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Francis Xavier
b. April 7, 1506 – d. December 3, 1552 • Jesuit • Missionary
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Francis Xavier, St
Francis Xavier, St (1506–52), ‘Apostle of the Indies’ and ‘of *Japan’. He was one of the greatest of Christian missionaries, and an original member of the *Jesuits. The son of an aristocratic Spanish-Basque family, he was born in Navarre. While studying at the University of Paris, he met St *Ignatius
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Xavier, Francis
Xavier, Francis(1506–52). The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier was a Spanish missionary priest who spent 11 years preaching and teaching in India and Japan. He became known as the Apostle of the Indies and was eventually canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic church.Francis Xavier was born on April
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Francis Xavier
Francis Xavier (1506–15). Jesuit missionary in Asia who was born in Navarre, Spain. He studied in the same institution where Ignatius of ⇒Loyola was a student. This circumstance led to his conversion in 1533. By 1541, already ordained to the priesthood and a member of the Company of Jesus, he left for
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Francis Xavier, St
Francis Xavier, St. (1506–1562). Known as the Apostle to the Indies, Francis Xavier is renowned as one of the most famous and effective Roman Catholic missionaries in Christian history. Francis, named after the Xavier castle near his birthplace in Navarre, Spain, met *Ignatius of Loyola while a student
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Francis Xavier
MissionariesFrancis XavierFirst missionary to Japan“Be great in little things.”Within five years of its founding, the Order of the Jesuits was already famous for religious zeal. Word of Jesuit preaching and care of the sick in central Italy had spread throughout the Continent, and Catholic
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Xavier, Francis
Xavier, Francis (1506–1552)A member of the Society of Jesus who evangelized in the East Indies and JapanBorn in the Spanish part of Navarre, Francis Xavier was the youngest son of a Basque high official, Juan de Yasu (and Juan’s wife, Maria). During border struggles between France and Spain, the Xavier