St. Francis Xavier Relic Pilgrimage

A major relic of St. Francis Xavier is coming to Canada from Rome. There will be opportunities to venerate the relic at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

Who was St. Francis Xavier?

St. Francis Xavier was a famous Jesuit missionary to India and Japan, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to faith. It is said that he was the greatest missionary since St. Paul the Apostle. The major relic that will be venerated during the pilgrimage is his right arm, usually venerated at the Church of the Gesù in Rome. It is rare that this relic leaves its usual home, and so this is a unique opportunity to venerate and to thank God for the work of this great missionary, and for the gift of faith.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, January 5th 12:10 p.m. = Mass, with the relic present
  • All afternoon = Veneration open to the public
  • 7:00 p.m. = Archdiocesan celebration of Prayer Service,                                                                                 Confessions and Veneration of the Relic.

Location                                                                                                                                                          Basilica of St. john the Baptist, 200 Military Road, St. John's, NL

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