Saint Francis was born in Spain in the year 1506. When studying at Paris he joint St. Ignatius of Loyola and was ordained priest at Rome in 1537. He spent himself in works of charity and in 1541 he went to the East where for ten years he preached the Gospel in India and Japan and brought many to the true faith. He died in the year 1552 on th Chinese island of Shangchwan.
Prayer: Lord God, You won many peoples to Yourself by preaching of Sant Francs Xavier. Give us the same zeal that he had for the faith, and let Your Church rejoice to see the virtue and the number of her children increase throughout the world. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 3 December 2016
A Christian Pilgrim