|Bl. Mariam Thresia Chiramel|
The saints of the Maronites have indeed stuck out rather prominently in my investigations into the world of Eastern Catholicism especially, but I cannot help but marvel at the massive amount of blesseds, venerables, and servants of God that are found within the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
Most famous of these is St. Alphonsa Muttathupadathu, a Franciscan nun of the Syro-Malabar Church whose life of intense suffering and self-denial is quite something to read. The miracles attributed to her intercession seem to be without number.
|Bl. Kuriakose Elias Chavara|
|Servant of God Thomas Poothathil|
For me, the study of these saints and other holy men and women of the second largest Eastern Catholic communion is a fascinating one. To be sure, all of these saintly figures are exemplars of the life of virtue and holiness, especially in a region so wrought with poverty, corruption, and violence. To study the lives of these gems of the Eastern Catholic world is to be highly recommended.
1 - Vatican.va, "Bl. Euphrasia of the Sacred Heart of Jesus", found here.