Martyrs Event Celebrated by the Claretian Community in Vavuniya (VAROD)

Nov 1, 2017 | St. Joseph Vaz

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka. On October 22nd, the Claretian community in Vavuniya together with the Religious in the vicinity, VAROD staff and inmates, and the Pampaimadu parish community celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass for the beatification of the 109 Claretian martyrs. The Eucharist was presided by the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Mannar Rt. Rev. Dr. Kingsley Swampillai. A large gathering of people attended the Mass and took part in the refreshments that followed. The 7.30 Mass was celebrated at the Divine Mercy Shrine, Pampaimadu, Vavuniya.

VAROD is a project run by the Claretians to care for the war victims especially those physically and mentally challenged.

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