Wednesday, January 03, 2007

St. Anne's Shrine: The Chapel of Reconciliation

Ok. This must be the great great grandmother of all confessionals.

Behold, the Chapel of Reconciliation.

The Shrine hosts thousands of pilgrims during the Feast of St. Anne. These come from all over Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. The chapel was built to accommodate these pilgrims. Cool eh?


Each door is an individual confessional. I wish that there were some way to indicate whether the confessional is occupied though. Like a light or something.




You might be wondering what a car was doing there and how the heck it managed to get there. Well, I'm trying to figure that one out too.

It might belong to the gardener who was watering the plants when I was there.



Anonymous said...

I agree that the confessionals need a light. We usually have a green - being used - or a red - not being used - light on our confessionals. Perhaps the cost of the lights was prohibitive.

Andrew said...

LOL! Prohibitive indeed.

Actually, the entire cost of the Church as well as its surrounding buildings were a rather cheap 6 million Malaysian ringgit. Thats about 1.5 million British pounds or 2.3 million US dollars.

Worth every penny if you ask me. =)