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Our Lady of Vailankanni

Our lady of Good Health, popularly called as “Our Lady of Vailankanni” is in the small town of Vailankanni located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.  It is located 150 miles south of Madras in Tamil Nadu and 5 miles South of Nagapattinam.  Our Lady chose this place to dispense her miracles of mankind.  A strong oral tradition attests to Our Lady’s apparitions at Vailankanni (Velankanni).  The tradition is built around the following three significant events:

Sometime during the sixteenth century, Our Lady with her infant son appeared to a Hindu boy carrying milk to a customer’s home.  While he rested under a Banyan tree near a tank (pond), Our Lady appeared to him and asked for milk for her Son and the boy gave her some.  On reaching the customer’s home, the boy apologized for his lateness and the reduced amount of milk by relating the incident that occurred on his way.  On inspection, the man found the milk pot to be full and realized that something miraculous had happened.  That man, also a Hindu, wanting to see the place where the apparition occurred, accompanied the boy.  When they reached the tank, Our Lady appeared once again.  On learning that it was Our Lady who appeared to the boy, the residents of the local Catholic community became ecstatic.  The tank where the apparition took place is called “Matha Kulam” or Our Lady’s tank.  Some years later Our Lady appeared again.  This time to a crippled boy who was selling buttermilk near a public square on the outskirts of the same village of Vailankanni.  She asked him for buttermilk for her infant Son and the boy complied.  Our Lady asked the boy to inform a certain wealthy Catholic man in the nearby town of Nagapattinam of her appearance.  Not realizing that his crippled leg was miraculously cured by Our Lady, the boy rose up and began his journey.  The man also had a vision the previous night in which Our Lady asked him to build a chapel for her.  Together, the man and the boy returned to the site of the miracle.  This time, Our Lady appeared to both. The man erected a thatched chapel for Our Lady at the site of Her second appearance.  This chapel became a holy place of veneration to Our Blessed Mother and She was called henceforth, Mother of Good Health (‘Arokia Matha’)

 

Family ID Head of the family
10-0172 EDDY GODINHO
10-0173 SEBASTIAN FERNANDES
10-0174 JOAQUIM RODRIGUES
10-0175 AUGUSTINE S. DIAS
10-0177 JASMIN BHAVSAR
10-0179 SHEELA M. ROSE
10-0182 PAUL FERNANDES
10-0184 MARSHAL TAURO
10-0185 PETER D'SOUZA
10-0186 FLORENCE DIAS
10-0187 COSSES SEQUEIRA
10-0188 BAPTIST MENDONCA
10-0189 LAWRENCE D. PEREIRA
10-0190 VICTOR  D'SOUZA
10-0191 GABRIEL D'MELLO
10-0192 SEBASTIAN CARDOZ
10-0194 JAYAMALA MARY CHETTIAR
10-0195 HELEN MATHIAS
10-0196 PHILOMINA F. NORONHA
10-0198 STANLEY D'SOUZA
10-0218 TOLSTOY LAZARUS
10-0226 GILBERT MENDONCA
10-0227 MALCOLM JOHNSON
10-0232 PRABHUDUTT ROCHE
10-0242 ALFRED SEQUEIRA
10-0249 VINOD S. VINCENT
10-0262 CUSTODIO N. GODINHO
10-0333 JOHN NAZARETH
10-0336 THAMPI PARACKAL
10-0337 GORDON PRICE
10-0341 MARRY D'SOUZA
10-0344 GEORGE BUTHELLO
10-0346 JOHN CRASTA
10-0356 RONNY JOHN D'SOUZA
10-0362 DENZIL P. PICARDO
10-0364 PAUL JOSEPH
10-0421 RONALD LOBO
10-0422 MAGGIE PEREIRA
10-0426 MARCHLINE D'SOUZA
10-0431 MARCELINE PEREIRA
10-0435 TROY IGNATIUS RODRIGUES
10-0443 RODGES TITUS GOMES
10-0444 NICHOLAS GOMES
10-0450 ANTHONY VICTOR FERNANDES
10-0462 MARK MATHIAS
10-0467 BAZIL NAYAGAM
10-0474 RICHARD MONTEIRO
10-0477 SYLVESTER GOMES
10-0500 MELWIN D'SOUZA
10-0503 JANET MENEZES
10-0526 GRACY D'SOUZA
10-0529 ANTHONY C. CORREIA
10-0530 PRAKASH SANTHMAYOR
10-0531 CECELIA D'SOUZA
10-0537 FRANCIS BARETTO
10-0543 PRAKASH SANTHMAYOR
10-0546 TONY RODRIGUES
10-0550 ROLPHI CARDOZA
10-0553 VENDETTA SHEKREY
10-0554 ANTHONY CORREIA
10-0564 RONALD CORREA
10-0574 ROY ANTHONY  RIBEIRO
10-0578 WILLIAM MIRANDA
10-0582 VALERIAN D'SOUZA
10-0598 GODFREY CORDA
10-0600 GEORGE D'SILVA
10-0620 REMEDIOS FERNANDES
10-0626 GILBERT CASTELINO
10-0639 TERESA MARTIN
10-0644 HILARY NAZARETH
10-0658 ROLSTON BARNES
10-0663 SYLVIA D'SOUZA
10-0689 FRANCIS TRAVASSO
10-0693 MARIA FERNANDES
10-0694 ROBERT D'SYLVA
10-0695 OLIVER RODRIGUES
   

 

 
     
 
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