A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE OUT GOING RECTOR'S DESK ( 23rd May 2016 )
"After 21 years of my tenure at the Basilica I want to thank God and Mother Mary for all the help I have received here on the present apostolate that I have had. I also wish to put on record your prayers, help and co-operation in running this beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of The Mount.
I have seen wonderful things happen here and sincere devotion of Catholics and Non Catholics and the gratitude of people who have received favours from Mother Mary. I would advise all of us to have a close relation with Our Lady who stands to help us in all circumstances.
In order to spread the knowledge of Jesus & Mary we are working on an exhibition centre depicting the 20 mysteries of the rosary. The work is in progress and hopefully will be completed soon.
I request you to pray and ask God's mercy for me during this Year of Mercy.
Bishop John Rodrigues ( no relation of mine ) will now be the new Rector ( wef. 1st June 2016)- do give him all the help required.
May Mother Mary intercede for you and God bless you".
Monsignor Nereus Rodrigues
Oswald Cardinal Gracias at the Doors of Mercy at the basilica
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Welcome to MOUNT MARY BASILICA, Bandra
For over a hundred years situated atop a hillock near Lands End Bandra, overlooking the Arabian Sea is Mount Mary’s Basilica a beautiful edifice in stone that simply stands out in its grandeur, an abode of tranquility, peace, reassurance and hope!
Mount Mary's, affectionately beckons one and all. No invitations are required to spend time with our Blessed Mother. Once inside this beautiful church even a single glance at Mary with the child Jesus is a feast for the eye, both natural and that of faith.
Thanking God or simply paying homage with the simplest or rarest of gifts, Mount Mary’s provides ample scope. For those who are in need of divine grace, to all of you who are troubled with the problems of daily life, come and worship at the Shrine of Mary. She is the Mother of all mankind. She will grant you solace, understanding and Hope. Mother Mary leaves no one unaided.
This website would help you understand the background of this basilica, to keep yourself updated on the timings for the availability of the various services and to become aware of the other special programmes taking place in and around the basilica. You may also use this website to explore the various spiritual questions that time and again come to your mind.
For any specific assistance at the Shrine, you can either meet with the Rector, or the Vice-Rector, by appointment.
'Our Lady of the Mount'
Views of the 'Sanctum Sanctorum' depicting the ceiling, the 'Papal Insignia-1954'(left of the altar) & the seven steps' Marble Altar'
The beautiful and serene interior of the Basilica
The nave, viewed from the sanctuary
A relic containing a drop of blood of St. Pope John Paul II presented by the Holy See to the Basilica, the pope had visited this basilica in 1986
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount
Bandra(West). Mumbai 400 050, India
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