St Francis Xavier Art Photos
St Francis Xavier (1506-52) is considered one of the greatest of all Christian missionaries. He took vows as a Jesuit around the founding of that order, and was the first Jesuit to be sent, as a representative of the Portuguese King, to the East Indies, including Goa, Ceylon, Malacca, and lastly, Japan. Francis traveled thousands of miles under very difficult conditions for his missionary work. He is known for adjusting to the customs of the countries where he worked and for training local clerics. His converts are estimated to have been in the hundreds of thousands. He is credited with miracles. He is patron saint of all foreign missions.
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|Miracles of St Francis Xavier painting (c1617-8) by Peter Paul Rubens at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.||San Xavier statue on High altar of Mission San Xavier del Bac. Tucson, AZ.||St Francis Xavier on front of Old Cathedral. Vincennes, IN.||St Francis Xavier painting (1870) by Wilhelm Lamprecht at Old Cathedral. Vincennes, IN.|
|St Pacià altarpiece (1688-89) by Joan Roig over of death of St Francis Xavier sculpture (1687) by Andreu Sala at Barcelona Cathedral. Barcelona, Spain.||St Francis Xavier church (1959) plateresque facade. Phoenix, AZ. Style: Spanish revival. Architect: J. Earl Trudeau.||St Francis Xavier church stained glass windows. Phoenix, AZ.||St Francis Xavier & St Nicolas painted on Moralt Haus. Bad Tölz, Germany.|
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