I’ve heard of people getting excited to see a band, or a movie, or a play, but a severed forearm?
Yep. It’s the “Holy and uncorrupted forearm” of St. Francis Xavier, who died in 1552.
THE ARM is on a cross-Canada tour!
- Jan. 3: Quebec City.
- Jan. 5: St John’s.
- Jan. 7: Halifax.
- Jan. 8: Antigonish, N.S.
- Jan. 10: Kingston, Ont.
- Jan. 12-14: Toronto.
- Jan. 16: Winnipeg.
- Jan. 18: Saskatoon.
- Jan. 20: Regina.
- Jan. 21-22: Calgary.
- Jan. 24-25: Vancouver.
- Jan. 27: Victoria.
- Jan. 29-30: Montreal.
- Feb. 2: Ottawa.
And how does THE ARM get around? It has its own seat on Air Canada.
Let’s hope they keep the seat belt on in case of turbulence.
Traveling by plane in Canadian winter a real challenge for those accompanying Relic of St Francis Xavier with special cabin handling on Cross-Canada pilgrimage; after delay, it has now arrived in Quebec City for veneration on Wednesday #stfxcanada pic.twitter.com/t12Xb8jQGt— Terrence Prendergast (@archterentius) January 3, 2018
What makes THE ARM special? It’s said to have converted and baptized over 100,000 people