Wednesday, February 20, 2013

St. Francis Xavier, S.J., ' The Japanese Are Best Disposed Towards Our Christian Way Of Life.”

“Among all the nations of the Far East that I know, the Japanese are best 
                                             disposed towards our Christian way of life.”

Three hundred years of cruel persecution could not completely destroy the seeds Xavier had planted. All the early Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries were killed, every known Christian was martyred. But seven generations later, when missionaries were able to return to Japan, they found over 60,000 Catholics hidden in the mountains or in small fishing villages. They still sang the Ave Maria in Latin! They still practiced the daily recitation of the Rosary
Link (here) to Shrine of St. Jude

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