St. Francis Xavier relic to visit Montreal

2018-01-22

St. Francis Xavier's relic in Quebec city.As part of its Canadian pilgrimage, this relic will be in Montreal January 28-30, 2018. This is a rare opportunity to venerate the incorrupt, first-class relic of one of the greatest missionaries and evangelists since St. Paul the Apostle.


Permanently displayed at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, organizers believe this is the first time the relic has been on Canadian soil. His body, which is buried in Goa, India, as well as the relic of his arm, are incorrupt, they have not experienced natural decay since his death in 1552.

Organizers expect close to 100,000 people will visit the various events across the country, the same number of people it is believed Francis baptized with his right arm and hand.

Schedule:

Sunday, 28 January 2018  
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Basilique Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
1085 Cathédrale St, Montreal, QC H3B 2V3
5:00 pm Mass
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Public Veneration
Monday, 29 January 2018
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Basilique Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde
1085 Cathédrale St, Montreal, QC H3B 2V3
11:00 am to 12 noon Public Veneration
12:10 pm Mass (in the side chapel)
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Public Veneration
5:00 pm Mass (in the side chapel)
5:30 pm to 10:00 pm Public Veneration
(7:00 pm Relic Talk: Life of St Francis Xavier and the 3 graces - with +Lépine)
10:00 pm Closing Prayer: Litany of St Francis Xavier
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
St. Francis Xavier Mission/Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Kahnawake Catholic Church
1 River Road, Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0
9:30 am to 11:00 am Public Veneration
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
St Ignatius of Loyola Church
4455 West Broadway, Montreal, Quebec H4B 2A7
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Public Veneration
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Church of the Gesù
1202 de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3B 3J3
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Public Veneration
8:30 pm Closing Prayer: Litany of St Francis Xavier


The relic pilgrimage is a gift for the Church in Canada at the close of our 150th anniversary year, bringing the famous relic of St. Francis Xavier to North America for the first time in generations.

More details here

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