Perambur (Salesians)

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

17, Ppaper Mills Road,
Chennai - 600 011.
Phone: 044 2670 1100 / 2670 2100 / 2670 2224

A Brief History
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at Perambur, Chennai is a replica of the Basilica at Lourdes in France with its majestic appearance and high pinnacles. For the past one hundred years, this shrine has attracted pilgrims. People who visit this Shrine are filled with the peace and joy of Christ. The nucieus of this population.
The first Parish Priest was Rev. Fr. O'Carrol. Due to the blessings of Mother Mary, the following nine parishes were carved out of this mother parish - Basin Bridge, Mary Help of Christians, Vyasarpadi, Our Lady of Consolation, Ayanavaram, Don BoscoShrine, Peravallur, Risen Christ Church, Sastri Nagar, Our Lady of lHealth, Erukkencherry, St. Joseph's Church, Srinivasa Nagar, Sacred Heart Church, Madumanagar, St. Theresa's Church, Nammalwarpet, Sagaya Annai Church.
On 8th September 2005 the present Archbishop His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. A.M. Chinnappa SDB DD., Ph.dD., issued a decree elevating this Parish as a Shrine of the Archdiocese.