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Ganjuran Church

Ganjuran Church is one of spiritual pilgrimage of Catholics, cultural backgrounds and unique history. Ganjuran is located in Bantul district, 20 kilometres south of Yogyakarta. This holy place was built on December 26 ’1927 and was blessed by Msgr. Van Velsen, the Archbishop of Jakarta on February 11 ‘1930. As a place of worship of Catholic shrine, the Church is sacred heart Ganjuran with unique cultural history, which is a model temple of Hindu and Javanese style. Combination between Mataram Javanese style and Majapahit structure. MGR Soegijopranata, a parish priest who later became the first Indonesia indigenous bishop in 1941. Initiated the procession of Blessed Sacrament as a sign of homage to Sacred Heart of Jesus on altar of Ganjuran temple.
 
Eucharist impressed grand and stately where the Blessed Sacrament was paraded around the location of the church. As a tradition, the ceremony held every year on the last week of June. Ganjuran sacred heart and Sendangsono blessed at the same date and month, on February 11, when the apparitions of Lady at Lourdes. It is just a blessing cave in Sendangsono ad done on 1929. Two become intertwined, as Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessed by Father to be together as a blessing for all mankind.
 
Ganjuran also be a place for healing a number of diseases. There are several accounts of the pilgrims in the temple of Ganjuran heal diseases that have long suffered. Miracles of healing, that occurs after they shower and drinking water temple known as Tirta Perwitasari. The water comes from under the temple with a debit substantial source, it about 30 thousand litres per minute and there are 9 water faucets.