Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Sunday December 2th, 2018

St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was born in the castle of Xavier in Navarre, Spain. In 1525 he went to Paris where he met St. Ignatius Loyola and with whom he received Holy Orders in Venice in 1537. In 1540 he was sent to evangelize India. He labored in western India, the island of Ceylon, Malacca, Molucca Islands, island of Mindanao (Philippines), and Japan. In 1552 he started on a voyage to China but died on Sancian Island.

 

Itís almost 450 years since Francis Xavier, one of the founders of the Jesuit order, died in China in 1552. But he still attracts Christians from all over during the six-week decennial exposition.

 

 

 

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