This is our inspiring Saint Francis Xavier, S.J. Plaque. St. Francis Xavier, S.J. (1506-1552) was one of the first companions of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and the first Jesuit missionary to the world. He evangelized in India, Japan, Borneo and the Maluku Islands. His feast day is December 3rd. This bronze plaque is an excellent gift for first communions, confirmations, birthdays, and for that special missionary in your life.
A Solid Bronze Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
Available in two sizes – small (p207k – 2 x 1.8 inches) and large (p198g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches) – this plaque can be hung easily at home or in the office on any wall. This solid bronze plaque was conceived and cast in Germany by a bronze-smith or world renown. This is an especially suitable gift for that special “Francis Xavier” in your life!
Saint Francis Xavier, S.J. – Patron Saint of Missionaries
This plaque depicts St. Francis Xavier (in German, Franz Xaver) evangelizing in Asia. On December 3, 1552 – just as he was preparing to enter and evangelize the “Middle Kingdom” of China – he died on Shangchuan Island, less than 9 miles from the mainland. The right forearm of St. Francis Xavier (with which he baptized 300,000 people) is preserved as a relic above the altar in the right transept of the Church of the Gesù, the “mother church” of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Rome. St. Francis Xavier is (along with St. Therese of Lisieux) the patron saint of missionaries.