Our Lady of VailankanniEd Donovan
More than 500 people from the Indian Catholic community and St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church visited The Miraculous Medal Shrine on Saturday, September 7, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni.
The colorful celebration included a procession with the statue of Our Lady of Vailankanni, a special prayer for the sick, the Miraculous Medal Novena, a Solemn High Mass, the Novena to Our Lady of Vailankanni, and the rosary, which was prayed in several languages.
The feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni, also known as Our Lady of Good Health, celebrates apparitions of and miracles by the Blessed Virgin Mary in the town of Velankanni, Tamil Nadu, India, in the 16th and 17th centuries.
High Mass was celebrated by Fr. Vinod Madathiparambil, pastor of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church and Fr. Michael J. Carroll, CM, director of The Miraculous Medal Shrine.