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Bio of the Jesuit saint Francis Xavier and book report/review on "Francis Xavier and the Jesuit missions in the Far East"
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Name: Date: Institution: St. Francis Xavier San Francisco de Xavier was a saint and Jesuit missionary, universally identified in English as St. Francis Xavier as well as referred to as the "Apostle of the Indies." Francis was the youngest lad of Juan de Jasso, then a privy councilor to a king of Navarre, Jean dAlbret , and his spouse, Maria de Azpilcueta y Xavier, the only heiress of two loyal Navarrese families.
In 1524 he attended the University of Paris, where he enrolled in the College of St. Barbara, which was back then the headquarters of both the Spanish and the Portuguese students and in 1528 he was selected university lecturer in Aristotelian philosophy at the College de Beauvais. In 1530 he enrolled for his degree in Master of Arts. Xavier and the Savoyard Pierre Lefevre, with whom he shared his lodge, had by now in 1529 made the associate of Ignatius of Loyla – who also like St. Francis was a local of the Spanish Basque state. Ignatius did succeed, even if in St. Francis' case after a little opposition, in gaining their kindness for his missionary scheme; furthermore they were among the companionship of seven persons, as well as Loyola himself, who took up the novel Jesuit vow on the 15th of August 1534. They kept back in Paris for two years more; but on November the 15th, 1536, they set off for Italy, to concert together with Ignatius' plot of converting Muslims of Palestine. ...
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