By Henry Venn, Saint Francis Xavier
A founding member of the Jesuit order, Francis Xavier (1506-1552) travelled as a missionary to India, Japan and China within the mid-sixteenth century. he's ordinarily linked to legends of outstanding works and the conversion of tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals. This debatable 1862 biography via the Anglican missionary clergyman Henry Venn (1796-1873) makes use of Xavier's personal phrases to check the long run saint's personality and personal concepts. Xavier's correspondence finds a delicate, full of life and infrequently vengeful guy who was once no longer averse to making use of competitive skill. Containing quite a few letters published in complete, Venn's chronicle presents an research of Xavier's venture, equipment and achievements from a non-Catholic standpoint. Venn additionally explores Xavier's shut friendship with the Jesuits' founder Ignatius Loyola, and probes the proof in the back of past biographers' stories of miracles. The e-book ends with an in depth and difficult appraisal of the final good fortune of the global Roman Catholic undertaking because the 16th century.