Msgr. Reynolds Purackal
|Catholic priest, Social Reformer|
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
|Venerated in||Latin Catholic Church|
Reynolds Purackal (Malayalam: റെയ്നോൾഡ്സ് പുരയ്ക്കൽ (1910-1988) 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.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
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. 
Canonization[edit | edit source]
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. 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.
Death[edit | edit source]
Reynolds Purackal died on 14 October 1988 and was buried in Mount Carmel Cathedral Cemetery Chapel Alappuzha.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Details of catholic saints". www.catholictime.com.
- "Hindu News article: Reynolds Purackal declared as servant of god". www.thehindu.com.
- Details about st.antonys orphanage
- Brief about reynolds
- History of Monsignor Reynolds
- Canonization details of Reynolds No.17
- Details of blessed and servant of god No.1.3
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- "Canonisation of Monsignor Reynold Purackal". YouTube.com.
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