Discover the heritage of India’s Christianity
WELCOME TO THE SHRINE OF APOSTLE ST. THOMAS & OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH
Experience the Legacy of St. Thomas
This sacred shrine brings to life a historical Christian faith passed down by a direct disciple of Jesus Christ Himself!
Spend time in the Apostle’s cave, see the impressions of his hand and foot, and behold the legends of the bleeding cross and the perpetual spring!
Walk where St. Thomas walked… pray where he prayed… and encounter the rich legacy of the early church. It doesn’t get more historical than this!
Sites to Visit
Pilgrims from around the world are visiting us every day. These are some of their favorite spots:
St. Thomas Cave
The exact place where the Apostle stayed and prayed! His hand and foot impressions and a cross carved by him can still be seen.
Believed to have been created by St. Thomas, people still drink the spring’s water, believing it will heal their sicknesses.
A handcrafted cross believed to have been chiselled on stone by the Apostle himself!
The shrine and its neighborhood are always alive with events and activities animated by several ministries in our parish.
These include Anbiams, Annai Teresa Self Help Group, Ave Maria team, Catholikka Sangam, Cemetery committee, Christian workers movement, English Youth Group, Kanikai Madha Self Help Group, Kuzhandai Yesu Self Help Group, Lay preachers, Legion of Mary, Madha Sabai, Neocatechumenal Way, Prison ministry, Sahaya Annai Self Help Group, Simon Pethuru Self Help Group, Sirumalar Self-Help Group, St. Jude Self Help Group – Men, St. Thomas youth Association, Tamil Catechism teachers, Veronica Team, Vincent De Paul, and Zion Self-Help Group.
“For six years, I had been suffering with several warts on my hands. Early in January, 2022, the warts started bleeding and medication was of no avail.
One night, after the First Saturday devotion, my husband took the holy oil and prayed fervently for my healing. He anointed my hands with the holy oil. The following morning I stood before our Blessed Mother’s statue and pleaded with her to heal me. I remember crying and imploring our Blessed Mother that it would be embarrassing for me to wear a pair of gloves to cover the sores on my hands.
Three days later, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had been healed of all the warts without any medication. All Glory to God and thanks to the intercession of our Lady of Good Health!”
“In 2009, we had to move to Little Mount due to various circumstances. We needed school admission for my son and a house to live in. For the first time, we prayed at the Little Mount Shrine for these two intentions. Without any recommendations from anyone, we got admission for my son to the same school we wanted. We also found a house for rent in Srinagar Colony.
During the 2015 floods in Chennai, we lost most of our possessions. But, within a year, we managed to buy a new home and officially joined the Little Mount parish.
I can’t help but thank God for the many blessings we have received through the intercession of our Blessed Mother.”
“Since Apr 2021, I was struggling with an unbearable stomach ache. After my condition worsened, one day, I was admitted to the hospital also. Even after undergoing various treatments, I remained in constant pain and agony.
As I enjoy participating in our parish feast, especially the flag hoisting ceremony, I prayed that by the next feast, I should recover from my illness and be healthy enough to perform all the festival work at the church.
By 4th May 2022, my persistent stomach ache had disappeared entirely, and I was healed! I am thankful to God and my Blessed Mother. Ave Maria!”
“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,” – Isaiah 43:10
“In 2020, we were praying for our eldest son’s marriage. Our parish priest Fr. P.J. Lawrence Raj, advised us to pray at the newly constructed Stations of the Cross in the Holy Land.
Heeding his advice, we knelt on the 21 steps leading to the new chapel and prayed there for seven continuous weeks.
The Lord answered our prayers, and we celebrated our son’s wedding as grandly as the wedding at Cana in the Bible!”
A blind woman came from Calcutta accompanied by her people in 1993, and she washed her face with the water from the miraculous St. Thomas fountain. Her sight was immediately restored!
A lady working in the USA came for a visa for her children in June ’94 and visited our shrine. She had terrible pain in the heart, and her whole body was shivering.
As she entered the St. Thomas cave, she slipped and fell. She assumed she had injured her head and would die. But, as she got up, she realized that she was unhurt and all the pain in her body had disappeared!
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