Who should I see in Nazareth? In the Basilica atrium, the guide told us to go and look for the Madonna from China as her crown was pure gold. I went along, and who should I find waiting for me but our very own Lady of Vellankani. This statue was a bit more resplendent than the original one in the church in Vellankani, but it was lovely. I missed the depiction from Australia. I went down to the grotto, where we couldnt go into the church, as a group were having a prayer session.

I didn’t take a photo of the grotto – somehow it seemed the right thing to do..

From the shrine in Vellankani

From the shrine in Vellankani in Nazareth

And here is the link to the actual church in Vellankani, which we visited in December 2008.

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