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Excerpt From The Homily Preached By Pope Piux XI At The Canonisation Of St Andrew Bobola SJ
The life of St. Andrew  Bobola, S.J., (1591-1657)According to modern hagiography, Andrew Bobola, S.J., did not differ much from other priests or his fellow Jesuits in terms either of pursuing holiness in his daily life or of his missionary zeal. The argument for that is that there was a silence and nobody would remember much about him for 50 years after his death, which happened in 1657.  The history of devotion to him started in 1702, when the martyr appeared in the visions of the...
More than five million pilgrims are expected in Goa over the next few weeks, as the body of Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier is venerated. Exposition takes place once every ten years. It started at the weekend, ahead of his feast day on 3 December, and will continue until 4 January 2015. Archbishop Filipe de Rosario Ferrao of Goa described the occasion as “a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our faith”.“St Francis Xavier had set a great example of missionary work,” he...
A Spanish Jesuit missionary has been declared a saint by Pope Francis. José de Anchieta (1534 –1597) was one of the founders of São Paulo, in 1554, and Rio de Janeiro, in 1565. He was a highly influential figure in Brazil's history in the first century after a Portuguese fleet discovered it in 1500 and subsequently colonised it.Born in the Canary Islands where he continues to be celebrated, Anchieta was involved in the catechesis and conversion to the Catholic faith of the Indian...