Definition of Xavier, St. Francis in US English:

Xavier, St. Francis

proper noun

  • (1506–52), Spanish Catholic missionary; known as the Apostle of the Indies. One of the original seven Jesuits, from 1540 he traveled to southern India, Sri Lanka, Malacca, the Moluccas, and Japan, where he made thousands of converts. Feast day, December 3.


Xavier, St. Francis