Tuesday, November 6, 2012

There Is Nobody To Make Them Christians

St. Francis Xavier, describing his experiences as a missionary in India in a letter to St. Ignatius Loyola, says he has hardly a minute to himself because he’s so busy teaching and baptizing the native peoples asking for his time.  
“Send help,” he says. “Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians. Again and again I have thought of going round the universities of Europe, especially Paris, and everywhere crying out like a madman, riveting the attention of those with more learning than charity: ‘What a tragedy: how many souls are being shut out of heaven and falling into hell, thanks to you!’” 
He’s driven by missionary zeal.
Link (here) to The Passionists.org

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