A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Francis Xavier wanted to become a missionary in?

In the book by James Joyce, A portrait af the artist as a young man

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He went from country to country in the east, from Africa to India, from India to Japan, baptising the people. He is said to have baptised as many as ten thousand idolaters in one month. It is said that his right arm had grown powerless from having been raised so often over the heads of those whom he baptised. He wished then to go to China to win still more souls for God but he died of fever on the island of Sancian. A great saint, saint Francis Xavier! A great soldier of God!


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man