Saint Francis of the Seven Seas

This new story from the popular Vision Books series of saints lives for youth 9-15 years old is about the inspiring life of the great missionary to the Far East, St. Francis Xavier.

Author: Albert F. Nevins

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898705195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This new story from the popular Vision Books series of saints lives for youth 9-15 years old is about the inspiring life of the great missionary to the Far East, St. Francis Xavier. After his wartorn boyhood in Navarre, Francis Xavier went to the University of Paris, determined to have a good time. He was interested in sports and became broadjumping champion of his college, and did not pay much attention to his studies. At first he scoffed at this fellow student, Ignatius Loyola, a former soldier who wanted to win the world for God. But Ignatius showed him that true champions are a far more heroic breed - those who risk their all to win the world for God. Francis joined Ignatius' followers, and became one of the first members of the Society of Jesus.Francis Xavier was selected by Ignatius to do missionary work in India. To all sixteenth-century travelers, a voyage from Portugal to India meant months of deadly peril from storms, pirates, and diseases. But to Father Francis Xavier, it also meant a chance to win the Orient for Jesus Christ. This great saint's eagerness to spread the Word of God involved him with the pearl divers of the Indian coast, the natives of Malaya and the Spice Islands, the cannibals of Morotni and the hostile feudal lords of ancient Japan. This book captures the true spirit of a daring man who braved the many dangers of India and Japan in amazing adventures of courage and faith.

Saints of the Church

Saint. Francis. of. the. Seven. Seas. OVERVIEW OF SAINT FRANCIS' LIFE Francis Xavier was born in Navarre in 1506. His family was rather welltodo, so Francis enjoyed a materially rich youth and young adulthood. He attended the University ...

Author: Michael G. Allen

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681494205

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The Vision Books are one of the most popular and well-written series of saints' lives ever produced for young people. This Teachers' Guide now offers teachers and parents a practical means to stimulate both the spiritual growth and intellectual development of students through an organized, systematic study of seventeen biographies of holy men and women in the Vision Books series. This guide facilitates student interaction with the spiritual insights, moral lessons, and sound academic content found in each book. It is divided into sections, each of which contains an overview of the saint's life and activities that illustrate the person's impact on the Church and his time. These activities are destined to challenge student thinking, to promote the application of spiritual insights to the reader's personal life, and to expand the reader's understanding and appreciation of the holiness of the saints. Teachers can select any combination of activities for individual students, for small groups, or for class-wide discussion. The activities include chapter vocabulary, language in context, time line, outline maps, topics for written reports, biographical sketches, using Scripture and the Catechism, and discussion questions.

The life of Saint Francis of Assisi

... that he might die in the convent where he had received the habit of St. Francis , and here he finished his labors ... beyond the seven seas , where the sun sets , in order to open a way for communications and messages from the Pope ...

Author: PAMFILO de MAGLIANO

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The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi

... that he might die in the convent where he had received the habit of St. Francis , and here he finished his labors ... beyond the seven seas , where the sun sets , in order to open a way for communications and messages from the Pope ...

Author: Pamfilo Da Magliano

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Category: Christian saints

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The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi and a Sketch of the Franciscan Order by a Religious of the Order of Poor Clares With Emendations and Additions by P Da Magliano

... that he might die in the convent where he had received the habit of St. Francis , and here he finished his labors ... beyond the seven seas , where the sun sets , in order to open a way for communications and messages from the Pope ...

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The Catholic World Report

SLMC Evelyn M. Brown Mila Lovask Helen Walker Hrman FRANCIS AND CLARE SAINTS OP ASSISI SA INI PHILIP SAINT ISAAC OF ... O.S.B. SAINT PIUS X THE PARM BOY WHO BECAME POPE Albert J. Nevins M SAINT FRANCIS OF THE SEVEN SEAS Ileken Walker ...

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Merchant Vessels of the United States

Signal and radio call letters Name of vessel WB2356 St. Francis --- . ... WB2715 Seal WB2717 Sea Lad-WB2721 Sea LarkWB2722 Sea LarkWB2723 Sea Lassie --- WB2725 Sea Lion --- WB2728 Sea Lion IIWB2731 Sea MaidWB2733 Sea Mate-WB2737 Sea ...

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Merchant Vessels of the United States

... WILLIAM C. , USS Glennon D D - 840 Us Naval Base Newport RI 02840 507131 PARAMOUR MAGEL , HANS , 5515 Mckinley St NW Bethesda Md 20034 237290 SEVEN SEAS MAGERA , MICHAEL W , 858 Colonial Arms Rd Union NJ 07083 294107 BRIGADOON III ...

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Academic American Encyclopedia

Saint Francis Xavier , one of the original seven members of the Society of Jesus , or Jesuits , was ordained a priest in 1537 and began missionary journeys to the Far East in 1541. His extremely successful ministry incorporated efforts ...

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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.