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Thursday, December 3, 2015
For All the Saints: Francis Xavier
Honored today on both Roman Catholic and Protestant calendars is Saint Francis Xavier, SJ (April 7, 1506-December 3, 1552). He was co-founder of the Society of Jesus, was thus a friend of Ignatius of Loyola, and was among the first seven Jesuits who took their vows in 1534. Canonized in 1622, he is known as a missionary to Asia. See: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1218&calendar=1