Thursday, December 3, 2009

Apostle to the Indies

"In te, Domine, speravi, non confundar in aeternum." (" In Thee, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be confounded.")

--the last words of Saint Francis Xavier, S.J. as he died on Saturday, December 3, 1552.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.


"We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all--friends."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
(The picture is of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier in Paris.)