"Let us also go with him and die with him"
My Lord! My God!
It is a well known historical fact that Christianity was first introduced into India by St Thomas. After the Death and Resurrection of Christ,
Thomas became acquainted with Habban, a merchant of king Gondophare of India.
Proclaiming As A National Shrine
This holy shrine was proclaimed as National Shrine on 8th January, 2010.
St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
St. Thomas Mount National Shrine is located very close to the International Airport, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The National Shrine comes under the Catholic Diocese of Chingleput, which is under the pastoral care of Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan. This shrine is dedicated to "Our Lady of Expectation" and was rebuilt in 1523 on top of the mount. The altar of this Shrine was built on the spot, where St.Thomas was martyred in 72 AD.
This Holy Shrine was proclaimed as National Shrine on 8th January, 2010 in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to India, the President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, 118 Bishops, 200 priests, 1,500 religious and 30000 people.
The basic needs of today's people are love and food. The love meal 'Anbunavu' was started on Sep 8th, 2009 to feed the poor and the pilgrims.
Being someone's first love may be great, but to be their last is beyond perfect.
Your droplets of blood may create an ocean of happiness. We organise blood donation camps every first Sundays of the month between 5pm and 7pm.
give blood, feel proud
to save life
Help to assist
on their journey
Supporting the seminary education of a young man who has received the call to the priesthood creates a ripple effect of God's grace that will continue far beyond the few years of seminary!
Subscribe to our Monthly E-Magazine
Get updates from the shrine or tell the world your joyful journey!