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Xavier, St Francis

Line breaks: St Fran|cis Xavier
Pronunciation: /ˈzavɪə
 
, ˈzeɪv-/

Definition of Xavier, St Francis in English:

( 1506–52), Spanish Catholic missionary; known as the Apostle of the Indies. One of the original seven Jesuits, from 1540 he travelled to southern India, Sri Lanka, Malacca, the Moluccas, and Japan, making thousands of converts. Feast day, 3 December.

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