Francis Xavier

A painting of Saint Francis Xavier, held in the Kobe City Museum, Japan
The castle of the Xavier family was later acquired by the Society of Jesus.
Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre, Paris
Francisco Xavier taking leave of John III of Portugal for an expedition
Saint Francis Xavier preaching in Goa (1610), by André Reinoso
Conversion of the Paravars by Francis Xavier in South India, in a 19th-century colored lithograph
Voyages of Saint Francis Xavier
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.
Casket of Saint Francis Xavier in the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, India
Stained glass church window in Béthanie, Hong Kong, of St Francis Xavier baptizing a Chinese man
Fumaroles at Mt. Unzen, Japan
The Vision of St. Francis Xavier, by Giovanni Battista Gaulli
Statue of Santo Fransiskus Xaverius, at Jesuit Gereja Katedral Santa Perawan Maria Diangkat Ke Surga, in Jakarta, Indonesia
Statue of Saint Francis Xavier, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Effigy of Saint Francis Xavier in the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon, Portugal
Statue of St. Francis Xavier at St. Xavier's School, Kolkata

Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus.

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

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Kagoshima

Capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Kagoshima-Chūō Station
Kagoshima city tram Taniyama Line
Kyushu Expressway
Map of the Bombardment of Kagoshima on 15 to 18 August 1863
The city covered deep in ash after the 1914 eruption of the Sakurajima volcano which is seen in the distance across the bay
thumb|The Tarumiza district of Kagoshima burns after B-29 air raids on the city, 17 Jun 1945
thumb|The bombed out ruins of a Kagoshima residential area with Sakurajima in the background, 1 November 1945
Sakurajima: a volcano in Kagoshima
Urban area around the Kagoshima-Chūō Station with Shinkansen (bullet train)
Kajiyachō Tram Stop with its back to the Kagoshima-Chūō Station Building having ferris wheel
Tenmonkan shopping arcade
Kagoshima City Hall Main Building
Kotsuki River that runs through Kagoshima City
Kagoshima City Aquarium and Sakurajima Ferry Terminal
An image taken from the International Space Station showing Kagoshima and its surroundings on January 10, 2013
Naples Street in Kagoshima
Perth Street in Kagoshima
Miami Street in Kagoshima
Kyogetsu-Tei in Kagoshima commemorating the friendship city relationship with Changsha
Perth Street in Kagoshima

Bernardo the Japanese – Japanese Christian convert, disciple of Saint Francis Xavier, and the first Japanese to set foot in Europe

The Markt (market square)

Xaverian Brothers

The Markt (market square)

The Xaverian Brothers or Congregation of St. Francis Xavier are a Roman Catholic religious institute founded by Theodore James Ryken in Bruges, Belgium, in 1839 and named after Saint Francis Xavier.

The Spring Temple Buddha, a colossal statue of Vairocana, in Lushan County, Henan, China. It has a total height of 153 meters (502 ft), including the 25 meter (82 ft) lotus throne which the statue stands on

Vairocana

Cosmic buddha in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Cosmic buddha in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.

The Spring Temple Buddha, a colossal statue of Vairocana, in Lushan County, Henan, China. It has a total height of 153 meters (502 ft), including the 25 meter (82 ft) lotus throne which the statue stands on
Tang dynasty statue of Vairocana (Dàrì Rúlái) at Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, Henan, China. The statue was completed in the year 676 and is 17.14m high and has 2 m long ears.
Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279 CE) cliff carving of Vairocana (centre), with Manjushri (left), and Samantabhadra (right) among the Dazu Rock Carvings at Baodingshan, Dazu District, Chongqing, China.
Ming dynasty statues of Vairocana (center), flanked on the far left by Amitabha and on the right by Bhaisajyaguru. Projecting tongues from Vairocana's throne are petals that symbolize his radiance in infinite directions.
Ming dynasty (1368-1644) statue of Vairocana in Huayan Temple in Datong, Shanxi, China, one out of a set of statues of the Five Tathāgatas
Jin Dynasty (1115–1234) statue of Vairocana in Shanhua Temple in Datong, Shanxi, China, one out of a set of statues of the Five Tathāgatas
Tang dynasty bronze statue of Vairocana. 8th century.
Copper alloy statue of Vairocana, made in China during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Displayed at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts.
Ming dynasty bronze statue of Vairocana. Displayed at the Buddhism Sculpture Gallery in Aurora Museum, Pudong, Shanghai
Statue of Vairocana, made in China during the Qing dynasty. 19th century. Made of jade, gilt bronze, enamel, pearls and kingfisher feathers. Displayed at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Vairocana statue in Sam Poh Wan Futt Chi, a Chinese Buddhist temple in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Shrine to Vairocana in Zhusheng Temple, Hunan, China
Vairocana at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Chinatown, Singapore.
Seated iron statue of Vairocana in Borimsa Temple, on Gaji mountain in Jangheung County, South Jeolla, South Korea
A gilt-bronze statue of Vairocana Buddha, one of the National Treasures of South Korea, at Bulguksa.
The Great Buddha of Tōdai-ji, at a Kegon Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan.
Statue of Vairocana by Unkei, National Treasures of Japan, at Enjō-ji
Vairocana with Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani. 9th century, Indonesia.
Multi-headed Sarvavid Vairochana, Central Tibet, circa late 13th - early 14th century

During the initial stages of his mission in Japan, the Catholic missionary Francis Xavier was welcomed by the Shingon monks since he used Dainichi, the Japanese name for Vairocana, to designate the Christian God.

An engraving from the 1682 Almanach Royal thought to be Charpentier.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

French Baroque composer during the reign of Louis XIV.

French Baroque composer during the reign of Louis XIV.

An engraving from the 1682 Almanach Royal thought to be Charpentier.
A recently discovered portrait, inscribed by the artist as representing Charpentier, but dating circa 1750, about 40 years after his death.

In honorem Sancti Xaverij canticum, H 355

1903 illustration

Marko Marulić

Croatian poet, lawyer, judge, and Renaissance humanist who coined the term "psychology".

Croatian poet, lawyer, judge, and Renaissance humanist who coined the term "psychology".

1903 illustration
Monument in Knin
Bust of Marko Marulić by Ivan Meštrović in Split.
Cover sheet of Marulić's Evangelistarium, 1571 Tuscan-language edition, translated by Silvano Razzi from Latin original.
Marko Marulić's illustration for Judita, a page from second edition, Zadar 1522.
Order of Danica Hrvatska with face of Marko Marulić is Croatian state decoration awarded for special merits for culture

Francis Xavier, Francis de Sales, Peter Canisius, and Charles Borromeo, by monarchs and statesmen such as King Henry VIII, Thomas More, and Emperor Carl V, and lastly by poets and humanists such as Jan Dantyszek, Conrad Peutinger, and Francisco de Quevedo.

Charles Bridge

Medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

Medieval stone arch bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.

Old Town Bridge Tower during 1848 revolution
Charles Bridge during 1872 flood
Charles Bridge as viewed from Petřínská rozhledna – lookout tower
View towards the Prague Castle with Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge and the Holy Crucifix, c. 1935

With the fifth pillar, two statues – St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Xavier, both by Ferdinand Brokoff – also fell into the river.

John Sevier

American soldier, frontiersman, and politician, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee.

American soldier, frontiersman, and politician, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee.

Sketch in Goodpasture's History of Tennessee (1903), showing Sevier pulling Catherine Sherrill to safety during the Cherokee assault on Fort Watauga
Howard Pyle drawing in an 1885 edition of Harper's Magazine, showing a romanticized account of Sevier's 1788 escape from North Carolina (he was never tried by the state)
Portrait of Sevier by Washington B. Cooper
Sevier's pistol on display at the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville
Statue of Sevier in the National Statuary Hall Collection
Grave marker of John Sevier, Knoxville, Tennessee

No evidence exists for the descent of Sevier from the royal family of St. Francis Xavier of Navarre.

The Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, Dyersville

Parish church in the Archdiocese of Dubuque located in Dyersville, Iowa, United States.

Parish church in the Archdiocese of Dubuque located in Dyersville, Iowa, United States.

The Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
The Main Altar (foreground) and former High Altar (background)
Wall fresco details
The Rose Window
The nave looking to ward the altar.
St. Francis Xavier ministering to the Indians

The church was named in honor of the missionary Saint Francis Xavier.

Ōita Prefecture

Prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyūshū.

Prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyūshū.

Oita City
Hita
Beppu
Yufu
Saiki
Showa Denko Dome Oita.

Ōtomo Sōrin (1530–1587): The Otomo family ruled over the Funai Domain, which is present day Ōita City, in the 16th century. Funai was a very internationalized city which engaged in trade and exchange with other nations. Sōrin, the 21st leader of the Ōtomo clan, embraced Western culture enthusiastically and invited the missionary Francis Xavier to the city to promote Christianity. Sōrin dreamed of creating a Christian nation; he was baptized and given the name "Don Francisco". Sōrin died in Tsukumi.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

Thérèse of Lisieux

French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times.

French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
Zélie Martin, mother of Therese
Rue Saint-Blaise's house at Alençon: The family home and Therese's birthplace
Louis Martin, father of Therese
The basilica of Alençon, where Therese was baptized
Therese (1876)
Les Buissonnets, The Martin family house in Lisieux to which they moved in November 1877 following the death of Madame Martin. Therese lived here from 16 November 1877 to 9 April 1888, the day she entered Carmel.
Therese aged 8, 1881
Therese in 1886, age 13
15th-century manuscript of The Imitation of Christ, Royal Library of Belgium
1887 Police Mugshot of Henri Pranzini
Therese at age 15. Before seeking permission to enter Carmel on Christmas 1887, she had put up her hair for the first time, a symbol of passing childhood. "A photograph taken in April 1888 shows a fresh, firm, girlish face … The familiar flowing locks are combed sternly back and up, piled in a hard little chignon on the top of her head".
Leo XIII – In November 1887 when Therese met him, he was seventy-seven.
The Lisieux convent
Certain passages from the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 53) helped her during her long novitiate. (Photograph: fragment of Isaiah found amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls).
Therese of Lisieux, photograph, c. 1888–1896
Father Adolphe Roulland of the Society of Foreign Missions
A depiction of the Holy Face of Jesus as "Veronica's veil", by Claude Mellan c. 1649
Cover page of The Story of a Soul (l'Histoire d'une Âme) by Therese of Lisieux, édition 1940
The crypt of the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux
Therese of Lisieux statue at the Community Mausoleum of All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois
Sign advertising a choice of 250 medals of Saint Therese on sale in Lisieux
The canonization of Saint Therese in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Statue of Saint Therese of Lisieux at the Church of Our Lady Victorious, Prague
Detail of a first-class carne relic of Saint Therese of Lisieux
With more than two million visitors a year, the Basilica of St. Thérèse in Lisieux is the second-largest pilgrimage site in France, after Lourdes.
Reliquiary in the Carmel in Lisieux
Statue of Saint Thérèse at the Most Holy Trinity Church, Fulnek, Czech Republic

In 1927, Pope Pius XI named Saint Therese co-patron of the missions, with Saint Francis Xavier.