St. Francis Xavier Statue
St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552), was a friend and classmate of Ignatius Loyola at the University of Paris and one of the original founders of the Society of Jesus. He is most honored for his missionary accomplishments particularly in India, Southeast Asia and Japan.
The statue of the University's patron saint is depicted wearing a standard Jesuit cassock, holding a liturgical book and wearing Japanese sandals to represent the years he spent in Japan. St. Xavier is posed reaching out in a welcoming gesture with his right hand as visitors enter the campus on St. Francis Xavier Way.
Artist: Tom Tsuchiya
Dedicated: December 2, 2011 as part of the University's celebration of St. Francis' feast day on Dec. 3
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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER