Attendees of the Healing Retreat for Caregivers at St. Emeric's Church in Manhattan today were truly blessed with powerful talks and healing by Father Halbing and the beautiful presence of Chad Gatchalian's Holy Statue of Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni. Chad has got this Holy Statute all the way from India. She joyfully shares Our Lady, also known as the "Lourdes of the East," with congregations at various places of worship throughout the country.
Apparitions of Our Lady of Vailankanni ("Virgin of Velai") first occurred in the 16th Century. To read more about the interesting history, click here. For more information on the Basilica for your next trip to India, please visit vailankannishrine.org