St Anthony's Shrine

St Anthony's Shrine, Colombo

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Due to damage suffered in the attacks on Sri Lanka on April 21, St Anthony's Shrine is currently closed.

St Anthony's Shrine

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Chithalka_Ambrose
Colombo, Sri Lanka162 contributions
May 2022
St Anthony's Shrine is a miraculous place of worship which is visited by all. There is a piece of St Anthony's tongue which is displayed.
Written 11 June 2022
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Symphony15
14 contributions
Oct. 2019
One of the most visited shrines in Sri Lanka, Place of many miracles, bombed by Islamic extremists, restored to its original glory. Must visit place regardless of the faith. Weekdays mid-morning is quiet and just be still you will feel the presence.
Written 9 March 2020
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Ioana Cristina
Doha, Qatar80 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
Its a beautiful church . Do not miss the outdoor as well as it has a beautiful statue of St.Anthony .
Written 20 February 2020
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uzmelissa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates142 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
I visited here very nice and quiet place. For being under construction everything was mixed but it was enough for me
Written 15 January 2020
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samuel e
Monterey, CA10 contributions
Dec. 2019
Historic and chilling - a reminder of the victims.
This place is totally amazing - a must for anyone to visit Colombo and near to downtown Colombo. mass on Sat at 6pm is English.
Written 26 December 2019
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J B
Greater Sydney, Australia150 contributions
Dec. 2019
This Church was always on my list to visit to Colombo, but more so since the bombing. We had to specially ask our driver to take us there. Security at entry etc and armed guards, however we felt it was well worth it to experience the devotion and faith of the people worshiping. True local experience and no one bothered us to sell anything or ask anything of us. Just quiet devotion. Historic building, which has been restored in record time thanks to the Sri Lankan forces. Pictures of the blast and names of the victims displayed. We stayed 30 min and then left. Heartfelt sympathies to the victims families.
Written 14 December 2019
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MMM
6 contributions
Nov. 2019
Thank you to the Sri Lankan Navy for the wonderful renovations you have done to this holy shrine. I am a regular visitor from Australia to St Anthony's Shrine, Kochikadde and was gladdened to see the church we used to worship at 52 years ago, looking so good again.
Written 25 November 2019
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Daryl P
Southend30 contributions
Nov. 2019
We insisted on visiting to defy ISIS. The lobby is now a shrine to victims. No photography inside. Armed guards search you outside. Separate queues for men and women to approach the deities. Hawkers will supply candles for the memorial outside. Tripadvisor lists it as closed but it has already been redecorated after the carnage.
Written 19 November 2019
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LSR60
Bangkok, Thailand42 contributions
Oct. 2019
After the bomb blast in April 2019, the shrine is full renovated by the patriotic sons of Sri Lankan Navy.
Written 1 November 2019
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Minakshi
6 contributions
Jun. 2019
St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb blast has been consecrated again on 12th June by the Head of Catholic Church of Sri Lanka - Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. The High Mass held on 13th June on the feast day of St. Anthony without following the traditional procession.

The historic Catholic shrine dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua will celebrate the 185th feast of the Saint on 13th June 2019.

St. Anthony’s Shrine which is among the most popular Catholics churches and both catholic and non-Catholics have their faith in St Anthony.

Current Administrator of Saint Anthony’s Church is Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando.
Written 23 September 2019
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