Karkala: Special postal envelope, stamp, in honour of St Lawrence Minor Basilica Attur


Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, Jan 11: To commemorate the elevation of world famous St Lawrence shrine at Attur Karkala as Minor Basilica, the department of posts has brought out special postal envelope and stamp. They would be released at Attur on January 18 at 12 pm.

The special cover with the pictures of the minor Basiica and that of patron saint are being released. They would available in post offices.

The personalized My Stamps bearing face value of five rupees which can be used for postal envelopes, containing pictures of St Lawrence Minor Basilica and photo of the miracle statue, will also be released on this occasion. The stamps will be available in post offices.

Supreme pontiff of Catholics, Pope Francis, had elevated St Lawrence shrine at Attur into minor basilica on April 26, 2016. Official announcement about this elevation had been made in the presence of thousands of devotees on August 1, same year. The postal department, in honour of this occasion, and to commemorate this happy event, has taken these initiatives. Curator of Corporation bank's heritage museum here, M K Krishnayya, says that this will help future generations to learn about the history of this church and undertake study about it.

The special postal cover and postal stamp would be released by postal department in the presence of Bishop of Udupi Diocese, Dr Jerald Isac Lobo, at a function being held at 12 pm on January 18 at St Lawrence Minor Basilica.

  

Comment on this article

  • Stany Dsouza, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 12 2018

    Great news that the postal dept is releasing the postal stamp of St Lawrence the miracle saint.
    Thanks to the department. St Lawrence pray for us.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Fri, Jan 12 2018

    This is a gift to the believers. St Lawrence bestow your prayers to the masses of Karkala and our nation.

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Again Modi did it.
    Congress never released a stamp on. Attur church.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    During my visit to the Shrine in October, I have noticed that the approach road from the main road is in a very pathetic condition. I hope the Church Management will take initiative to contact the concerned Government department in Karkal to fill the potholes & to concrete the road, & make it for a smooth motorable condition. Motorist r really struggling to drive on this stretch.

    St. Lawrence please pray for Us.

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  • DSR, Kadri Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Thank you Government of India for honouring St Lawrence. God Bless them :)
    Btw postal department comes under Central Government.

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  • VNR, managalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Any Brother can please explain

    Why you say "St.Lawrence pray for us."

    please for my Information.

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  • Adrian Rufus Fernandes, Mangalore/Ireland

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Hello VNR,

    Very good question.

    Christians believe in One God and after our death we will be united with Him. We are called to be Holy, because nothing un-Holy can be near God.
    Saint comes from a word sanctus in Latin, which means Holy. So saints are people who lived holy life who we believe are in union with God. Since they lived a great life and are close to God they can easily intercede for us, Hence we ask Saints to pray for us.

    St. Lawrence was martyred for his faith and was fried on a grill. So He became Holy by his martyrdom for faith among many other things. So we now know that St. Lawrence is close to God in Union with God,, Hence we ask St. Lawrence to Pray for us= St. Lawrence pray for us.

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  • Felix Gomes, Dubai (kanajar )

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Congrats.... St Lawrence pray for us....

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Really good news for taking right decision to honor St.Lawrence of Attur by having postal stamp and cover

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  • Orton Cordeira, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    St. Lawrance pray for us.
    Great News.
    Congratulations
    Praise the Lord

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  • Melwyn D'souza, Italy/Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Praise the Lord !!

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  • Wilson, Sanoor

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Congratulations.... St.Lawrence pray for us.

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  • Gabriel, sagar

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Saint Lawrence is the household name in the coastal belt of Karnataka and a Miracle-worker for the devotees. The Indian Posts greeting St. Lawrence with a First Day Cover is a Welcome step.

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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    Good news,
    A honor to our taluk.

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Thu, Jan 11 2018

    great news st lawrence pray for us

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