Bp. Frederick D'Souza was keen to have a tabernacle midway between Jhansi and Gwalior and that materialized in1997, when Fr. Frederick Mendonca was assigned to open this mission. A small house was built in the interior side of the large plot, which comprised the chapel, priest’s room and small classrooms. Then a basketball court and a stage was built for the School. Fr. Joseph Chipson built a small chapel attached to the priests’ residence. The toilets for the children was altered and set in 2015-16. During the tenure of Rev. Fr. Lawrence D’Souza Infant Jesus Shrine was built and it was blessed in 2016 by Most Rev. Joseph Kaithathara. In the year 2017 Rev. Fr. Joseph Chakkalakal built stations of the cross over hill and it was blessed on 12th February 2017 by Late Most Rev. Thomas Thennatt SAC. In the year 2019 at the foot of the hill a grotto of our Lady was built and it was blessed by Most Rev. Joseph Thykkattil on 15th August 2019. A magnificient entrance gate to the shrine was built by Fr. Joseph Chakkalakal and blessed by Most Rev. Joseph Thykkattil on 9th February 2019. Most. Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Girelli the Papal Nuncio to India laid the foundation stone for the new Infant Jesus Shrine and Blessed "Martha Mariam"- a facility for the pilgrims on 08th February 2022. Many people receive blessings from the daily adoration and intercessions.
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