Chancery Notice: Pilgrimage Church for Extraordinary Missionary Year

1 February 2019


Pilgrimage Church for Extraordinary Missionary Year

His Grace, the Most Reverend Julian Leow D.D., the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, has designated the Church of St Theresa, Lot 2850, Jalan Besar, 71800, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, as a pilgrimage church on the occasion of the Extraordinary Missionary Year 2019.

St Thérèse de Lisieux, or popularly known as “the Little Flower”, was declared by Pope Pius XI, in 1927, as Patroness of the missions. Having never left the cloister, she was given this title alongside her co-patron the great St. Francis Xavier who travelled to many lands including our part of the world and even here in Malaysia to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. If St Francis Xavier represented the active dimension of mission, St Thérèse expresses its contemplative side.

His Grace would like to encourage the faithful to make pilgrimages to this church during this special year.


Father Michael Chua
Archdiocesan Chancery
528, Jalan Bukit Nanas,
Kuala Lumpur