Bandel Church- Basilica of the Most Holy Rosary

Bandel Church- Basilica of the Most Holy Rosary

The narrative of Bandel Church starts with the primary Portuguese settlements in Bengal. Most students of history concur that in 1537 an Admiral Sampayo entered...
The narrative of Bandel Church starts with the primary Portuguese settlements in Bengal. Most students of history concur that in 1537 an Admiral Sampayo entered the waterway Hooghly with nine Portuguese vessels to help Muhammad Shah, the Pathan Nawab of Gaur who being hard squeezed by the renowned Sher Khan, had asked the Portuguese delegate in Goa for help. As a prize for their endeavors, the Nawab permitted the Portuguese to set up a production line at a spot near the present Hooghly prison. In 1579 the Portuguese built a port on the bank of the river Hooghly. It turned...
Palm Sunday – 5 Important Facts To Remember

Palm Sunday – 5 Important Facts To Remember

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week for all Catholics around the world. Holy Week is very significant a week, as this entire...
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week for all Catholics around the world. Holy Week is very significant a week, as this entire week the passion of Jesus Christ begins and increases day by day till his death on the cross. We see in the Bible that Palm Sunday is the day when the people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus with a Bang! They celebrated his entry into Jerusalem. However, sometimes it feels that this day is nothing but a good early morning dream. Why? It is because of the same people who welcome him with glory and honor,...