History of Milagres ChurchThe church was built on the exact site of the cemetery that can be found in present at this place. During the 16th century a very important event took place in the history of the Christian community. The Christians were migrated from the south of Kanara as they have got a spiritual desolation on the Priests. During 1658, the Carmelite missionary visited Kanara Christians and they reported the sorry plight to Rome. The Theatine Priest named Rev. Fr. Thomas de Castro reached this place during the year 1674. During his arrival, he has witnessed the need for a place to worship for all the local Catholics who live in this place. This is where he came to a decision and started to build the church in the year 1680. He later on died during July 1684 and the grave of his can be found in the Milagres cemetery. The grave is surrounded by a bronze slab and it is found next to the St. Monica Chapel.
Milagres Church in Mangalore is a popular place of tourist attraction
Victory from the AshesAmong the people who returned back to Mangalore after the death of the great Tipu Sultan was Lawrence Bello, who has built a chapel that is being constructed to replace the church that was completely destroyed by the Tippu Sultan.Fr. Mendez made the necessary arrangements and he had raised funds to build the Chapel at this place. He sought the help from the Government and made the foundation of this space during the year 1811. This place has now got a spacious church that can make many people to offer their prayers to Jesus.
Structure of the present Church Exactly after 100 years from the day the church was inaugurated, Fr. Frank Periera erected a magnificent church with the Fr. Diamanti, who was a famous architect during those days. The church was done by the year 1911. The structure developed by Fr. Diamanti can be witnessed even today in this place. Only the portico of the church has been destroyed in the past. The Parish claims to have some of the leading Catholic Institutions in this palace. The church has got halls that can be used for weddings, meetings and for entertainment purposes. The architectural brilliance of this Church has made it a tourist spot in the past generation and many people from all around the world visit it to witness the architecture through their own eyes.
Milagres Church flaunts a decorated look during a festive season
How to reach Milagres ChurchBy road
The Mangalore city is well connected with roads and bus services. One can get on the direct buses to reach this Church.
The Mangalore Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station to reach this Church.
Get down on the Mangalore International Airport and then reach this Church by taking the bus or train services.