Saints related to Patron-of-foreign-missions

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  • St. Francis Xavier
    St. Francis Xavier was born to nobility in the Basque region of Spain in 1506. He met St. Ignatius while studying at the University of Paris and become one of the first Jesuits. He was later sent as a missionary to India and Japan, where he converted and baptized thousands.
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
    St. Therese of Lisieux was born January 2, 1873, in Alençon, France. She entered the convent taking the name Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. She was asked by her superior to write her story, which became a book, published after her death, entitled "Story of a Soul".