Mar Gregorios was being brought to Mazhuvannur Church
from Karingachira Church on a palanquin by the people.
They were passing through Njariyamkuzhy, a paddy field
on the northern side of Kolencherry Church. Paddy was
almost ripe and getting ready for reaping. Thirumeni,
who was interested in agriculture asked: how is
the crop my, children? They told Thirumeni that
this year the crop was very bad because of the weeds and
locusts. Thirumeni said that it was because they did not
A sample paddy crop was brought to Thirumeni, and it was
seen that there was no grain inside it. Thirumeni got
down from the palanquine, and holding the cross in his
hands prayed with tears in this eyes. He told those people
to undertake fasting and prayer for three days and then
to come to the Church. Let us pray, the weeds and
locusts will disappear he said. Everyone did as
Thirumeni commanded. Thirumeni celebrated the Eucharist
and prayed to God. Surprisingly when the harvest came,
the crop was plentiful!
In other case, Thirumeni was going to Karakkal Church
from kattappuram Church on a palanquin. It was the time
of the festival at Peringara Temple and the statue of
the deity was being taken a top an elephant in a procession.
A large number of people were accompanying the elephant.
Thirumeni was waiting at the back, and could not proceed
because they did not give way for the palanquin to move.
Some people looked at Thirumeni with contempt. They were
not in a mood to give way to Thirumeni. Thirumeni was
very unhappy because of the rude behaviour of the people.
Then all of a sudden the elephant stopped moving and everyone
was looking at it. The mahouts tried every art to make
the elephant move forward, but failed. At that time a
man who knew Thirumeni came forward and asked people to
give way to Thirumeni to proceed. As Thirumeni passed
by, and reached the front, then lo! The elephant began
to move forward again!
May the life of Parumala Thirumeni be an inspiration for
all of us.
Let us ask him to intercede for us. May his prayers be
a stronghold for us.