Monday, September 6, 2021

St. Martin de Porres Church, Horana

St. Martin de Porres Church is a Catholic church situated in Horana in Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639 A.D.), the first black saint to be canonized.

History
The church was started by renovating a house on the land and consecrated it in August 1910, in the name of St. Philomina. In 1966, a new church building was constructed under the instructions of the famous architect Valentine Gunasekara. He designed the church different from the conventional architecture of the Roman Catholic churches in the country. The church was later dedicated to St. Martin De Porres by Cardinal Thomas Cooray.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 6 September 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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