Historical Who is Who » XAVIER, Francis
Spanish Roman Catholic, joint founder of the Jesuits, Francis was canonised as saint shortly after his death and more recently named as Patron of Foreign Missions. Student and tutor in philosophy and theology at University of Paris for 11 years, and thereafter largely deployed in service of King of Portugal in that country's overseas territories in Asia - Goa, S. India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and thereafter sharing his Christian faith in Japan and intentionally in China. Remarkable not least for his personal prowess, his disciplined life-style and his acknowledgement that moral sense from God is universal to humankind then complemented by biblical revelation.
The Life and Letters of St Francis Xavier http://archive.org/stream/lifelettersofstf01coleuoft/lifelettersofstf01coleuoft_djvu.txt