Vailankanni Church, Nagapattinam
Vailankanni attracts more pilgrims than any other sacred shrine in India. Not only do multitudes of Catholic travel there throughout the year but many non-Christians visit as well.
Our lady of Good Health, popularly called "Our Lady of Vailankanni" is in the small town of Vailankanni (5000 residents) 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 to mankind.
Vailankanni is fondly known as the 'Lourdes of the East' because like Lourdes in France, millions of pilgrims Shrinevisit the Shrine throughout the year, praying to Our Lady for various needs and thanking her for the favors received through her intercession.
Very Rev. Fr. P. Xavier
Vailankanni 611 111
04365 : 263 530 (Father's personal)
04365 : 263 517 (Father's Fax)
04365 : 263 423 (Shrine Number)
Web : http://www.vailankannichurch.org/