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Some 200,000 people celebrate centennial of Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in Odisha
The shrine opened on 11 February 1917 on the initiative of the local population that survived an outbreak of cholera and smallpox in 1866. The Missionaries of St Francis de Sales d’Annecy were the first to bring relief. The faithful give thanks for miraculous healings.
Kerala's Our Lady of Ransom becomes a National Pilgrim Centre
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.
Thousands of Christians and Muslims attend the funeral of Fr Roda who was killed while praying
During the ceremony officiated by 6 bishops and 65 priests Father Roda’s kindness was remembered. Killed by allegedly pro-al-Qaeda militants, he was committed to justice and inter-faith dialogue.
Pope renews act consecration to Our Lady of Fatima
The three "realities" seen "by looking to Mary ." "God surprises us, God asks us to be faithful, God is our strength." "Do I really let God into my life ? How do I respond to him ?" , “Am I a Christian by fits and starts, or am I a Christian full-time," in front of a "culture of provisional, of the relative" and, finally , do I know how to give " thanks , praise for what the Lord does" because" everything is His gift , He is our strength . "
29/08/2013 SRI LANKA
Christine Francisca's story, a life blessed by Our Lady of Tewatta
The woman started to go on pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Lanka when she was 27. Now she goes back every year for the Day of the Blessing of the Sick with the husband and children to thank the Virgin for her intercession during the difficult moments of her life.
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