St. Jude’s Shrine, situated on Civil Lines in Jhansi, is a popular tourist destination for the Catholic Christians. It is believed that the bone of St. Jude Thaddaeus is buried in its foundation.
The church was consecrated in the year 1966. Late Bishop FX Fenech was the first person who along with a few other co-religionists started offering prayers at the shrine. His example was followed by others. With the passage of time, the trickle of devotees built into a stream that continues to grow to this day.
Catholic devotees from far and near visit the shrine and pay their homage to the holy relic of the great saint.
A week-long festival is held every year on the shrine which culminates on 28th October. This day is celebrated as St. Jude’s Feast Day. A procession is also taken out to mark the occasion. The shrine, built in a blend of Christian and Hindu architectural style, draws not only Christians but also a large number of believers from other faiths.
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