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475th Annual Commemoration of Mannar Martyrs held

475th Annual Commemoration of Mannar Martyrs held

The 475th Annual commemoration of Mannar Martyrs was held at the Thottavely Martyrs Garden yesterday.

These martyr were persecuted and killed by King Sangiliyan for following Catholic Religion propagated by foreign missionaries.

The Bishop of Mannar Diocese,Rt.Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Fernando and the Vaican Representative for Sri Lanka Arch Bishop Dr. Peter Nian Vanret said a joint Holy Mass at the Martyr’s garden.

Action is being taken to canonize the martyrs who laid their lives in the year 1544 as per the tradition of the Catholic Church. A book was published in this regard.

Several people including Bishop emeritus of Trincomalee, Rt.Rev. Kinsley Swampillai , Vicar Generals of Dioceses, priests, and the public participated in this event.

475th Annual Commemoration of Mannar Martyrs


One thought on “475th Annual Commemoration of Mannar Martyrs held

  1. milroy martyn

    I LONG TO VISIT THIS SHRINE ONCE MORE. ONCE ON A VISIT TO OUR LADY OF MADHU CHURCH PROBABLY IN THE YEAR 1952 I WAS IN THE
    CHURCH OF THE MARTYRS SHRINE AND A MAN CARRYING A CANDLE WALKED ON HIS KNEES AND CRIED ALOUD FOR FORTY YEARS I COULD NOT WALK AND ON COMING TO THIS SHRINE I CAN NOW WALK
    AND HIS PLAINTIVE CRY STILL RINGS IN MY EARS HIS PROCLAMATION OF THE GREATNESS OF GOD THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE MARTYRS OF THIS SHRINE GOD BLESS US ALL

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