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12th July 2020

St Francis Xavier: Tracing his Footsteps in Japan

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St Francis Xavier spent two years in Japan from 1549-51. I bet he was curious as he sailed into the port of Kagoshima, on the island of Kyushu in south Japan. He had been at sea for almost four months and had been planning his journey since first hearing about the ‘island’ of Japan two years previously.

As one of the founder members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), his purpose was to extend his mission in the East by introducing Christianity to the Japanese people. In his seven years as a missionary in southern India and Indonesia, he had made fast progress and established firm bases. He was eager to extend Christianity and had heard that Japan was an interesting but isolated country with a sophisticated culture of its own.

Source: Thinkingfaith

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