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111th annual feast of National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara concludes


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Text and pix by P.D. De Silva

A large number of devotees attended the 111th annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Matara which concluded last Sunday. Most Rev. Dr. Noel Emmanuel the Bishop of Trincomalee was the Chief Celebrant on Saturday while Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe was the Chief Celebrant of the festive high Mass held on Sunday morning. Rev. Fr. Charles Hewawasam Vicar General of Dioceses of Galle was the Chief Celebrant on Friday.

The Marian Procession with the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Matara was held on Saturday.


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