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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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apostle
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He is called, as you know, the apostle of the Indies.
  • Even the legendary craft of the company, a craft subtler and more secret than its fabled books of secret subtle wisdom, had not fired his soul with the energy of apostleship.

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  • —We are assembled here today, my dear little brothers in Christ, for one brief moment far away from the busy bustle of the outer world to celebrate and to honour one of the greatest of saints, the apostle of the Indies, the patron saint also of your college, saint Francis Xavier.

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as in: an apostle for the cause Define
an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform or: any important Christian missionary -- especially the first to a country or region
as in: chosen by Jesus Define
Christianity: one of the original 12 disciples (followers) chosen by Jesus Christ to preach his gospel
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