Major relic of Saint Francis Xavier to come to Canada, Jan. 3 to Feb. 2
The forearm of the most famous missionary saint is coming to Canada, January 3 to February 2, as part of a 14-city visit organized by the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the Canadian Jesuits and Catholic Christian Outreach, a national university student movement.
“Saint Francis Xavier is one of the most revered saints of all time,” says Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa. “He was a man of extraordinary courage and faith who shared the Gospel message of Jesus with thousands across southeast Asia, Goa and India.”
Permanently displayed at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, organizers believe