A painting of Saint Francis Xavier, held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan
ChristogramOfficial seal of the Jesuits
The castle of the Xavier family was later acquired by the Society of Jesus.
Ignatius of Loyola
A fresco depicting Ignatius receiving the papal bull from Pope Paul III was created after 1743 by Johann Christoph Handke in the Church of Our Lady Of the Snow in Olomouc.
Portuguese Fortress of Cochin, in the allied Kingdom of Cochin
Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, Paris
Jesuits at Akbar's court in India,
Francisco Xavier taking leave of John III of Portugal for an expedition
Ratio Studiorum, 1598
Afonso de Albuquerque, second Portuguese governor of India
Saint Francis Xavier preaching in Goa (1610), by André Reinoso
Jesuit missionary, painting from 1779
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Portuguese Empire in the East, with its capital in Goa, was then often styled in Europe as the "Rome of the East", it included possessions (subjected tracts of land with a certain degree of autonomy) in South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Africa, and the Pacific
Conversion of the Paravars by Francis Xavier in South India, in a 19th-century colored lithograph
Francis Xavier
A Portuguese nobleman riding on a horse from "Itinerario, voyage, ofte Schipvaert van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien", Amsterdam, 1596
Voyages of Saint Francis Xavier
The Spanish missionary José de Anchieta was, together with Manuel da Nóbrega, the first Jesuit that Ignacio de Loyola sent to America.
Portuguese Goa in 1600
The Altar of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines. Saint Francis is the principal patron of the town, together with Our Lady of Escalera.
Bell made in Portugal for Nanbanji Church run by Jesuits in Japan, 1576–1587
Portuguese fortress of Bassein, capital of the North Province
Casket of Saint Francis Xavier in the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India
Matteo Ricci (left) and Xu Guangqi in the 1607 Chinese publication of Euclid's Elements
Portuguese and other European settlements in India
Stained glass church window in Béthanie, Hong Kong, of St Francis Xavier baptizing a Chinese man
Confucius, Philosopher of the Chinese, or, Chinese Knowledge Explained in Latin, published by Philippe Couplet, Prospero Intorcetta, Christian Herdtrich, and François de Rougemont at Paris in 1687
District of Portuguese Diu
Fumaroles at Mt. Unzen, Japan
A map of the 200-odd Jesuit churches and missions established across China
Remnants of St Thomas Fort, Tangasseri in the Quilon area, Malabar region
The Vision of St. Francis Xavier, by Giovanni Battista Gaulli
Bressani map of 1657 depicting the martyrdom of Jean de Brébeuf
The Conquistas of Goa. Red: Velhas Conquistas (1510-1546). Cream: Novas Conquistas (1763-1788)
Statue of Santo Fransiskus Xaverius, at Jesuit Gereja Katedral Santa Perawan Maria Diangkat Ke Surga, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó in the 18th century, the first permanent Jesuit mission in Baja California, established by Juan María de Salvatierra in 1697
Coat of arms of Portuguese Goa in 1596
Statue of Saint Francis Xavier, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Main altar of the Jesuit colegio in Tepozotlan, now the Museo Nacional del Virreinato
Marketplace in Goa, as depicted in Jan Huygen van Linschotens Itinerarium
Effigy of Saint Francis Xavier in the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal
Mexican-born Jesuit Francisco Clavijero (1731–1787) wrote an important history of Mexico.
Portugal was the first European nation to establish trade routes with Japan. A significant portion of the crew on Portuguese ships were Indian Christians.
Statue of St. Francis Xavier at St. Xavier's School, Kolkata
Acosta's Historia natural y moral de las Indias (1590) text on the Americas
Portuguese gold coin struck in Goa during the reign of King Manuel 1510-1521
Peter Claver ministering to African slaves at Cartagena
Portuguese riding a palanquin
Samuel Fritz's 1707 map showing the Amazon and the Orinoco
Mughal depiction of a Portuguese nobleman
Ruins of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana mission in Paraguay, founded by Jesuits in 1706
Proposed flag for Portuguese India
Manuel da Nóbrega on a commemorative Portuguese stamp of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of São Paulo, Brazil
Jesuit in 18th century, Brazil
Visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope
Jesuit Alfred Delp, member of the Kreisau Circle that operated within Nazi Germany was executed in February 1945
Jesuit scholars in China. Top: Matteo Ricci, Adam Schall and Ferdinand Verbiest (1623–88); Bottom: Paul Siu (Xu Guangqi), Colao or Prime Minister of State, and his granddaughter Candide Hiu.
The Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia, Basque Country, Spain, the main Jesuit shrine in the birthplace of Ignatius of Loyola
Indo-Portuguese illustration of a Portuguese nobleman and Christian Indian women, from the Códice Casanatense.
History of the Jesuit missions in India, China and Japan (Luis de Guzmán, 1601).
18th century Indo-Portuguese cabinet
The Church of the Gesù in Rome, is the mother church of the Jesuits.
Indo-Portuguese cabinet
Iglesia de La Compañía, Quito, Ecuador, interior with gold leaf
Indo-Portuguese writing cabinet
Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, Paris, France
Indo-Portuguese furniture
Jesuit church, Cuzco, Peru
Indo-Portuguese pistol
Colegio de Belén, Havana, "The Palace of Education"
17th century Indo-Portuguese Christian ivory.
Christ the King Church in the Ateneo de Naga University campus, Naga City, Philippines
20 Portuguese bazarucos from 1799, reverse.
Fordham University Church at Rose Hill, Bronx, New York, USA
20 Portuguese bazarucos from 1799, obverse.
St. John's Church in Creighton University campus, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
1866 1/8 tanga.
Holy Name of Jesus Church in the Loyola University New Orleans campus, New Orleans Louisiana USA
1 Portuguese India rupia, 1882.
The Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is the school church of Marquette University.
1947 escudo coin.
St. Francis Xavier Church, a Jesuit parish church across the street from the Rockhurst University campus, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1959 100 escudos.
St. Francis Xavier College Church in the Saint Louis University campus, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Late 19th century and early 20th century Portuguese rupias
The Santa Clara University's Mission Church is at the heart of Santa Clara University's historic campus Santa Clara, California, USA.
60 Portuguese India centavos, 1959.
St. Ignatius Church, a Jesuit parish church in the University of San Francisco campus, San Francisco, California, USA
Indo-Portuguese house
the Church of the Gesu, Philadelphia is the school church of St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Portuguese villa
The Church of the Gesu in Frascati, province of Rome, Italy
Goa Cathedral
The Église du Gesù in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, church and cultural venue
he church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Panaji (Goa, India).
Jakarta Cathedral, Indonesia
Old Goa,Church of Lady of Rosary
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba, Argentina
Bom Jesus Basilica, Goa.
Université de Namur, Belgium
House in Goa.
University of the Sinos Valley, Brazil
House in Goa.
St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
Pontifical Xaverian University, Bogota, Colombia
Pontifical Catholic University, Ecuador
University of Ingolstadt, Germany
St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Elisabeth University of Music, Hiroshima, Japan.
St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
University of Pacific, Peru
Ateneo de Naga University, Philippines
Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Fordham University, New York City, United States
Fairfield University, Bellarmine Hall, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt, Germany
Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States

Francis Xavier (born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta; Latin: Franciscus Xaverius; Basque: Frantzisko Xabierkoa; French: François Xavier; Spanish: Francisco Javier; Portuguese: Francisco Xavier; 7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), venerated as Saint Francis Xavier, was a Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus.

- Francis Xavier

He was extensively involved in the missionary activity in Portuguese India.

- Francis Xavier

In 1534, Ignatius and six other young men, including Francis Xavier and Peter Faber, gathered and professed promises of poverty, chastity, and later obedience, including a special vow of obedience to the pope in matters of mission direction and assignment.

- Society of Jesus

On 16 May 1546, the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier requested the institution of the Goa Inquisition for the "Old Christians" and "New Christians", in a letter to John III of Portugal.

- Portuguese India

Francis Xavier, one of the original companions of Loyola, arrived in Goa (Portuguese India) in 1541 to carry out evangelical service in the Indies.

- Society of Jesus

By order of the Marquis de Pombal, the Jesuits were expelled from Portugal's territories in 1759.

- Portuguese India
A painting of Saint Francis Xavier, held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan

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Illustration of the ruins of the headquarters of the Goa Inquisition, from L'Homme et La Terre by Élisée Reclus (1905)

Goa Inquisition

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Illustration of the ruins of the headquarters of the Goa Inquisition, from L'Homme et La Terre by Élisée Reclus (1905)
The Auto-da-fé procession of the Inquisition at Goa. An annual event to publicly humiliate and punish the heretics, it shows the Chief Inquisitor, Dominican friars, Portuguese soldiers, as well as religious criminals condemned to be burnt in the procession.
An 18th century French sketch showing a man condemned to be burnt alive by the Goa Inquisition. The stake is behind him to his left, the punishment is sketched on his shirt. It was inspired by Charles Dellon's persecution.

The Goa Inquisition (Inquisição de Goa) was an extension of the Portuguese Inquisition in Portuguese India.

In 1546, Francis Xavier wrote to King John III of Portugal, requesting him to establish Inquisition in Goa.

The Jesuits were the most active of the religious orders in Europe that participated under the padroado mandate in the 16th and 17th centuries.