Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral - Galle

St. Mary Statue

Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral-Galle is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The cathedral was built by the Society of Jesus at the end of the 19th century. The first bishop was the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth. The Cathedral is central and important to the Catholics of southern Sri Lanka in the Diocese of Galle. The church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Missionaries

ORATORIANS WHO WERE ASSIGNED THE MISSION OF GALLE AND/OR WORKED DIRECTLY IN THE AREA

1705-1712       Manoel Mirinda

1707-1742       Jacome Goncalvez

1725-1726        Chrysostom Fernandez

1728                  Chrysostom Fernandez

1727                  Joseph Pereira

1741                   Alexandre Manoel

1743                   Cornelio Correa

1748                   Lourenco Collaco

ORATORIANS STATIONED AT KALUTHARA WHO OVERSEERED THE MISSON OF GALLE 

1764                   Miguel Francisco

1765-1767        Rafael dos Anjos

1767-1768       Ignacio de Maura

1768-1770       Rafael dos Anjos

1770-1771       Eusebio Rozario

1771-1772       Cosme Anthonio

1772-1773      Rafael dos Anjos

1773                 Cosme Anthonio

1773-1774      Rodrigo Duarto

1775-1777      Miguel de Albuquerque

1777-1778      Boaventure Mascarenhas         

1778-1779      Domingos Montero

1779-1780      Bonventure Mascarenhas

1780-1781     Manoel Joao

1781-1782     Boaventure Mascarenhas          

1782-1784     Francisco Rodriguez

1784-1785      Nicolao Rodriguez

                             *A Konkani Brahamim

1785-1786      Joao Vaz

1787-1789      Francisco de Paulo

1790                 Miguel de Albuquerqeu

1790                 Joao Barreto

1791                   Nicalao Rodriguez

1791-1792       Manonl  Xaviour

1792                 Gabriel Pacheco

1792                  Avelino Lobo

1793                  Antonio Francisco

1793                  Manoel Xaviour

1794                  Gabriel Pacheco

1795-1796         Avelino Lobo

1796                   Gabriel Pacheco

1797                    Antonio Francisco

1798                    Avelino Lobo

1798-1799          Leonardo Ribeiro

1799                    Antonio Francisco

1800                     Joao Vaz

1801-1804          Nicolao Rodrigues

1805-1806           Louis de Sousa