Sacrament of the sick

Mariam Thresia stayed in the diocesan building at Chalakudy because the medical officer of the Government Hospital, Chalakudy, wanted her to reside nearby, so that he could inspect and attend on her seeing that she had a very serious festering wound on her leg.

Though she was treated carefully, her condition worsened and the case was declared fatal. Fr.Joseph Vithayathil gave her the sacraments of the sick and the viaticum of Holy church on June 7, 1926. Then she was taken back to the convent of Kuzhikkattussery in a bullock cart. The sisters and boarders of the convents of Thumboor and Trichur came and joined those of Kuzhikkattussery and assembled around her. Sorrow filled their hearts and tears welled up in their eyes. Sr. Gemma states: “Even in such acute sufferings and pains she did not forget to console me for the sad demise of my mother on May 26, of the same year.” She forgot her own woes seeing those of others.