» 08/27/2007, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Praying at Our Lady of Tewatte to heal sick people and a sick nation
On the National Day of the Sick, about 500,000 pilgrims gather in the famous basilica from around the country. Everyone prayed for their own physical well-being but also to heal the country from war, corruption and human rights violations.
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For Card Ranjith, the greatest gift received is the blessed Mother of Lourdes (video)
The archbishop of Colombo led the ceremony celebrating the centennial of the first church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes in the country. Since 1948, the Virgin protects the country as Our Lady of Lanka. About 3,000 people attended the Mass and the procession with Our Lady’s statue. Pope Francis sent a message.
05/03/2007 SRI LANKA
Thousands of Tamil and Sinhalese youth recite Rosary for peace
The 60th National Day of the Child is celebrated at Tewatte’s National Basilica; youths from all over the archdiocese of Colombo pray to Our Lady to bring peace, “true peace, the one children have never known.” For Archbishop Gomis, it is an opportunity “to pray as one family.”
05/01/2009 SRI LANKA
People come for Mary’s blessing on their children and job, says Colombo archbishop
A traditional ceremony takes place at the start of the year at the Tewatta’s national shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lanka. People of all ages, Catholics and Buddhists alike, come to have their job and the tools they use to earn a living blessed.
23/02/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankans on a pilgrimage to Our Lady against abuse in the family and at work
A group of 45 women from the Archdiocese of Colombo took part in a retreat at the Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka in Tewatte. Their day was divided between the Via Crucis, the recitation of the Rosary and Mass.
08/09/2016 18:29:00 SRI LANKA
Tewatte: celebrating the Nativity of Mary, "our guide in sufferings"
The faithful filled the shrine from the early hours of the morning. Mass followed the rosary, litanies and novena. In his homily, Fr Priyadharshana mentioned that "we have to ask Our Lady to give us the strength to bear our crosses as she did, without rejecting them."
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