Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes


Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
No.17, Paper Mills Road,
Chennai – 600 011.
Tel 044 -26 70 11 00 / 21 00 / 22 24


E-mail – lshrine@xlweb.com

Brief History:

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Perambur, Chennai is a replica of the Basilica at Lourdes in France with its majestic appearance and high pinnacles. For the past one hundred years, this Shrine has attracted pilgrims. People who visit this Shrine are filled with the peace and Joy of Christ. The nucleus of this Marian Shrine took shape in 1880 AD. In 1903 AD it was made a parish due to the growing Catholic population. The first Parish Priest was Rev Fr O’Carrol Due to the blessings of Mother Mary, the following nine parishes were carved out of this mother parish – Basin Bridge, Mary Help of Christians, Vyasarpadi, Our Lady of Consolation, Ayanavaram, Don Bosco Shrine, Peravallur, Risen Christ Church, Sastri Nagar, Our Lady of Health, Erukkencherry, St Joseph’s Church, Srinivasa Nagar, Sacred Heart Church, Madumanagar, St Theresa’s Church, Nammalwapet, Sagaya Annai Church. On 8th September 2005 the present Archbishop His Grace, Most Rev Dr AM Chinnappa SDB DD Ph D issued a decree elevating this Parish as a Shrine of the Archdiocese.

Mass Timings:

Sunday Mass – Timings/Language: 6.00 am & 9.00 am – English 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 8.45 am & 6.00 pm ? Tamil