Sacred Heart Church, Bangalore, India
Address: Msgr. D’Souza Circle, 62, Richmond Rd, Victoria Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047, India
Sacred Heart Church is a historic church located in the heart of Bangalore near the corner of Richmond Road and Mother Teresa Road. The 125-year-old twin-spired building is an example of French Gothic architecture which can be seen outside with the twin spires, and inside with the pointed arch ceiling and supporting rib vaults and columns. The interior is light and colorful with many beautiful statues and shrines. The large parish supports several Masses each day, as well as on Sundays.
Special things to see in the Church
> Spectacular French-Gothic architecture with decorative twin-spires and high-arched rib-vaulted interior
> Diorama of Jesus displaying His Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque over the facade
> Peaceful entry vestibule with three lovely statues: Mother Mary, Saint Joseph and Jesus displaying His Sacred Heart
> Infant Jesus shrine at the back left of nave
> Saint Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta) Shrine on back right
> The plaque in the courtyard with “The Memorare” prayer in three languages
> Stained glass windows over the sanctuary depicting the Sacred Heart, Mary & Joseph
Interesting Fact(s) About the Church
> Like St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, this Church also has some French roots in its Indian history.
A bungalow was directed to be built in the 1880’s on Victoria Road, next to the Priest’s Cemetery, by the Most Reverend August Chevalier of the Fathers of the Paris Foreign Mission Society (Missions Etrangeres de Paris, the “MEP”) – this was the first “church” of the Sacred Heart. The foundation stone for the current church was laid in 1893 by the Rev. Msgr. Kleiner of the MEP.
> St. Mother Teresa visited the church in 1995 and the street along the property was renamed as “Mother Teresa Road”.
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