St. Thomas Mount National Shrine in Chennai

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine Overview

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Built over the tomb of St. Thomas and standing tall at 300 feet above sea level, this church is located in close proximity to Chennai International Airport. The National Shrine is part of the Catholic Diocese of Chingleput, supervised under Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan.

Dedicated to ‘Our Lady of Expectation’, it was rebuilt in 1523. In 2011, the holy shrine was proclaimed as a National Shrine when a huge gathering of over 3000 people were present here. It included the President of Conference of Catholic Bishops, over hundred bishops, two hundred priests and 1500 religious folks.

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St. Thomas Mount, Diocese of Chingleput, Chennai -600016