St Francis Xavier and the Busy God

Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries, was the first Jesuit to evangelise India, particularly the area of Goa claimed by the Portuguese. But Francis kept looking over the horizon to the Molucca islands, to Japan, and then even towards China.

Francis Xavier will forever be the man of the Call of the King, busy with a God who works. From Francis Xavier, then, we learn something about living with our ideals and our dreams, but more importantly we are moved to be busy about our dreams and ideals, always being shaped by our working with our busy God.