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:
Wonderful, Zophiel. Thank you!
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.
Err…I think that’s the case in most places I guess.
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. . .