The Kalvari is located in the Komarasankulam, Vavuniya District, Northern Province. The Kalvari of Vavuniya is a famous shrine for the Northern Christians. Especially during the Lent season pilgrims from all over the country climb up the hill to conduct their rituals and to participate in the Way of the Cross. There are fifteen life size statues which express the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the place is where pilgrims can experience a good spiritual surrounding. In 2014, eight statues out of fifteen were destroyed by some unwanted people but now those all were rebuilt and maintained well. Many pilgrims visit Kalvari of Vavuniya to full fill their spiritual thirsty. The place is easy to access and many pilgrims travel as assemblage.View Details
St. Mary’s church of Jaffna is located in the main city of Jaffna District, Northern Province. It’s very near to reach from A9 highway.The St. Mary’s cathedral is owed to the Roman Catholic mission and the St. Mary’s church is the cathedral church of the Jaffna diocese. The church is the head of all churches in the Jaffna diocese. As the name refers, it’s mainly dedicated to ‘our lady of concencio’. The St. Mary’s cathedral is the more spacious and large cathedral when compare to the rest cathedrals of the Island. During the colonial era the church was made using clay and in 1789 foundation for a stone building was laid. The foundation for the present church was laid on 1938 only. The church underwent for many changes for every reconstructions and renewals. During the Silver Jubilee year (2007) of the cathedral, a Blessed Sacrament chapel was built and opened for the public worship. Many visit the church especially for its architectural design and admiring size. The visitors can make a quick visit to the nearby official resident of Bishop to meet the priests.View Details
The St. Lucia's cathedral church is located in the Colombo District, Kotahena. Kotahena [Colombo 13] is home for many famous places of worship.The church is allocated to St. Lucy and home for the archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo city. The church is exactly copied the architectural style of St. Peter’s Basilica church in the Vatican. The church has a capacity to accommodate 6000 people in its nave (central part of the church). Originally the church was built in 1760 as a small hut under Dutch period. The present structure was completed only in 1902. The St. Lucia’s cathedral is considered as the oldest and larger parish cathedral of the country. Feast of St. Lucy is celebrated every December 13th and she was considered as the protector against eye trouble. The front part was decorated with seven statues and the church consists of many architectural statues. The unique statue of Our Lady of Kotahena is more special in it. Many devotes visit the church as well as others visit to adore the architectural effect of the church. Many famous schools and other religious venues are available around the Church.View Details
The holy place of Our Lady of Madhu is a Roman Catholic Marian shrine in Mannar district of Sri Lanka. With a record of over 400 years, this shrine acts as a middle for pilgrimage and worship for SriLankan Catholics. The place is considered as the holiest Catholic church in the island and is a famous place of devotion for both Tamil and Sinhalese Catholics. A former Pattini-Kannaki shrine, the church has been a sign of unity not just between Tamils and Sinhalese, but also along with people of different religions.
Including Buddhists, Hindus and Protestants. Attendance for the August festival at period touched close to a million people before the outbreak of the Sri Lankan Civil War. It was shelled a number of times.
The Dutch invasion and the persecution of the Catholic Church in 1670, led to 20 Catholic families from Mantai, along with the statue of Mary in that church to a safer Madhu. About the similar time another 700 Catholics migrated from Jaffna into Wanni forests. At what time these two communities met in Madhu they installed a new shrine with the statue. In the year 1870 the new Bishop approved an annual festival to be celebrated on 2 July. But in latest years the August 15th celebration draws the largest crowds because it is one of the most hallowed days for Catholics celebrating the day of assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into paradise and also because the school holidays facilitate whole families to make the tour.