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Japanese samurai who ‘remained rock solid for Christ’ beatified

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Takayama Ukon was be beatified on February 7. Marist Father Paul Glynn shares some history from his amazing life. ST Francis Xavier strode manfully from a small boat into feudal Japan on the feast of Mary’s Assumption, August 15, 1549, the day he had taken his vows as a Jesuit. There was no semblance of a dictionary that translated Japanese ... Read More »

Catholics in Goa flock to St Francis Xavier exposition

St Francis Xavier

EXPECTING more than 5 million pilgrims for the once-a-decade exposition of the body of St Francis Xavier in Goa, the Catholic Church in the former Portuguese colony is working to ensure the event is “spiritually nourishing” for the visitors. “This is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our faith,” said Archbishop Filipe de Rosario Ferrao of Goa, the tiny Indian state ... Read More »

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