Sacred Heart Tours
Bom Jesu Church
The Basilica is significant to the Goans since it holds the mortal remains of one of the patron Saints of Goa – St. Francis Xavier
Francis Xavier died on board a ship and his body was taken to Malacca, also a Portuguese colony at that stage. It was later decided that he should be buried in Goa.
On the arrival of his body in Goa, more than 2 years after his death, people noticed that Francis Xavier’s body hadn’t decomposed.