St. Francis Xavier: A Modern View of his Life and Work

St. Francis Xavier, one of St. Ignatius Loyola's closest friends and an original founding companion of the Society of Jesus, is most honored by the Catholic Church, other Christian churches, and the Jesuit order for his missionary accomplishments particularly in India, Southeast Asia and Japan. He was born in 1506 in the family castle in the Basque region of northern Spain, the fifth and youngest child of noble, wealthy, and pious parents.

To learn more about the life and work of St. Francis Xavier, watch this video written and narrated by Debra K. Mooney, Ph.D.