Vadugarpet is a small calm and peaceful village located on Trichy to Chidambaram Main road near Dalmia Cements, just 37 kms away from Trichy.
1665-1666 Arrival of Missionaries.
1676 – Rev. Emmanuel Rodriguez S.J First Parish Priest of Vadugarpet.
1680- St. John De Britto S.J 400 People were baptized.
1717-1720 Rev. Joseph Constaintine Beschi S.J (Veeramamunivar) – founder of the Shrine.Our Lady of Good Health…How?
Veeramamunivar, the renowned Tamil Scholar erected this church and installed the statue of Divine Mother brought from Manila.1718 – Famine and Pestilence Prevailing…
Veeramamunivar gathered the people from the region, offered prayers with so much abstinence along with his congregation at the feet of the Blessed Virgin Mother. After 3 days people experience heavy showers of rain thereby the land flourished. From then onwards, people from all over the region came and begged Our Blessed Mother for their needs especially for good health. Those who have approached her with firm faith were healed from all ailments. People began to call Her "Our Lady of Good Health".1734 – MARTYRDOM OF A PRIEST…
Rev. Antony Francois Recordi SJ. Pierced by a lance during the invasion of the Moghuls at the altar of Our Mother. After few days of death agony he died and was buried in the church.
For the past 350 years people who suffer from all kinds of sicknesses, Childless Couples, Jobless Persons, Youth seeking life partners etc., go over here with all hope for Heavenly blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ through the intercession of Arokia Matha. People flock together to this Shrine with petitions and thanksgiving.