerly Anna, was raised by her aunt and joined a convent after a vision from St. Theresa of Liseux. During her life she was afflicted by a variety of illnesses, including eczema and partial paralysis due to severe foot burns from falling into a fire. In addition, St. Alphonsa contracted many severe illnessed and diseases as an adult. Saint Alphonsa endured and learned to embrace suffering. She was venerated as the first woman of Indian origin to be named a Catholic saint.
Feast Day: July 28
Patronage: Feet problems, Against illness