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OUR LADY OF MIRACLES, MAPUSA

This church is located about 2 kilometres east of the main Mapusa bazaar. Constructed in 1594, it was originally dedicated to St. Jerome. It was almost destroyed in 1961 when retreating Portuguese forces set fire to it on their way out of Goa. It was renovated soon after and re-­dedicated to Our Lady of Miracles. It is located at the site of a Hindu temple that was torn down by the Portuguese.

The church is more commonly known Milagres church. The church feast is celebrated on the Monday following the third week of Easter and is a very important feast for both Hindus and Christians alike who attend in large numbers.

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