Our Lady of Snows Church, Rachol

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Rachol, South Goa, India, 403719
15.308403 N, 74.010461 E
Transport to Rachol is available from Margao.
Celebrated on the Sunday following the 5th of August .

The Our Lady of Snows church Rachol was built in 1556 and was the first church in Salcete. It was a humble construction of mud and a thatched roof. In 1576, The Jesuits built another church, a stronger structure built of stone. The present church building dates back to 1596. A statue of Christ (Senhor Morto) is venerated in this church with great devotion . The Our Lady of Snows Church, Rachol is also fondly known as the Rachol Church.

Chapels affiliated to Our Lady of Snows Parish
The Our Lady of Gloria Chapel, Ilha de Rachol