St.Francis Xavier, born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta, on 7th April 1506 was the sixth and last child born to Dr. Joao de Xavier and Maria d’Aspilcueta at Xavier castle, Navarra(now part of Spain). He was a Roman Catholic missionary who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Asia and was the co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Francis Xavier was beatified by Pope Paul V on 25th October 1619, and was canonized by Pope Gregory XV on 22nd March 1622. Pope Pius XI proclaimed him the "Patron of Catholic Missions". His feast is celebrated on 3rd December. The body of St Francis Xavier which miraculously defied the laws of nature, of turning into dust, lies till this day in a silver casket in the Church of Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa, India. Ceremonies to honor his death are performed on December 3rd, all over the World, the day he was buried . The exposition of the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier which is held every 10 years will be held this November from 22nd of November 2014 till 4th of January 2015, which will be the 17th public Exposition of the Sacred Relics of the Saint. The theme for this Exposition is " Faith Creates Communion, Strengthens Family, Commissions to Renew the Society " / " Bhavart Ekchar Rochta, Kuttumb Thirayta, Somaz Novsorunk Pattoyta "
. This Official website of the Exposition of the Sacred Relics of St. Francis Xavier 2014 will try and help you with all the information you seek to make your Pilgrimage of faith in Goa fruitful and enriching.
The sacred relics of St Francis Xavier lies in a silver casket in the Church of Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa, India.
In Goa the body of St. Francis was first buried near the main alter of S. Paulo church, Old Goa.
When this church was demolished in 1560, the body was exhumed and was kept in the rector’s room and later in the room of the novice master, in the chapel of S. Tome, in the sacristy and finally it was taken to Bom Jesus Basilica,Old Goa where it lies today.
Misa Uprant Magnnem
Bapa,tujea puta Jezuchea jeunnant
tuvem amkam vantto dilai
ani tujea Puta sovem amkam ek keleant.
Jezu borobor ravun
bhavartache kholayen vaddunk
amkam adar di
ani Bhagevont Fransisk Xaviera bhaxen
amkam Jezuche govai kor.
Bhavartache kholayen bhavarteam sovem ekchar rochunk,
bhavartachea bollan kuttumbik jivit
Jezuche xikounne pormonne
ani he povitrtayen somaz novsorunk
amkam Jezuchim hurbevont hatiaram kor.
Bhagevont Fransisk Xavierachea relikanche dakounnek
amkam bhavartan toyar kor
ani Povitr Atmeachea uzvaddan ani bollan
novsornni haddunk ho soeg amkam follvont zaum.
Prayer after mass
Loving Father, through the partaking in this Eucharistic Celebration,
You unite us , with Your son Jesus.
We thank you for making us worthy, to share in His meal of love.
We ask, to deepen our Faith in you,
And like St. Francis Xavier, may we also be witnesses of Christ.
May our faith find expression in our actions,
So that we are able to communicate and connect with all our brethren.
Strengthen our Families and make them holy.
May the grace we receive through Faith, lead us to live,
In accordance to the teachings of Jesus.
Grant that we may become His spirited instruments to renew society.
May we prepare ourselves in Faith ,for the Solemn Exposition,
Of the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier.
And may this occasion be an opportunity for a fruitful renewal
Of our lives .
Allow Your Holy Spirit to guide us in grace and wisdom.
Prayer for the Family
God, our Heavenly Father,
You are our Creator,
You nurture us, through the wonderful gift of our family,
So that we may experience the fullness of your love.
May our families grow to love and forgive each other everyday.
In doing so, may we unite in the love of Jesus,
And find joy in service to community.
May we, by our exemplary lives,
Contribute to the renewal of society.
Grant that we may also be zealous in Faith, at all times,
Even more, as we prepare for the Solemn Exposition of the
Sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier.
Mary, our mother, protect and keep us in your loving care.
Intercede for us that we may grow in grace and wisdom.
Bless us always with good health.
Kuttumba Pasot Magnnem
Bapa tuvem mon’xak rochloi
ani kuttumba vorvim taka posloi ani vaddoiloi.
Amchea kuttumba pasot ami tuka argham ditanv.
Amchem kuttumbh Jezuchea mogan ekttai,
eka-mekachea mogan ani bhogsonnean vaddoi
ani somudayik monan thiray.
Amchea jivitache bore dekhi vorvim
somazant novsornni haddunk amkam adar di
ani Bhagevont Fransisk Xavierache relikanche dakhounnek
hurben ani bhavartan amkam toyar kor.
Marie amche Maie,
amchem kuttumb tuje aasrea khal samball
ani tuje mozotin kurpen, zannvayen ani bore bolayken vaddoi.