Ganjuran

Ganjuran is pilgrimage place and it was built by Dutch people who worked manages of Madukismo sugar factory. There is temple called the Sacred Heart of Jesus and located to the right of Ganjuran church building.

Nuance Javanese culture used by Schmutzer founded the church complex in Ganjuran and it process of inculturation. Known as someone, who believed in the Catholic religion, family Schmutzer wanted to revive sense of faith in context of Javanese culture. Schmutzer build a hospital, to help poor people, educate them and dignity to local residents by supporting local residents to continue with implement of the culture and local traditions, though ultimately rated understanding of Christianity.

Besides being place of worship, the church is also famous with Ganjuran temple. The church was also used as place of pilgrimage Catholic religion. The temple of Ganjuran been known since antiquity, many Catholic people come for pilgrimage and prayer. On the left side of temple, there is Ganjuran sacred springs flowed into the water tap.

Ganjuran temple always crowded by Catholic visitors, especially on religion holiday time.This pilgrimage place opens 24 hours for prayer. Ganjuran is one of religious pilgrimage place and many people came from various parts of Indonesia and abroad. The janitor at the church of Ganjuran said that from year to year is always increasing its visitors and pilgrims can also attends mass here.