Clark Mountain Musings

Saturday, December 03, 2005

St Francis Xavier

St Francis Xavier bears the name of the church where Grandma and Grandpa Clark Mountain have attended church for many years and on the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church he is the Saint of the day.

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.


http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06233b.htm

http://www.catholicculture.org/lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2005-12-03

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