Dec.3rd is the feast day of St.Francis Xavier and it was celebrated in St.Francis Xavier’s Church,Kaloor for three days with great piety and joy in a glittering mass, a procession and dramas.
St.Francis came to India about 4oo years back and worked ceaselessly for the conversion of souls to God. His tremendous effort enabled many to join the Christian faith. God rewarded him by keeping his body with out corruption till this date. His incorruptible body is kept in a silver casket in Bom Jesus Basilica in Goa.
When I was working in Goa, I used to travel to Kolhapur in Maharastra at least twice a month. On the way I stopped at the Basilica in Old Goa and prayed to the Saint.
Time has flown fast. I am now living in Kochi, However, I make it a point to go to St.Francis Church at Kaloor at least on his feast day. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.