“Palayur is one of the oldest Christian centers in India. It can claim to have had continuous Christian presence for 2,000 years,” says the 75-year-old professor emeritus
Published: 7:15 pm, January 1, 2014 Story By: Jose Kavi
Palayur: Omana Pulikoottil is certain of one thing: No matter what, she will never leave Palayur, her sleepy village in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
After all, Palayur is closely associated with a saint she believes has seen her through the trials and hardships of life. She credits St. Thomas the Apostle with helping her not only to rear her two sons, but also to look after her late husband’s ailing parents, especially in the 24 years since he died of kidney failure.