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Francis Xavier, Saint , 1506-1552



  • Existence: 1506 - 1552

Biographical Note

Francis Xavier was born in Navarre and studied at the University of Paris, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. He joined the Company of Jesus and at the request of King John III of Portugal, prepared to work in the missions of India. Francis Xavier visited India, Malaya and Japan before his death.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of the quadricentennial celebration of St. Francis Xavier's arrival in Japan and related photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents

Six photographs from the Quadricentennial Celebration of St. Francis Xavier's Arrival in Japan observed in Nagasaki, Japan. The collection also includes photographs of Xavier Castle (Navarre, Spain), the remains of the Jesuit Church and Rectory in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb, the rebuilt Jesuit Rectory in Hiroshima and, the monument to St. Francis Xavier in Yamagughi, Japan.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: probably 1943-1949; Majority of material found in 1949 - 1949

Francis Xavier letter

Scope and Contents

Letter written to King John III of Portugal from India, referring to Portuguese subjects in the Far East, whom the Saint commends for reward and recognition. Includes references to Fernão Mendes Pinto, the famous traveller and writer.

Restrictions on access

Fragile original; available digitally. Access restricted to the digital version.

Dates: 1552 January 31