Xavier's day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of a legendary figure who had earned his name by preaching and nursing the sick and contributing to the formation of Society of Jesus and to understand and value the substance attached to the name of St. Francis Xavier. The merriment began on 3rd December, with songs sung by the College Choir and reciting of readings from Bible, Gita, Quran and Guru Granth Sahib implying that every religion asserts and upholds one thing called-FAITH.
Francis Xavier, born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Roman Catholic missionary born in Xavier, Kingdom of Navarre (now part of Spain), and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was a student of Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits, dedicated at Montmartre in 1534. Francis Xavier was the first Jesuit missionary.
During the period of eleven and a half years, Xavier had travelled about eighty thousand kilometers in over fifty kingdoms baptizing over thirty thousand people from various beliefs and cultures. He was appointed the first Indian Jesuit Provincial in 1551. He started the first institution of Christian higher education, namely, St. Paul's College, Goa. In 1662 Pope Gregory XV
Xavier's Day Celebration
at College Campus
canonized Francis Xavier together with
Ignatius of Loyola. St. Francis has been declared the patron of the Oriental Church.
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