Friday, 7 March 2008

Kanyakumari -St.XAVIER CHURCH (VIDEO) only this tourist place...


                                           KANYAKUMARI - a place for  LIVE...

St.Xavier an outstanding and dedicated priest visited the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.The church records show that the church was built in the year 1600 A.D.  In the year 1865, the Church was enlarged and the shrine of our lady was also renovated and vaulted over.  In 1930, the church was raised to the status of a Cathedral. 
                                              In 1942, in commemoration of the fourth centenary of the arrival of St.Xavier in India, a beautiful tower to the saint, a grotto to Out Blessed Mother and a small shrine to St.Ignatius who sent him to India were constructed in the Cathedral premises.  In 1955, the church was further extended and the chapel of Our Lady was incorporated into the enlarged church.

                                               The Church of St. Xavier enjoys a great fame as a place of miracles from early times.  The annual festival is celebrated during the month of November – December lasting for 10 days.

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