Large Crowds Drawn to Venerate St. Francis Xavier

Those who are interested in understanding what Catholicism means must be prepared to incorporate this mysterious phenomenon into their views of what moves the hearts of the people.

The crowds attracted to the relics of St. Francis Xavier are reminiscent those who flock to visit his fellow Patron of the Missions, St. Therese of Lisieux.

The right arm of St. Francis Xavier, which baptized tens of thousands, has been on tour in Canada throughout the past month.