Oct 29, 2009

India FDC on "Sacred Heart Church"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Sacred Heart Church

Date of issue : 19 June 2009

(The following information is from the website : http://www.sacredheartpondy.org/index.php)

In the year 1895, the then Archbishop Mgr.Gandhi consecrated the Archdiocese of Pondicherry to the Sacerd Heart of Jesus. He wishes to build a new church in devotion of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Rev.Fr. Telesphore Welter, the parish priest of Nellithope had prepared the building plan and parish priest of Cathedral Rev.Fr.Fourcaud commenced the construction of the new Church in 1902 at the Southern side of the Pondicherry town.

The blessing of the church and the first mass was held at the western wing of the present church by Mgr. Gandhi on 17-12-1907 and the new parish surrounding this Church has been established on 27-01-1908.

This 100 years old historical Church is 50 mts. long 48 mts. wide and 18 mts. high with latin rite cross shape in ariel view is in Gothic style. 24 main columns hold the structure in which we seen the biblical word on the entrance written in Latin "I have consecrated this house, that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there forever." which reveals the presence of the Sacred Heart Jesus and Mother Mary carved in the entrance door welcome us. Inside the church we can see Glass pictures of 28 saints who were related to the devotion of Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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