PREFACE.1 ALTHOUGH several beautiful Lives of St. Francis Xavier existsome of them in our own language-I do not think that any excuse will be required for the attempt made in the present work to produce a new Life, which may satisfy in some sort the legitimate requirements of our own time. Ve are accustomed to set a higher value than men of former generations on those indications of personal chara...
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The books title tells exactly what it is: a reproduction of all of St. Francis Xavier's letters, literally. After a few pages I already got tired, since many of them repeat the same information. I also found it tedious to read, most likely because I ...
e case of great men and conspicuous Saints, which are to be found in their own words, in their letters, in anecdotes which set them fami- 1iarly before our eyes, and the like. The Catholics of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries would take the letter of a Saint, for instance, of St. Teresa or St. Francis Xavier, and cut it to pieces for the sake of making up a signature out of letters from separate words, or forming some ,holy text in the Saint's handwriting in the same way. Many valued such relics as these, without caring much for the actual words and thoughtTable of ContentsCONTENTS; BOOK I; FROM THE BIRTH OF FRANCIS TO HIS SAILING FOR INDIA; 1506-1541•; CHAPTER 1; Frands Xavier at the University of Paris; PAGE PAGK; Manifold diversity of vocations 1 Struggle of Francis regarding his; I mportance of the old U niversiI; ties; Universities and religious movements; Ignatius at Paris •; His attraction to great cities; Acquaintance with Francis Xavier; Peter Fav:-e •; Parentage and early life of Francis; Xavier ; His university career; He was not at once won by Ignatius; The other first members of the Society; Formation of the Society 'at Paris; Ignatius's zeal; His method with Peter Favre; The first vows at Montmartre, Feast; of the Assumption, 1534,; Ignatius threatened with public disgrace; vocation 22; 2 Difficulties from his father; His sister intercedes for him • 23; 3 Attraction to the Holy Land 24