Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shangchuan Island

St.Francis Xavier Mausoleum
St. Francis Xavier died on the island on December 2, 1552, as he was waiting for a ship to take him to mainland China.
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He was first buried on a beach at Shangchuan Island, Taishan, Guangdong. His incorrupt body was taken from the island in February 1553 and was temporarily buried in St. Paul's church in Portuguese Malacca on 22 March 1553. An open grave in the church now marks the place of Xavier's burial. Pereira came back from Goa, removed the corpse shortly after 15 April 1553, and moved it to his house. On 11 December 1553, Xavier's body was shipped to Goa. The body is now in the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, where it was placed in a glass container encased in a silver casket on 2 December 1637.
Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa
Peter Paul Rubens: St. Francis Xavier Raising the Dead

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