Pere Laval's Shrine

This is the Lourdes of the Indian Ocean. To get there, take the Pere Laval bus from Labour donnais bus terminal. It goes directly to the shrine and church at Ste Croix, via Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam St, Plaine, Verte and Abercrombie


The shrine is separate from the church and is open for pilgrims daily from 6am to 6pm. Many pilgrims touch the effigy of Pere Laval and, in turn, touch their children. Miracle cures are said to have taken place.

The church is an interesting example of modern architecture and design, with an unusual and effective use of mosaic and stained glass window.

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