Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes opens | Daily News

Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes opens

Philanthropist Rohan de Silva receives a memento from Archbishop Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith. Picture by Joseph Pius, Wattala Special Corr.
Philanthropist Rohan de Silva receives a memento from Archbishop Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith. Picture by Joseph Pius, Wattala Special Corr.

Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel in Tewatte, Ragama, a replica of the chapel in Lourdes, France, was blessed and opened to the public by Malcolm, Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, recently.

After the special service, a candlelight procession leading to the grotto took place. This was followed by a blessing by the Archbishop.

The chapel and the building in the premises were designed and coordinated by Rev. Fr. Daniel Coonghe, Director of Supuwath Arana, Seeduwa, under the guidance of the Archbishop.

The project cost an estimated Rs. 50 million with the donation of Rohan de Silva, Chairman/Managing Director, McLarens Group. Rt. Rev. Dr. Nicholas Marcus Fernando and Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, Archbishops Emeritus, Rt. Rev. Dr. Maxwell Silva, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo, clergy from all parts of the Archdiocese and others were present.

 


 

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