My Patron Saint : St. Francis Xavier
By Xavier Bage
December 3, 2016 8:54am CST
Today is the feast day of my patron saint, St.Francis Xavier. My family celebrated the feast in a simple way. I have brought sweets to give to my foster children. St Francis spread the gospel in India, south-east Asian countries and Japan. Some facts about him : Saint Francis Xavier, S.J., was a Catholic missionary, born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre, and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus Born: April 7, 1506, Javier, Spain Died: December 3, 1552, Shangchuan Island, Taishan, China Body kept at: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa,India Education: Collège Sainte-Barbe (1525–1530) Parents: Doña Maria de Azpilcueta y Aznárez, Juan de Jaso He is venerated also by the Lutheran and the Anglican Churches.
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