St. Francis Xavier Relic attracted nearly 80,000 pilgrims
Nearly 80,000 people across Canada thronged to see the relic of St. Francis Xavier that made a coast-to-coast pilgrimage Dec. 26-Feb. 3.
Angele Regnier, co-founder of Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) who accompanied every step of the pilgrimage, said the local bishops and priests were astonished by numbers.
“There’s a lot of hope that’s been inspired through the pilgrimage, especially the faithful, the priests, the bishops, seeing so many thousands of people come,” Regnier said.
D’Arcy Murphy was the guard for the St. Francis Xavier Relic pilgrimage in Canada
The right hand and forearm of the Jesuit missionary who baptized and blessed tens of