St. Alphonsa, the First Woman Saint of India, was a wonderful saint who preferred an obscure life. But she ascended great heights of sanctity and disseminate the fragrance of her holiness to the world. Now she had become the golden light to enlighten the whole world. She is exalted and accredited with the halo of a saint and commemorative coins, stamps and websites spread her name to the four corners of the world. Mysterious are the ways of God!
Oh Lord Jesus, hide me in the Sacred wound of Your Heart. Free me from my evil desire to be loved and esteemed. Save me from the mean pursuit of honour and fame. Make me humble until I become very insignificant and a small spark in the furnace of the love of Your Divine Heart. Give me the grace to forget the world and everything in it, including myself. My Jesus, who is ineffable sweetness, transform all my worldly consolations into bitterness. Oh Jesus! Sun of Justice, with the divine rays of Thy Sacred fire of love, illumine my mind, enlighten my intellect, purify my heart, enkindle my love towards Thee, consume me in the fire of Your love, and thus unite me with You.