St. Francis Xavier Old Goa Church Basilica Bom Jesus Travel

Basilica Of Bom Jesus Goa Lies body of St Francis Xavier

About St Francis Xavier Francis Xavier was born in the royal castle of Xavier, in the Kingdom of Navarre, on 7 April 1506 according to a family register. He was the youngest son of Juan de Jasso y Atondo, seneschal of Xavier castle, who belonged to a prosperous farming family and had acquired a doctorate in law at the University of Bologna. Basque was his mother tongue. Juan later became a privy counsellor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre (Jean d'Albret).
Francis's mother was Doña María de Azpilcueta y Aznárez, sole heiress of two noble Navarrese families. He was related through her to the great theologian and philosopher Martín de Azpilcueta. St Francis Xavier is lovingly considered as the Patron Saint of Goa.
Thousands of devotees enter the Basilica of Bom Jesus - Old Goa, everyday to pay their respects to their beloved saint. Apart from this, many devotees also come to the Shrine of St Francis Xavier to pray and place their petitions before the saint. Many people have been rewarded with miracles and their prayers have been answered.

Travel to Basilica Of Bom Jesus GoaTo reach The Basilica of Bom Jesus from Dabolim Airport you have to take a cab/ taxi from the airport. It will take you around 30 - 50mins (24kms) from the airport depending on the traffic. The cost of the cab maybe around Rs.700 – Rs.1000.
To reach The Basilica of Bom Jesus from Thivim Railway Station you have to take a cab/ taxi/ bus from the station.
It will take you around 45mins to 1hr to (31kms) from Thivim Railway Station to The Basilica of Bom Jesus. The cost of the cab maybe around Rs.800 – Rs.1200.

Exposition of St Francis Xavier bosy takes place every ten years to venerate the body of this Saint. The next exposition is suppose to be held in the year 2024. Many a pilgrims await for this day. Planning has to be done well in advance. Especially families with small children need to do their travel booking much in advance. Tickets by domestic flights / international airways need to make plan atleast 3 months in advance.

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