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  • Francis Xavier died before reaching the Chinese mainland.
  • The Christians have been here for a long time—Saint Thomas, Saint Francis Xavier, the missionaries and so on.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • On Newcomen bridge the very reverend John Conmee S.J. of saint Francis Xavier’s church, upper Gardiner street, stepped on to an outward bound tram.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There were seniors who had requisitioned a chance-met Rajah’s elephant, in the name of St Francis Xavier, when the Rains once blotted out the cart-track that led to their father’s estate, and had all but lost the huge beast in a quicksand.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim

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  • He clasped his hands on the desk and said: —The retreat will begin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of saint Francis Xavier whose feast day is Saturday.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Now the brothers are taking refuge inside the sanctuary of Saigon’s St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They comforted each other by recalling that St. Francis Xavier, when he set forth as missionary to India, had stolen away like this; had "passed the dwelling of his parents without saluting them" as they had learned at school; terrible words to a French boy.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The rector went on gravely: —You are all familiar with the story of the life of saint Francis Xavier, I suppose, the patron of your college.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • They met in Paris where Francis Xavier was professor of philosophy at the university.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • A great saint, saint Francis Xavier!
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • A great saint, saint Francis Xavier!
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I pray to God through the merits of His zealous servant Francis Xavier, that such a soul may be led to sincere repentance and that the holy communion on saint Francis’s day of this year may be a lasting covenant between God and that soul.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • —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.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But he thought they were the portraits of the saints and great men of the order who were looking down on him silently as he passed: saint Ignatius Loyola holding an open book and pointing to the words AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM in it; saint Francis Xavier pointing to his chest; Lorenzo Ricci with his berretta on his head like one of the prefects of the lines, the three patrons of holy youth—saint Stanislaus Kostka, saint Aloysius Gonzago, and Blessed John Berchmans, all with young faces…
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • …dying sister Miss Julia Morkan at 15 Usher’s Island: of his aunt Sara, wife of Richie (Richard) Goulding, in the kitchen of their lodgings at 62 Clanbrassil street: of his mother Mary, wife of Simon Dedalus, in the kitchen of number twelve North Richmond street on the morning of the feast of Saint Francis Xavier 1898: of the dean of studies, Father Butt, in the physics’ theatre of university College, 16 Stephen’s Green, north: of his sister Dilly (Delia) in his father’s house in Cabra.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Father Joseph’s sister, Philomène, who was Mother Superior of a convent in her native town in the Puy-de-Dome, often tried to picture her brother and Bishop Latour on these long missionary journeys of which he wrote her; she imagined the scene and saw the two priests moving through it in their cassocks, bareheaded, like the pictures of St. Francis Xavier with which she was familiar.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
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