Nine-day pilgrimage of prayer with St Francis Xavier


Nine-day pilgrimage of prayer with St Francis Xavier News Story
Conversion of Paravas by Francis Xavier in 1542.

Australian Catholics is inviting Parishes and Schools to join in a special pilgrimage of prayer during the Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier’s visit to Australia.

The Holy Relic - the baptising right arm of St Francis Xavier - is journeying throughout Australia from 16 September to 3 December, as part of the National Pilgrimage of Grace.

The nine stages of the Australian Catholics’ pilgrimage of prayer form a novena, with each stage focusing on a period in Francis’ life.

The novena need not be made over nine consecutive days: rather, it can be made in your own time as you follow in the footsteps of this inspirational saint.

Download a PDF of the prayer at Australian Catholics

As part of the National Pilgrimage of Grace, the Holy Relic will visit the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta from Tuesday 27 November, leaving St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta on the morning of Friday 30 November. Click here for full details.


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