Feast of St Francis Xavier Held with Devotion - Pics

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Pics by Rajtilak Naik in Panaji

December 3, 2007 (10-55 pm)

The Mass proceedings

Thousands of devotees including pilgrims outside the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Old Goa

The Mass entrance

Vigilant police personnel keeping a close watch on the feast proceedings at Old Goa

 Burning candles

A young faithful praying on the feet of St Francis Xavier

The choir

People during the feast mass

Chief minister Kamat and other dignitaries seen during the feast mass

The feast stalls

Panaji, Dec 3: The annual feast of St Francis Xavier or locally known as the feast of 'Goencho Saib'was celebrated with great faith and enthusiasm on Monday.

Thousands of devotees of all religions and castes assembled for the feast Mass in the courtyard of the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church in Old Goa.

Rev Valerian D'Souza, Bishop of Poona, led the Mass proccedings in the august presence of Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao and other priests.

On the political side, those present included Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and wife, transport ministerPandurang Madkaikar, PWD Minister Churchill Alemao and others.


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  • Mary D'Souza, Old-Goa, Carambolim

    Tue, Dec 04 2007

    Although I am very far in Bahrain, I saw in the net and was very happy to see people enjoying the feast with pleasure. We all miss this opportunity, and hoping that for next year to be present on this lovely occasion.

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  • Rick, Goa

    Tue, Dec 04 2007

    Whenever I get asked the question so where are you from ? My reply - "Goa" to which most people beamup up like a light bulb with the sheer exuberant beauty of the place and say.... Goa !!!! Wow its a really beautiful place... I plan on going there again soon. I sincerely hope we Goans realise how blessed we are to recieve that harmonious response because of our famous beautiful state and its rich merry culture and hopefully they all will make it more beautiful by their presence and celebrate all things Goan ! - Rick Fernandes Bon Fest !

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