Goan

Here are some of the saints and feast that our Goan brethren honour:-

The feast of Saint Francis Xavier is celebrated on 3rd December. It is a large celebration in Velha Goa, Goa and beyond. In India St. Francis Xavier is called Gõi-cho Saib (Master of Goa) and the place Velha Goa, is also called Saibachem Goem (St. Francis Xavier's Goa).

 

Our Lady of Good Health

(ஆரோக்கிய மாதா Arokia Matha in Tamil language), also known as Our Lady of Vailankanni, is a celebrated Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary believed to have appeared in the town of Velankanni, Tamil Nadu, India. Traditional beliefs surrounding the Marian apparition is held to have occurred to a young boy delivering milk to the neighbourhood when the Virgin Mary, carrying a child Jesus, is said to have appeared. This apparition has not been approved by the Holy See. A Basilica was erected by Portuguese and Indians is presently standing in this site. The iconic depiction of the Madonna is also unique since it is one of two only icons where Mary is portrayed wearing an Indian Sari costume, while the other statue is said to have been buried with Emperor Aurangzeb. The basilica is known for its pilgrims from all over India and its assembly of multilingual prayers every Christmas.