St. Anne's Church
Jalan Kulim Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia
St. Anne's Church Penang Reviews
ST. ANNE'S CHURCH Jan 05, 2014
It's an hour drive from Sungai Petani (kedah). The Church was so welcoming.
St. Anne history can be trace back since 1833, when there is some Chinese and Indian Catholic followers.
St Anne Church was started by French missionaries from the Paris Foreign Mission. Society that started their missionary work in the Far East as early as the 17th century. The chapel was name St. Anne because she was the most popular among the French missionaries.
St. Anne is highly regarded as mother of Mary, the virgin who give birth to Jesus Christ. In 1865 a bigger chapel was built to accommodate the congregation that is growing bigger day after day. It is built just behind the wall of taps of St. Anne water. As the water is filtered by the soil, this spring water is cleaner and healthier than the tap water.
Today, this church is not only well known in Malaysia but also all over the world. St Anne Church annual feast that draw hundreds of thousand of pilgrims is nothing short of amazement. The large crowd that came to the feast is the testament that St. Anne church is no doubt one of the amazing discoveries in Penang. At the annual feast, the 188 year old church play host to pilgrims comprises Catholics and also non Christians praying for health and blessings. Many who came here fulfilled their vows by lighting candles, offering flowers and attending mass and novenas.
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