History of Lady of Snow Church in Thoothukudi
Lady of Snow Church History
The Lady of Snow Church is recently celebrated her 436th Anniversary in 2018.
Lady of snow church is one of the world’s oldest church for Virgin Marry.
Lady of snow church was constructed in 16th century by St.Peter and Jesuits.
Pope John Paul II was promoted the Lady of snow church status of Basilica Via Apostolic letter Pervenute illa Beatissimae Genitricis Effigies.
Lady of Snow Status’s History
Lady of Snow Statue was one of the three works of religious art originally from Ferdinand Magellan from Philippines, Santo Ninode Cebu and Manapat altar Crucifix.
Lady of Snow Church Feast Celebrations
In the every year’s month of Auguest for Lady of snow Thoothukudi people celebrates “Feast” for 10 days.
10th day is the grand day for the feast in that day all costs and religions peoples gather in the Lady of Snow Church to celebrate her feast day. In every year an exhibition will conduct by the Feast commity peoples. In that lots of entertainments will accomodate for children and adults. This feast is a symbol of unity in our Thoothukudi district.
Lady of Snow Church’s Golden car
In Lady of Snow Church’s feast every 12 years once a well docorated Golden car will carry our Lady of Snow Statue to show our gratitude.
Lady of Snow’s Golden car was first around thoothukudi town on 02/02/1806.
With to the presence of Lady of Snow Church in Thoothukudi Town, Thoothukudi citizens feel honored.