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Melani Manel Perera
Tewatte: chapel and grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes open to the faithful (photos)
The inauguration ceremony took place on 3 February. The McLarens Group of Sri Lanka funded the construction. The new site includes a big stage for meetings, confessionals in the church, and a water stream around the building to symbolise purification (and healing).
12/08/2004 POPE - LOURDES - PAKISTAN
Christian and Muslim pilgrims in Mariamabad, Mary's city
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.
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.”
22/02/2016 19:38:00 SRI LANKA
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.
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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