Our Lady of Ransom Church Kanyakumari

 A heritage, excellent architecture, pilgrimage church with such a historical significance. The church is around 200 years old and one of the peaceful places in Kanyakumari. Closer to the beach, with having big space and nice sculpture of Lady Ransom and Jesus, the Prayer is in Tamil & English Language.  

Can reach our lady of ransom church from Nagercoil 20 KM and 3 KM from Kanyakumari.  

The church contains totally 7 doors, 3 as porch and 2 doors facing north and 2 doors facing south which depict the 7 fruits of the Holy Spirit. The church is constructed by the model of ancient Gothic Art and culture. The length of the new Church is 153 feet, breadth 53 feet and height of the main tower is 153 feet. This entire dimension depicts the beads of the Holy Rosary. There are 12 towers in the church which depict 12 disciples of Jesus Christ.

A good place for your prayers and petitions. Many miracles happened at this Shrine. You will have a different when feeling you enter this Shrine. The church festival in December is very grand. The Sunday Mass is conducted in many languages. 

Very old and Italian style church. Highest church in south India. The interior and exterior works are far excellent. When entering the church one can see a beautiful statue of Mother Mary got from Italy and clad in a saree like in most churches and a little Cross on the altar. The Mother Mary statue situated in the old Church and is from Rome and is the main attraction of this church.

The church is presenting such a location multiple entrances is there. There is a bus space in front of the church where people do service. The evening time is very beautiful when the church is lighted with colorful lights and the sight is very beautiful.

Every year the feast of Our Lady of Ransom is celebrated for 10 days in the month of December. The feast of Our Lady of Ransom begins with the flag hoisting on the following Friday immediately after the feast of St. Francis Xavier, Kottar which falls on 3 December. The first day of the feast begins with the flag hoisting. During the festival, every morning festival mass is celebrated and in the evening there will be benediction with special prayers and preaching. On the eight-day evening, Corpus Christi Procession is held. The ninth day evening has special vespers and celebrations held. The culmination of the feast is the golden car procession: two golden cars are taken on the 9th and 10th days of the feasts. Our Lady of delight is taken in procession in the 1st car, which was made in 1798. St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary is taken in procession in the 2nd car, which was made in 1833.


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