St. Francis Xavier is really an amazing saint. The greatest missionary in the Church in a milennium. At some points he was baptizing so many people in India that he would stand on a bridge with buckets of water, and the people to be baptized would process under the bridge. He spent time in Japan, and he died just short of realizing his dream of entering China and preaching there.
Thanks for the additional information. It certainly helps to bring him to life. It is truly remarkable how God works through these holy men and women, to effect change in the hearts of so many.
the saint's arm that baptized so many is preserved in Rome in the magnificent church of Il Gesu. I was able to see it while studying in ROme a few years ago. It would be nice, however, if this famous arm could be reunited with the rest of his remains so these pilgrims could see it too.
The Jesuits are some of the greatest heroes of the faith around.