3 December – Saint Francis Xavier

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

Pictorial Lives of the Saints  

Character Calendar

La vie des saints

Lives of the Saints for Children by Theodor Berthold.

Little Lives of the Great Saints by John O’Kane Murray.

Stories of the Saints for Children [First Series] by Mary Seymour.

Book of Saints and Heroes by Mrs. Lang.

Legends of the Blessed Sacrament Gathered from the History of the Church and the Lives of the Saints by Emily Mary Shapcote.

Memorials of the Blessed: A Series of Short Lives of the Saints by Charles B. Fairbanks.

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

Il libro d’oro

The lives of saints, with other feasts of the year, according to the Roman calendar by Peter Ribadeneira.

Breviarum Romanum – Latin & English

Contemporary Hagiography

The Admirable Life of Saint Francis Xavier by Orazio Torsellino

Life of Saint Francis Xavier

Writings of Saint Francis Xavier

Letter from India to the Society of Jesus at Rome (1543)

Letter on the Missions to Saint Ignatius Loyola (1549)

Letter from Japan to the Society of Jesus at Goa (1551)

Letter from Japan to the Society of Jesus in Europe (1552)

The Teachings and Counsels of Saint Francis Xavier

Letters are also interspersed throughout The Life and Letters of Saint Francis Xavier.


O Deus Ego Amo Te (read more about it here, also in English, lyrics here).

Three more songs of varying ages here.

San Franciscu Xavier-a, tuji kudd-i Goeam xara in Konkani, the language of Goa, its lyrics here.

In honorem sancti xaverii canticum, H. 355 by French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (music and words here).

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

San Francesco Saverio del Caravita in Rome

You may “tour” the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, the burial site of Saint Francis Xavier, here and here.

Goencho Saib: The Life and Miracles of Saint Francis Xavier

A Shrine to Xavier

Online Exhibition: The Life and Legend of Saint Francis Xavier

Peter Paul Rubens’ Miracles of Saint Francis Xavier (further information here).

Saint Francis Xavier in Dispute with the Emperor of Japan

St Francis Xavier Baptizing Queen Neachile of India

The Miracle of Saint Francis Xavier

Apotheosis of St Francis Xavier

The Vision of St Francis Xavier

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database.

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts by Mrs. Jameson.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art by Clara Erskine Clement.

Lives and Legends of the English Bishops and Kings, Mediaeval Monks, and Other Later Saints by Mrs. Arthur Bell.

The Saints in Art with Their Attributes and Symbols, Alphabetically Arranged by Margaret E. Tabor.

Saints and their Symbols: A Companion in the Churches and Picture Galleries of Europe by E. A. Greene.

The Saints in Art by Joseph Maria von Radowitz.

Emblems of Saints by Which They Are Distinguished in Works of Art by F. C. Husenbeth.


Novena in Honor of Saint Francis Xavier

Novena of Grace

Prayers to Saint Francis Xavier

Litany of, Prayers to and Novena of Saint Francis Xavier

Litany of Saint Francis Xavier

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

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