Feast of St. Francis Xavier, S.J.

Just in time for his feast day, Xavier: Missionary and Saint, an hourlong documentary written, directed, and produced by Jesuit scholastics Jeff Johnson, S.J. and Jeremy Zipple, S.J., will show around the country on PBS starting this week and continuing throughout December. You can check the Web site for your local dates and times.
The film includes location shots, historical footage, dramatic reenactments of Xavier’s life, and interviews with historians on Xavier’s significance and personality. You can also watch a trailer for the film here.
Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.
9 years 10 months ago
In honor of his feastday I posted a photo of St. Francis Xavier's incorrupt body being carried by people in India in The John Paul II Millstone http://jp2m.blogspot.com/ Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints like St. Francis Xavier!...and like Fr. Jon Sobrino http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/

Advertisement

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. She is pictured as her husband speaks at Peachtree Academy in Covington, Georgia, in this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo. (CNS photo/Erik S. Lesser, EPA)
23 senators voted against Ms. Gingrich’s confirmation, a departure from previous nominations that faced little opposition.
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 16, 2017
Changing churches, confessionals and saints through the centuries
Raymond A. SchrothOctober 16, 2017
It is not technology we should fear. It is ourselves.
Simcha FisherOctober 16, 2017
Catholics Against the Death Penalty-Southern California march during the 2017 Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, Calif., in February. (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters)
“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”
Kevin ClarkeOctober 16, 2017