07/26/2005

Old Goa - Bom Jesus Jesuit Church

  

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 The church of Bom Jesus, "Good" or "Infant" Jesus, is known principally for the tomb of St. Francis Xavier.

 In 1946, it became the first church of India to be elevated to the status of Minor Basilica. One of the richest churches in Goa, it is covered with marble and inlaid with precious stones and paintings depicting the life of St. Francis Xavier. This basilica, where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are kept, is the best specimen of baroque architecture in India. St. Francis's body was brought to Goa almost 150 years after his death. It was a gift from Medici, Cosimo III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. It now lies in an airtight glass coffin, placed inside a silver casket fashioned by a 17th century Florentine jeweller. The chapel attracts large numbers of visitors every year. 

 

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07/25/2005

Old Goa - 1964 Public exposition of St Francis Xavier's Body

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1. Being ferried across the harbour.

 

page 44 Goa 3 a

2. Goa new town viewed from the sky (Indian Airlines Dakota).

 

page 44 Goa 3 b
 

3. Praying around the relic of Saint Francis Xavier

 

page 44 Goa 3 c
 

4. Pilgrims in attendance.

 

page 44 Goa 3 d

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Old Goa - 1964 Public exposition of St Francis Xavier's body in Bom Jesus Church

  

1. Old Goa Bom Jesus Church - St Francis Xavier altar. 

page 43 Goa 2 a
 

2. St Francis Xavier's body reliquary.

 page 43 Goa 2 b

 

3. John De Ridder and Justin Maloney on the esplanade next to Goa Se Cathedral Church. On the pedestal: Luis de Camoes statue.

 

page 43 Goa 2 c
 

4. Devotees hurrying to the church.

 

page 43 Goa 2 d

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1964 Bombay Eucharistic Congress - Paul VI celebrating Holy Mass

Solemn Eucharist of Paul VI, on the elevated ground for better vision by the assembly.

 

page 46 Goa 5 a

 

page 46 Goa 5 b

 

page 46 Goa 5 c

 

page 46 Goa 5 d

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1964 Bombay Eucharistic Congress - Altar location

Pope Paul VI and Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, entering the altar esplanade.

 

page 45 Goa 4 a
 

 

page 45 Goa 4 b

 

page 45 Goa 4 c

 

page 45 Goa 4 d

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1964 Bombay Eucharistic Congress - Train journey

1. Bombay - India Gate - Taj Mahal Hotel

 

page 51 Goa 1 a
 

2. Crossing the harbour

 

page 51 Goa 1 b
 

 

3. Holy Mass on the railway platform during the Calcutta - Bombay train journey

 page 51 Goa 1 c 

4. Chelidanga families in the Asansol party 

page 51 Goa 1 d

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