St. Francis Xavier (1506 – 1552)
St. Francis Xavier was once a young man who cared only for pleasures. He decided to give his life to God after St. Ignatius of Loyola, asked him: ‘what does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his own soul?’ (Mark 8:36). St. Francis went on to become a missionary priest in the India and the Far East, converting thousands of people to God. St. Francis is the patron saint of foreign missions. His feast day is on 3 December.