St. Francis Xavier, our patron and guide, you were sent to proclaim the gospel of Christ to many nations. You passed away in the island of Shangchuan, wishing to preach Jesus Christ to the people of China. We your children, taking your name as our name, ask for your prayer today.
Pray for us, Xaverians, that we may become persons with and for others. Help us to continue what you have started, preaching Jesus in our words, but most especially in our deeds. By your example, help us to love God above all things, and do His most holy will. Amen.
Happy feast day, St. Francis Xavier! Viva, Javier!