Asianet TV aired a special programme on "Kattachira Miracle" on their
weekly programme called 'Vishwasichalum Illengilum'
at 10:30 p.m. (IST) on Tuesday 19th October 2010
Holy Father declared the
chapel as a Global Marian Pilgrim Centre.
The chapel of St. Maryís Jacobite Syrian Church Kattachira, near
Kayamkulam in Kerala had been witnessing a miracle, since October 21,
2009. Aromatic oil, resembling tears, has been observed pouring out from
the sacred eyes of St. Mary in a flex photograph placed inside the
chapel. Although this aromatic oil, with a heavenly fragrance has been
repeatedly wiped away, itís continuously flowing out of this photograph.
Moreover, since November 21, 2009 aromatic oil has also been observed
emerging from the Holy Qurbono Taksa held in the chapelís
madbaha. Similar oil has also been observed flowing from the Holy
Cross placed near the photo and the Apostolic Bull of His Holiness
Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, declaring the chapel as a Global Marian
The Holy Qurbono and intercessory prayers are being held in the
chapel on a daily basis where pilgrims from all parts of India are
thronging to seek refuge at the lap of Mother Mary. Many non-residents,
who visit Kerala during their vacation, also make a bee line to visit
and offer their prayers at the chapel.
Although His Holiness the Patriarch has shown keen interest to visit
this church, ill health is holding him back. However, rationalists have
opined that more investigations are necessary to establish the source
and the nature of this aromatic oil.
Mor Theodosius Mathews checking the photo
Mor Gregarious Joseph checking the photo
Catholicose Aboon Mor Baselious Thomas I visited the Church and
witnessed the miracle along with Mor Theodosius Mathews and Mor Coorilos
Geevarghese of Niranam
October 23, 2009,
Kattachira, Kerala, India
The miracle that started in a
simple looking icon of Mother Mary carrying
Jesus, printed in flex and kept at the chapel of our Kattachira
St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church near Kayamkulam, is continuing for the
3rd consecutive day.
It was on October 21st that the women who gathered for Wednesday prayers
first noticed the miracle. Thinking that the picture was wet because of
rainwater the women took it and wiped it clean. But they noted that it
is becoming wet again.
They immediately called upon the Vicar, Rev Fr. Roy Kattachira, who also
tried to wipe it clean many a times but noticed that a water like
substance was still coming from the eye part. This happened on Wednesday
the late-forenoon. One of our friends took a small video clipping in his
mobile camera which is shown in the links as the 'first video footage'.
On the next day Mor Thevodosius Mathews, the Metropolitan of our Kollam
diocese under whom the parish comes, also visited the chapel and
witnessed the same thing happening again. H.E wiped the picture clean using
a soft cotton cloth, but in half an hour the oily fluid again started
dripping from the same portion, ie; from the eye part of Mother Mary in
Catholicose Aboon Mor Baselious Thomas I meditating in front of weeping
This simple looking icon of Mother Mary and infant Jesus, printed in
flex material, is not a very old one and is not even properly framed,
hence either sides are exposed. Since the news first spread the faithful
from all denominations are visiting the church to see the miracle
Hail Mary , Full of grace.....
Holy Virgin , Theotokos Pray for us.
First video footage of Miracle at St Mary's Kattachira, Kayamkulam
Click the above images for viewing larger size photos
TEARS CONTINUE TO FLOW FROM
THE EYES OF THE MOTHER MARY IN THE PORTRAYAL OF MOTHER MARY WITH
The Miracle that is being happening at our Kattachira St. Maryís Chapel
since 21st of this month is still continuing for the 9th day in
succession. And I am one of those fortunate ones who could witness the
great Miracle today.
Strenuous Prayers, day & night, is continuing here with Holy Qurbono
every morning. Lot of people are coming to this small church to pray.
(and also there are many who are coming here with a doubting mind as
well !). Earlier the parishioners had planned to end the continuous
prayers on the 8th day, but they are now afraid to stop it since the
miracle is continuing and one more incidence has happened since
yesterday. Hence they decided to continue the 24-hour prayers for 21
days with Holy Qurbono every day.
I firmly believe that the miracle happening in this simple portrait
printed in flex and nailed to a wooden frame, with clear visibility on
back side, is undoubtedly a Gods sign. It is simply kept in the floor,
in the middle part of the church. The tears like fluid, coming from the
eye part of Mother Mary, appears to be slightly oily and is collected in
a small vessel covered by white cloth on which the picture is kept in
(In the photo one can see only the wet cloth, The vessel is kept below
it. On the first few days the fluid was collected in an open vessel, but
since lot of dust particles has come into it they put a white cloth
above it. Achen told me that they havenít removed the cloth for the last
few days and hence they donít have any idea how much fluid is collected
inside the vessel now and what is in it, but he relieved that at least
they will get the cloth.)
Another miracle also started happening from Thursday 29th when the
Knanaya Metropolitan H.G. Kuriakose Mor Gregorios was celebrating Holy
Qurbono. And again the same has repeated on 30th Friday during the Holy
Mass. The priest who celebrated the mass today personally testified it.
This is one church which consists of only poor people with no big shots
to name and they have been suffering a lot for many many years because
of various reasons known to all of us and still they withstood all the
obstacles. This small church is a place where tears of the parishioners
has fallen much and now the God seems to be working wonders through His
I have no more words to explain. I firmly believe in what I have seen in
this smallest of the small church.