In 1577, the villagers who were living in Talaulim in Goa purchased a plot of land on which a small monastery was to be built to ease the process of conversion. Though the monasterywas constructed, it was not dedicated to any saint.
|The church of St. Anne of Goa, India|
|Interior - The church of St. Anne of Goa, India|
The Church of St Anne is situated on the right bank of the Siridao River.The present church was reconstructed by Mons Francisco do Rego with his own money. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, he could not complete the construction and Father Antonio Francisco da Cunha was bestowed with the responsibility of completing the construction of the church. The church was finally completed in 1965. Regally nestled in the lush hills of Santana, Talaulim, the Church of Anne was declared a "national monument" during the Portuguese era. Upon Goa's annexation by India, the aforementioned structure was embraced as "national monuments" by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).