Saturday, July 9, 2011
A VISIT TO COLOANE, MACAU
Coloane Island, Macau, China is the premier among the two Macau islands. The most famed among the Macau popular destinations Coloane Island is connected to the Taipa Island by a 2.2km long dual Causeway, built in 1969.
Dankey also visited the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier , of the São Francisco Xavier Parish. The chapel, built in 1928, is located on the southern coast of the island and stands near a monument commemorating a victory over pirates in 1910.
The chapel used to contain some of the most sacred Christian relics in Asia, including the remains of 26 foreign and Japanese Catholic priests who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, as well as those of some of the Japanese Christians who were killed during the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637.
Among them was a bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier, who died in 1552 on Sanchuan Island, 50 miles (80 km) from Macau, before it was transferred to Saint Joseph's Seminary and the Sacred Art Museum.
Plan your Macau tour and take pleasure in the scenic spots in the isles of Macau, China, Asia.