Joseph Vaz's birthplace
Fr Richard is currently visiting Goa, with a view to helping a prospective Oratory there. He has sent us these photographs of Blessed Joseph Vaz's birthplace, and the former Oratory in Goa. Joseph Vaz, the great Oratorian Apostle of Ceylon, will be canonized next week, during the Holy Father's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka. Friday 16th January is the feast day of the soon-to-be Saint Joseph Vaz, and there will be Solemn Benediction at 6.30pm. On Sunday 18th January there will be a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving, with the singing of the Te Deum at 11 o'clock.
The house where Joseph Vaz was born:
The former Oratory Church in Goa: