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Basilica of Bom Jesus


Names and synonyms of the church: This is one among the most famous churches of India. The construction of the church has been in the year 1695. The implication of the name of church has been associated with the actual meaning of the status.

The church was sanctified by Fr. Alexia de Menezes who was the Archbishop of the Goa. It is the only church in the Old Goa which outside is not plastered. Basilica of Bom Jesus The meaning of the term “born Jesus” would reflect the meaning of good Jesus. After few years of its construction, Basilica of Bom Jesus is known as the part of world heritage site. Here you will find the facility to visit the body of holy saint. This is made open throughout the day for a public display. People from various parts of India as well as world have been seen visiting this wonderful place. 



Place: The church has been constructed in the city of Goa. People visiting the beach city would be overwhelmed to have a look at the wonderful place. This is just beside the capital city of Goa known as Panjim. The wonderful church has been included in the site of UNESCO world heritage. Good Jesus or Holy Jesus has been used as the infant Jesus. The work of construction of this wonderful church has started in the year 1695. This has become a landmark in the history of Christianity.

was completed on 15th May, 1605. In the year 1946, it was moved to the rank of a minor Basilica.   

Description: This church is quite old as compared to other churches. The wonderful place is around 400 years old but can be seen as a well maintained church. Saint Francis Xavier's body is seen to have kept in a well decorated casket. If you have a look at the photographs, it would be really wonderful with the display. In the Solemn exhibition, the display of body takes place in every ten years. Basilica of Bom Jesus It consists of the body of St. Francis Xavier who was a close pal of St. Ignatius Loyola with whom he set up the Society of Jesus. He was died at the Sancian Island while on the way of China.

You can also have a look at the photos which would provide you with a wonderful display. The art work at that point of time is known as the murals.  It is said that the saint had astounding powers of healing.



Interesting facts about the place: The body of the legend, Francis Xavier has been taken to Malacca at first. There after the body was again been shipped back to Goa. According to many people, after the death of St F. Xavier, the body remained as fresh as he was alive till the time he was buried. Huge number of devotees available was still attracted with the saint. Even the non Christian people were really happy to visit the church and have a look at the body of saint.


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