Today is the feast day of St Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Jesuits and missionary in Goa, Japan, Borneo and others.
St Francis Xavier was born in Javier, Navarre, Spain on 7 April 1506 and died on 3 December 1552 on Sangchuan Island in China. He has numerous patronages including Foreign Missions, The Apostleship of Prayer, missionaries generally, Propogation of the Faith and countless schools, universities and churches.
As a PS: this is an attempt at a scheduled posting ie written in advance. If all goes right, it should appear at 1.13 am on 3 December!