Catholicism

St. Lucia's Cathedral, Kotahena, Sri Lanka

St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 20 minutes St. Lucia’s Cathedral (Sinhala: කොටහේන ශාන්ත ලුසියා ආසන දෙව්මැදුර; Tamil: புனித லூசியா பேராலயம்) is a Roman Catholic church and the first cathedral in Ceylon under the Archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Situated at Kotahena to the north-east of Colombo, this magnificent edifice sprawls on 18,240 sq. feet of land, rises to a height of 150 feet, […]

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St. Anthony's Shrine Wahakotte

St. Anthony’s Shrine Wahakotte, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 16 minutes St. Anthony’s Shrine Wahakotte (Sinhala: වහකෝට්ටේ ශාන්ත අන්තෝනි සිද්ධස්ථානය; Tamil: புனித அந்தோனியார் கோயில், வககோட்டை) is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Kandy in Wahacotte. The church is located in Wahacotte, in the north of Matale District, Sri Lanka, about 32 km from Matale. Considered to be one of the most important pilgrim sites for

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Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Sri Lanka

Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara or Our Lady of Matara (Sinhala: මාතර අප ස්වාමිදුවගේ දේවස්ථානය) is a Roman Catholic church built in 1907 that tells us the famous story of the miraculous statue of Our Lady. Facing the southern seas, along this stretch of coast from Weligama to Dondra, is the shrine of

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St. Sebastian's National Shrine Kandana, Sri Lanka

St. Sebastian’s National Shrine Kandana, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 24 minutes St. Sebastian’s National Shrine Kandana (Sinhala: සාන්ත සෙබස්තියන් ජාතික සිද්ධස්ථානය කඳාන) has been consecrated as the first shrine dedicated to Saint Sebastian in Sri Lanka. St. Sebastian is undoubtedly one of the most eminent martyrs honoured and venerated by the Catholic Church. Devotees frequent the shrine in large numbers, invoking his mediation to obtain many spiritual

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Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka: Tewatta Church, Ragama

Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka: Tewatta Church, Ragama

Reading Time: 14 minutes Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka or Tewatta Church (Sinhala: ලංකා අප ස්වාමිදුවගේ බැසිලිකාව – තේවත්ත; Tamil: லங்கா மாதா பேராலயம்) is a Roman Catholic basilica in Tewatte, Ragama, Sri Lanka. It comes under the purview of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo and is a site of pilgrimage for Sri Lankan Catholics. This sacred church is home to the venerated statue of Our Lady of Lanka.

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Holy Cross National Shrine Marawila, Sri Lanka

Holy Cross National Shrine Marawila, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 11 minutes Holy Cross National Shrine Marawila (ශ්‍රී කුරුස ජාතික සිද්ධස්ථානය මාරවිල) where Christian and non-Christian devotees gather daily from every part of the country to seek blessings from Jesus who looks down on them from the cross even in agony, reminding us of the great sacrifice made to redeem the world of its sin. Marawila Holy

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St. Anne's Shrine Thalawila, Sri Lanka

St. Anne’s Shrine Thalawila, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 16 minutes St. Anne’s National Shrine Thalawila (Sinhala: සා. ආනා ජාතික සිද්ධස්ථානය – තලවිල; Tamil: புனித அன்னம்மாள் தேசிய யாத்திரை ஸ்தலம் – தலவில்ல) is a Roman Catholic shrine situated in Kalpitiya, western region of Puttalam District. It is considered one of the oldest and most visited Christian shrines in Sri Lanka. The church is dedicated to St. Anne, the grandmother

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Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu, Mannar, Sri Lanka

Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu, Mannar, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 13 minutes The Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu (Sinhala: මඩු දේවස්ථානය; Tamil: மடு மரியாள் ஆலயம்) is a Roman Catholic shrine in the Mannar district of Sri Lanka. Madhu Church has been a place of adoration for people of all faiths and walks of life as a center for pilgrimage and worship for Sri Lankan Catholics. Nestled amidst acres

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St. Anthony's Shrine Kochchikade, Colombo, Sri Lanka

St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 16 minutes St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade, Colombo (Sinhala: කොච්චිකඩේ ශාන්ත අන්තෝනි සිද්ධස්ථානය, Tamil: புனித அந்தோனியார் திருத்தலம்) is a sacred Roman Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Located in a bustling area of Colombo, Kochchikade, this miraculous shrine dates back to the 18th century and is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of sailors, fishermen,

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Church of Our Lady of Expectation, Pallansena Sri Lanka

Church of Our Lady of Expectation, Pallansena, Sri Lanka

Reading Time: 5 minutes Church of Our Lady of Expectation, Pallansena, Negombo (ගර්භවාස දේවමාතා දේවස්ථානය) is a “place for worship who is waiting for a baby.” This church is famous among locals and is dedicated to Our Lady of Expectation (Mother Mary). Devotees gathering in this place firmly believe that this church does miracles for those who offer prayers.

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