Annai Velankanni Shrine – Besant nagar

Our Lady of Health
Annai Velankanni

Address:

Annai Velankanni Shrine
Besant Nagar
Elliots Beach Road,
Chennai – 600 090.
Email: info@vailankannishrinechennai.in
Website: www.vailankannishrinechennai.in

Brief History

In 1971, this Church was a substation of St Louis Church, Adyar.Fr PT Arulappa, the then Parish Priest, St Louis Church, Adyar and a great Missionary started Our Lady of Vailankanni Church under trying conditions.The Archbishop of Madras Mylapore, Most Rev Dr R Arulappa, erected it as a separate Parish in 1973. The imposing 97 feet belfry was declared open by the then Chief Minister Dr M Karunanidhi 27th August 1972. On 15th August 1985 a bigger Church was blessed and consecrated by Archbishop Most Rev Dr R Arulappa. By the efforts of Rev Fr PJ Lawrence Raj, several extensions and renovations were made to this Shrine. A beautiful community hall, stalls, Museum and class room blocks were constructed. In May 2000, nearly 8 grounds were purchased and a beautiful stage was erected and dedicated to Jubilee 2000. In 2001 a small Chapel for the blessed Sacrament was built. In 2002 a grotto depicting the miracles of Our Lady of Good Health was created. In 2003, Mother Mary’s Square and Reconciliation Chapel was constructed. From 2000 to 2003, 3 grounds were purchased in which the new Convent building stands. On 8th September 2005 this Church was decreed as a Shrine of the Archdiocese of Madras ‘ Mylapore by the Most Rev Dr AM Chinnappa SDB, Archbishop of Madras ‘ Mylapore.

Mass Timings
 Holy Mass
  •  Weekdays(Mon to Fri)
06:30 a.m. Tamil
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil
  •  First Friday
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in English
in the small Church
06:00 p.m. Adoration & Mass in Tamil
in the big Church
  •  Saturday
06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
11:00 a.m. Tamil
06:00 p.m. Tamil
  •  First Saturday
05:30 a.m. Tamil
06:30 a.m. Tamil
07:30 a.m. English
10:30 a.m. Tamil
12:00 noon Tamil
05:15 p.m. Tamil
  •  Sunday
04:00 a.m. Tamil (1st Sundays)
06:15 a.m. Tamil
07:45 a.m. English (for children)
07:45 a.m. English
09:00 a.m. Tamil (for children)
09:00 a.m. Tamil
10:30 a.m. Malayalam (2nd Sunday)
12:00 noon Tamil
05:30 p.m. Tamil
06:30 p.m. English

 

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40 Responses to “Annai Velankanni Shrine – Besant nagar”

  1. Suresh Michael

    Dear Mama Mary, I am looking for a life partner, please bless me  ..Thanks you

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  2. clamentraj

    mother mary i thank from my bottom of my heart….mother i wish i would become an Army officer mother please help to achieve to my goal please….my sis should perform her exams well….and she get married soon with a perfect life partner mom you have to send that person soon…my parents should live a healthier life and all their worries should be solved soon….their problems should solve with your help peacefully…..mom please help us protect us mother please help us to walk in the path which you would like us to follow….love you mom

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  3. jothicarline

    mother thank you so much for everything you have blessed me so much…mother please get rid of this prob PCOD and i should definitely cure from this and lead my normal life,become lean and mother please help me to perform my exams well and i should prove myself before those people who have discouraged me and to give my mother that happiness that she hes not yet fell….you know everything what i wish what i want please help me to achieve whatever i wish through right path….mother please help me mom please….

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  4. xavier

    Annai Velankanni Shrine
    Besant Nagar
    Elliots Beach Road,
    Chennai – 600 090.

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  5. Peter Fenandas

    Dear Father i need Vagakadal vasantham Audio songs in website

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  6. jerlin

    have lots of faith in Annai Velankanni.. Hope she answers my Prayers soon… Luv U ma…

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  7. Praveen Pereira

    want to know English mass timing  for Sunday 8th September

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  8. Jayanth

    Our Lady of Velankanni Pray for us. Today 23/08/2013 is my 1st year wedding anniversary, please Bless me and my wife annapoorni with good health and wealth now and forever. Thank you Mother Mary. We our Blessed with a baby let him/her be born with your gracious blessings. PRAY FOR US, 

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