April 22, 2024

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Letter to the Jesuits of Europe by St. Francis Xavier from Amboina in India

Letter to the Jesuits of Europe by St. Francis Xavier from Amboina in India, May 10th 1546 “I have decided to go to the Moro Islands to assist the Christians in spiritual matters, exposing myself to every danger of death, placing all my confidence and hope in God our Lord, desiring to conform myself, in keeping… Continue reading Letter to the Jesuits of Europe by St. Francis Xavier from Amboina in India

Letter from St. Francis Xavier to Francisco Mansilhas SJ

“May God our Lord grant us in time the gift to perceive His holy will. He wishes that we should always be ready to fulfil it whenever he manifests it to us and lets us feel it within our souls. To fare well in this life, we must be pilgrims ready to go wherever we… Continue reading Letter from St. Francis Xavier to Francisco Mansilhas SJ

Traditional Novena Prayer – Novena of Grace

O most kind and loving saint, in union with you I adore the most divine majesty. The memory of the favours with which God blessed you during life, and of your glory after death, fills me with joy. And I unite with you in offering to him my humble tribute of thanksgiving and praise. I… Continue reading Traditional Novena Prayer – Novena of Grace

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community Center, Ghaka Mittar, Pakistan

Ghaka Mittar, a small village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan with an approximate population of 5,000 inhabitants. Majority of the population of the town is Muslim but there are approximately 1000 Christians residing in this village below the poverty line and for being uneducated, are forced to work as domestic workers or laborers… Continue reading St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community Center, Ghaka Mittar, Pakistan

Jesuits in Sri Lanka

According to Fr S G Perera, a well-known Jesuit Historian in the Church of Sri Lanka, the first arrival of the Jesuits in the country, then known as Ceylon, goes back to the time of St Francis Xavier. First as a part of the Indian Province, in Mannar in 1561, which lasted until 1608, and… Continue reading Jesuits in Sri Lanka