Simple Saints Vs Massive Celebrations
India, Oct. 21 -- In my life time, canonization of four saints of the Syro-Malabar Church took place: St. Alphonsa, St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias, St. Euphresia and St. Mariam Thresia. Although all these saints are epitomes of simplicity, their raising to sainthood was accompanied by mega celebrations not only in the Vatican but also in the home State of Kerala. In the case of St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias and St. Euphresia two mega celebrations were organized one in Kochi and another in Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. I did not take part in any of these massive celebrations; but I came to know about the scale of the celebrations from the media reports. I have always questioned the relevance of mega celebrations to h...
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