The Story of St.Antony’s Shrine, Kaloor..
The Shrine of St. Antony situated in Kaloor, Kerala is one of the biggest pilgrim centres of St. Antony in the world; perhaps second only to Padua in terms of popularity.This Shrine belongs to the Archdiocese of Verapoly and is under the pastoral and administrative care of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly, His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kalathiparambil. The mother church of this Shrine is St. Francis Xavier’s Parish Church, of Kathrikkadavu, Kaloor.Just like the name Padua got associated with the Saint Anthony who lived there and motivated the people there to turn to God, Kaloor too became synonymous with St. Antony and his wonder works. It is now believed to be the greatest pilgrim centre of St. Anthony in Asia. The present shrine, which covers a wide area consisting of the church, rectory, Adoration chapel, Antonian Bible College etc. had its beginnings as a small shrine dedicated to St. Antony which belonged
to the parish of St. Francis Xavier Kaloor, Kathrikkadavu. The shrine saw astounding growth during its almost a century old history.the shrine was blessed in 1915 as a small shrine dedicated to St. Antony. But now it is a place where ten thousands gather in every Tuesday to plead for the intersession of St. Antony the Wonderworker. People come from far distant areas to participate in the various spiritual activities of the Shrine. They have the strong belief that St. Antony never abandon them and bring for them even so called impossible things. They believe because they are witnessing such miraculous healings and blessings every Tuesday. Even though first holy mass in the Tuesday starts at 6.15am , people comes in early morning from 4 am onward and this rush will continue till 12 pm night and in some day even later. Most of the people witnesses showering of divine graces through intersession of St. Antony
Shrine of Blessings
The place where people from all walks of life find Jesus by interceding through St. Antony
Spiritual Activities of the Shrine
Different Spiritual practices in the Shrine of St. Antony of Kaloor..
Walk by Faith
St. Antony of Kaloor is always keen to hear our prayers and intercede for us.
Shrine of Blessings
An ultimate place of eternal Joy granted through the Intercession of St. Antony of Kaloor
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
“My Grace is Sufficient for you: for power is at full stretch in weakness.”
“I can do everything through him who strengthens me”