St. Francis Xavier 1506-1552; Feast Day: December 3
Francis Xavier was one of the first companions and founders of the Society of Jesus. He became a close friend of Ignatius Loyola at the University of Paris. Xavier came to share Ignatius' vision through making the Spiritual Exercises, and realized that vision through missionary labors in India, Indonesian archipelago and Japan. He was the first Jesuit to go out to people of non-European culture.
Learn about a Contemporary View of His Life and Work by Debra Mooney - written, video (see below), brochure (see below)
- In The Footsteps of St. Francis Xavier
- Life Overview of St. Francis from The Catholic Information Network
- St. Francis Xavier biography
- Francis Xavier facts
- St. Francis Xavier timeline
- Prayers of St. Francis
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