Increasing number of pilgrims have come to Madhu Shrine to participate in the Pilgrimage programme organized by the Archdiocese of Colombo to be held from 14th - 17th May 2014.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, having declared this year as the Year of Mary Our Blessed Mother, invited the priests, religious and the faithful to join in a Pilgrimage to Madhu Shrine and participate in the 4-day Retreat programme at the Shrine.
In the morning, His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm presided at the Eucharistic celebration together with the Auxiliary Bishops. Several more priests and Sisters, who reached Madhu Shrine participated in the Holy Mass. While Rev. Fr. Reginald Lucien OMI preached in Tamil and Rev. Fr. Sriyananda Fernando preached in Sinhala.
Three talks on Blessed Mother and Her apparitions were given in the morning hours, by Rev. Fr. Placidus De Silva in English, Rev. Fr.Gyom Nonis in Sinhala and Rev. Fr. Vincent Ashley in Tamil.
His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith went around the Shrine premises to meet the pilgrims and made himself available at the "Inquiry Counter " for any pilgrim to met him.
Rev. Fathers were available for confessions and for blessings.