Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa

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Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa is called ‘Regina Martyrum Igreja em Assolna, Goa’ in Portuguese. Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa is also popularly known as ‘The Assolna Church’ locally in Goa. The Assolna Church according to the ‘Anuario da Arquidiocese de Goa e Damao’ (1955) was founded in 1616 on the ruins of a fortress on the banks of the river Sal. On the grounds of the Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, there stands a grand monument of Christ the King, with intricate statues giving it an imposing look. According to ‘Mitras Lusitanas,’ it was already built in 1595. Yet another source – Fr. Sebastiao Gonsalves, a historian and a writer who lived in Goa between 1593 and 1619 – has the construction of the Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna dating back to 1590. The last seems to be the most probable date.There is also a small Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna cemetery has an impressive façade.

The educational institutions based in the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa is Regina Martyrum High School, Assolna, Goa

The Chapel with a Chaplain in the Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa is The Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Ambelim, Assolna, Goa. The Chaplain of Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Ambelim, Assolna, Goa is Fr Caetano Rosario Dourado.

The Chapel without a chaplain in the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church at Assolna, Goa is St Joseph Chapel, Banda, Assolna, Goa.

The Number of Catholics in the Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church at Assolna, Goa is 6,000
The Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Assolna, Goa is celebrated on the second or third Sunday of November every year.

The Address of the Assolna Church is Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church at Assolna, Goa 403701.

 

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