|Inside the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa. www.lonelyplanet.com|
|world famous Basilica of Bom Jesus where the Relics of St. Francis Xavier are enshrined .www.goacom.com|
|The ornamented entrance to the church.en.wikipedia.org|
The Basilica of Bom Jesus is approximately 183 ft in length, 55 ft in breath and 61 ft in height. Its main altar rises to a height of 54 ft and is 30 ft broad.
The main feature is the basilica contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier; a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola. The casket, in which the body of St. Francis is kept, is made of pure silver. The casket was the gift of the last of the Medicis, Cosimo III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany.It is said the saint's body is still as fresh as the day it was buried.Every ten Every
|Relics of St. Francis Xavier at Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa.www.youtube.com|