You can edit almost every page by Creating an account. Otherwise, see the FAQ.

Msgr. Reynolds Purackal

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki

Reynold Purackal
Reynolds Purackal
Catholic priest, Social Reformer
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Venerated inLatin Catholic Church

Reynolds Purackal (Malayalam: റെയ്‌നോൾഡ്‌സ് പുരയ്ക്കൽ (1910-1988)[1] was the first person to be declared as Servant of god from Kerala latin catholic church . He was declared as Servant of God on 28 December 2010 by Rt. Rev. Dr Stephen Athipozhiyil, the Bishop of Alleppey.[2]

Early Life[edit]

Reynolds Purackal was born on 28 December 1910 in Chethy, a village of Alappuzha in Kerala to Joseph Purackal and Mariyakutty. He had his early schooling from St. Ephraim School Mannanam. He have spend his 50 years of priesthood in St.Antonys Orphanage Alappuzha.[3] [4]


Reynolds Purackal contributions for the children of St.Antonys orphanage and the poor, reportedly irrespective of the caste, creed or colour, were considered by the Latin Catholic Church as heroic virtues when deciding upon initiation of his canonization process[5]. As the first step towards canonization, Reynolds Purackal was declared Servant of God by the Rt. Rev. Dr Stephen Athipozhiyil, the Bishop of Alleppey on 28 December 2010.[6]


Reynolds Purackal died on 14 October 1988 and was buried in Mount Carmel Cathedral Cemetery Chapel Alappuzha.[7]


  1. "Details of catholic saints".
  2. "Hindu News article: Reynolds Purackal declared as servant of god".
  3. Details about st.antonys orphanage
  4. Brief about reynolds
  5. History of Monsignor Reynolds
  6. Canonization details of Reynolds No.17
  7. Details of blessed and servant of god No.1.3

External links[edit]

This article "Msgr. Reynolds Purackal" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Msgr. Reynolds Purackal. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.