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The Relic of St. Francis Xavier to Visit St. Francis Xavier CHS, Hammond

The Relic of St. Francis Xavier is currently on pilgrimage through 15 cities across Canada. The Relic is the right forearm and hand of St. Francis Xavier, who is said to have baptized more than 100,000 people during his time as a member of the first group of Jesuit missionaries. St. Francis Xavier led an extensive mission into Asia, and was influential in evangelization work, most notably in India. Incorrupt, his forearm has not experienced decay since his death in 1552.

The Relic pilgrimage is the first time such an event has taken place in many generations, and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to honour one of the greatest missionaries and evangelists of the Catholic church.

On Friday, February 2, the relic will be present at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Hammond.

A one hour general assembly will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m., and attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and view the Relic.

Members of the Catholic school community are welcome to attend. Please call the school to register your attendance at 613-487-2913.

The Relic of St. Francis Xavier