Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, S.J., one of the most famous early Jesuits. He was a close companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits. Francis Xavier led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time. He was influential in the spreading and upkeep of Catholicism most notably in India, but also ventured into Japan, Borneo, the Maluku Islands, and other areas which had thus far not been visited by Christian missionaries. It was a goal of Xavier to one day reach China, but he died just before reaching the mainland.
Francis Xavier was born on April 7, 1506 in his family’s small castle in Navarre, a Basque area in the Pyrenees. In September 1525 he went to begin studies at the College of Sainte-Barbe in the University of Paris. His roommate was the soon-to-be Saint Peter Faber (Pierre Favre) from…
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William, I don’t know if you can see this from your side, but something has happened to your blog, the post are just fragments of letters and the pics on the right are split. Maybe it is my computer, but I thought I would let you know just in case.
Is there a way do you know to get Teilhard de Chardins books published on to Kindle? How can we publicise his work more widely ?
Many of the books available on the Community Books list on the site are available for download in Kindle format for free. Sometimes the formatting is not great but the price is. There may be an easier way to get it on a Kindle but I download to my Kindle for Mac and then I can access it with my Kindle through Whispersync.
Thanks so much