"Divine Mercy Shrine of Holy Mary is a Marian Pilgrim centre dedicated to the Mother of Divine Mercy under the Diocese of Kothamangalam. Since March 1999 Heavenly Mother has appeared to an eight year old girl called Chippy, daughter of the couple John and Regi of Puthiyidam family at Thodupuzha and gave messages regarding the sanctification of life and the salvation of souls. On the basis of these apparitions and messages, she sanctified herself through intense prayer and sufferings of life. Without much delay, as instructed by the Holy Virgin, the house and property where Chippy lived as well as the chapel built in the property were handed over to the diocese of Kothamangalam. On August 14th, 2006, Mar George Punnakottil, then Bishop of Kothamangalam blessed the chapel and offered Holy Mass. The Chapel was named “Divine Mercy Shrine of Holy Mary”. At present, the Diocese is conducting studies and observations regarding the private revelation and apparitions of Holy Mother to Chippy.”.
His Excellency Dr. George Madathikandathil the Bishop of Kothamangalam is the patron, Rev Fr. Jose Pothoor is the Rector and Rev Fr. George Maleparambil and Rev. Fr. Jacob Rathappillil are the Vice Rectors of the Shrine. SABS sisters look after the Shrine and take care of the pilgrims coming from far and near. The Shrine is open for pilgrims from 5.30 am to 9.30 pm.
Two feasts are celebrated solemnly at this Shrine. On the first Sunday after Easter (designated as the second Sunday of Easter in liturgical books) the Feast of Divine Mercy and on 8th of December, the Feast of Immaculate Conception of Our Lady are celebrated. The two Feasts are preceded by nine days of Divine Mercy Novena. A solemn candle procession reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosary is conducted on the feast days. Other feasts of Our Lady are celebrated with Chain rosary, Divine Mercy Novena and Holy Mass.
- Rev. Fr. Jose Pothoor (Rector)
- Fr. George Maleparambil (Vice-Rector)
- Fr. Jacob Rathappillil (Vice-Rector)
- Sr. Maria Edakkara SABS
- Sr. Kochuthresia Parathazhath SABS
- Sr. Mary Vadakkumpadam SABS
- Sr. Amal Rose Vettikuzhakunnel SABS