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St. Francis Xavier Relic Pilgrimage

St. Francis Xavier Relic Pilgrimage - Saturday, 13 January 2018 St Francis Xavier Church 5650 Mavis Rd, Mississauga, ON L5V 2X5 9:00 am Mass 9:30 am to 11:30 am Public Veneration 11:30 am Mass 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Public Veneration 5:00 pm Mass 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Public Veneration (6:00 pm Relic Talk: LIfe of St Francis Xavier and the 3 graces) (7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Confessions) 11:00 pm Closing Prayer: Litany of St Francis Xavier The forearm of one of the most famous missionary saints is coming to Canada for what organizers say is the first time. Saint Francis Xavier’s forearm, which has not experienced natural decay since his death in 1552, is available for public veneration, in 14 cities. With this hand, Xavier was responsible for baptizing more than 100,000 people in his lifetime and the Church only occasionally permits the relic to be removed from its usual display at the the Church of the Gesù in Rome.. Selena Kovachis.5650 Mavis Rd, Mississauga