Devasahayam Pillai

Devasahayam Pillai 1st Indian layman to be canonised

A decade after he was declared blessed, Devasahayam Pillai was conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at the Vatican around 2.30pm on Sunday.

published on : 16th May 2022

Canonisation of Devasahayam Pillai on Sunday

 The canonisation of Devasahayam Pillai, the first Indian layman to be conferred sainthood, will be held at the Vatican on Sunday.

published on : 15th May 2022

TN’s Devasahayam Pillai to become India’s first layman Saint

Nilakandan went on to learn Tamil and Malayalam, and landed a job at the Travancore Kingdom palace.

published on : 15th May 2022

Canonisation of Devasahayam Pillai to be held in Vatican in May 2022

The canonisation of Blessed Lazarus, popularly known as Devasahayam Pillai who was a Catholic for just seven years, will be held at the Vatican on May 15, 2022.

published on : 11th November 2021

First Indian layman Devasahayam Pillai to be conferred sainthood

Devasahayam Pillai, a Hindu converted to Christianity in the 18th century, will become the first Indian layman to be conferred sainthood.

published on : 10th November 2021