Our Lady of Vailankanni

Meandering through the Crypt Church under the Shrine, I was thinking a lot on my friends Grunt and Shalini. One little chapel in particular really brought Shalini to mind– the Chapel for Our Lady of Vailankanni.

Standing just outside the chapel of Our Lady of Vailankanni


Our Lady of Vailankanni, and some very fragrant flowers

On the west wall of the chapel, Ave Maria!


On the east side of the chapel, were this carving and the next


The next three pics are of the bronze plaque that tells the story.

On the kneelers in the chapel, the following prayer was posted:

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About zmalfoy

Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.

4 thoughts on “Our Lady of Vailankanni

  1. Oh! Thank you for this, Z! It’s a very beautiful church. All these churches consecrated to Our Lady always have a pond or a fountain in my country.


      • In the shrine, there is a fountain the chapel of Our Lady Queen of Ireland. . . It’s a beautiful statue of Mary and Jesus sitting on Giant’s Causeway. . . water pooling around the base. . . And, of course, the chapel “grotto” for Our Lady of Lourdes has a small fountain. . .


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