Xavier House is named after Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552), one of Ignatius' first companions in founding the Jesuits, and sent by him as a missionary to India, Japan and China. He is the Patron Saint of Australia. He was chosen as a House Patron because of his great generosity of soul as a young man and his tireless dedication in spreading the love of Jesus Christ in our part of the world.
Saint Francis Xavier
7 April 1506 - 3 December 1552
Feast Day - 3 December
O my Lord Jesus!
Teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as you deserve;
to give, and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to ask for rest;
to labour, seeking no reward,
save that of knowing that I do Thy will. Amen.
(By St Francis Xavier)