On Thursday a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a Catholic relic comes to Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon.
Thousands of people are expected to visit for a chance to see the forearm and right hand of St Francis Xavier, patron saint of missions, which is considered a first class relic.
At more than 450 years old the incorrupt relic rarely leaves the Church of Gesu in Rome.
The Saskatoon stop will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday with events planned through the day.
At 7 p.m. a presentation at Holy Family is planned including information about the life of St Francis and the three graces.
The evening closes with a prayer and litany at 10 p.m.
The pilgrimage is a gift for the Church of Canada to close out 150 celebrations and is set to make two stops in Regina, on Friday at Champion College Chapel and Saturday at the Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish, before travelling to Alberta.