Msgr.Reynold purackal also known as alappuzhayude valyachan, was born on December 28 1910 at Chethy in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala. The entire fifty golden years of his priesthood was spent within the four walls of St.Antony's Orphanage Alappuzha, He devoted his life for grooming the lives of hundrdes of boys from destitute families. Boys brought up by him over the years occupy places of importance in the five continents of the world. They occupy high office in Vatican , Embassies and Consulates in cities around the globe. Among them there are a bishop and about fifty priests. Msgr.Reynold was a exemplary priest who radiated Christ 's Love in his enire life. As bishop Joseph Fernandez of Quilon remarked in the funeral sermon ::"Monsignor Reynolds who in his life time was thought by many as a saint will now be a saint even more powerful".
It is in the context of such constant prayers and requests from a large number of people that the Church declared him as a SERVANT OF GOD on 28th December 2010