Some also speculate that the name could allude to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesuis—aka the Jesuits.
Near the back of the St. Francis Xavier cemetery in Centerville, Mass., are the resting places of Eunice and Sargent Shriver.
But at this initial point of his course we must take leave of Francis Xavier—the prince of missionaries.
Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier were the founders of these sects.
Francis Xavier Talbot died; a French ecclesiastic, and author of some poems.
He there made up his mind to become a Christian and a missionary like Francis Xavier.
Of these one of the first and most illustrious was Francis Xavier.
Most conspicuous among them was Francis Xavier, who will ever be the wonder of history.
After speaking of Francis Xavier it would be useless to discuss the history of the other Francises.
As the spring ripened into summer, ambitious thoughts flowered in Père Francis Xavier's soul.