Thousands come to venerate St. Francis Xavier relic
They lined up around the block and waited hours just to catch a five second glimpse of a 465-year-old, incorrupt arm.
That arm baptized 100,000 people. It carried the Word of God halfway around the world. It reached out across cultures and into the lives of millions. It was the arm of St. Francis Xavier — missionary, co-founder of the Jesuits, man of God.
The relic is on a cross-Canada tour, and will make a stop in Calgary Jan. 21-22 at S. Albert The Great and St. Michael’s parish. More information can be found on the diocesan website
Between 8,000 and 9,000 showed