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Ganjuran Church

Ganjuran Church is one of the Catholic spiritual pilgrimage places, cultural backgrounds, and unique history. Ganjuran is located in the Bantul district, 20 kilometers south part of Yogyakarta. This holy place was built on December 26 ’1927 and was blessed by Van Velsen, the Archbishop of Jakarta on February 11 ‘1930. As a Catholic worship place shrine, the Church is the sacred heart of Ganjuran with unique cultural history, which has a temple of Hindu and Javanese style. Ganjuran temple is a combination of Mataram style and Majapahit structures. MGR Soegijopranata, a parish priest who later became the first Indonesian indigenous bishop in 1941. Initiated the procession of Blessed Sacrament as a sign of homage to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the altar of Ganjuran.

Eucharist impressed grand and stately where the Blessed Sacrament was paraded around the Church location. As a tradition, the ceremony is held every year in the last week of June. Ganjuran's sacred heart and Sendangsono blessed at the same date and month when the apparitions of Lady at Lourdes and it is on February 11. It is just a blessing cave in Sendangsono and was done in 1929. Two become intertwined, as Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessed by Father to be together as a blessing for all of mankind.

Ganjuran also is placed for a healing number of diseases. There are several accounts of Ganjuran pilgrim's temple heal diseases that have long suffered. Miracles of healing, that occur after they shower and drinking water temple known as Tirta Perwitasari. The water comes from under the temple with substantial source debit, it is about 30 thousand liters per minute and there are 9 water faucets available.