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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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HOMILY by  Fr Lawrence
Date: 23 Jun 2019
HOMLIY FR LAWRENCE by  Fr Lawrence
Date: 16 Jun 2019
Homily by Fr Sunil 9th June 2019 by  Guest
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Daily Readings
 June 27 2019
16:1-12, 15-16
Thought of the day
    June 27 2019 Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 374 Reading 1 GN 16:1-12, 15-16 Abram's wife Sarai had borne him no children. She had, however, an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram: "The LORD has kept me from bearing children. Have intercourse, then, with my maid; perhaps I shall have sons through her." Abram heeded Sarai's request. Thus, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, his wife Sarai took her maid, Hagar the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his concubine. He had intercourse with her, and she became pregnant. When she became aware of her pregnancy, she looked on her mistress with disdain. So Sarai said to Abram: "You are responsible for this outrage against me. I myself gave my maid to your embrace; but ever since she became aware of her pregnancy, she has been looking on me with disdain. May the LORD decide between you and me!" Abram told Sarai: "Your maid is in your power. Do to her whatever you please." Sarai then abused her so much that Hagar ran away from her. The LORD's messenger found her by a spring in the wilderness, the spring on the road to Shur, and he asked, "Hagar, maid of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress, Sarai." But the LORD's messenger told her: "Go back to your mistress and submit to her abusive treatment. I will make your descendants so numerous," added the LORD's messenger, "that they will be too many to count. Besides," the LORD's messenger said to her: "You are now pregnant and shall bear a son; you shall name him Ishmael, For the LORD has heard you, God has answered you. This one shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; In opposition to all his kin shall he encamp." Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram named the son whom Hagar bore him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. Or GN 16:6B-12, 15-16 Abram told Sarai: "Your maid is in your power. Do to her whatever you please." Sarai then abused her so much that Hagar ran away from her. The LORD's messenger found her by a spring in the wilderness, the spring on the road to Shur, and he asked, "Hagar, maid of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress, Sarai." But the LORD's messenger told her: "Go back to your mistress and submit to her abusive treatment. I will make your descendants so numerous," added the LORD's messenger, "that they will be too many to count. Besides," the LORD's messenger said to her: "You are now pregnant and shall bear a son; you shall name him Ishmael, For the LORD has heard you, God has answered you. This one shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; In opposition to all his kin shall he encamp." Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram named the son whom Hagar bore him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. Responsorial Psalm PS 106:1B-2, 3-4A, 4B-5 R. (1b) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. Who can tell the mighty deeds of the LORD, or proclaim all his praises? R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Blessed are they who observe what is right, who do always what is just. Remember us, O LORD, as you favor your people. R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Visit me with your saving help, that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, rejoice in the joy of your people, and glory with your inheritance. R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Alleluia JN 14:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him and we will come to him. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 7:21-29 Jesus said to his disciples: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.' "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined." When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
     
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