This tireless missionary was one of the founding members of the Society of Jesus, with St Ignatius of Loyola. His field of endeavour was the East – India, Borneo, Indonesia and Japan. He died whilst on his way to China to evangelise there. His body rests now in Goa, in India, in the Basilica of Bom Jesus.

May he pray for us in all our own labours for the Gospel, wherever we may be and whatever our walk of life, and may God bless you this day.