Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Missions

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Missions?
  • Why is Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Francis Xavier
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions
  • How Patron Saint of Missions is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of Missions

Who is the Patron Saint of Missions?
Who is the Patron Saint of Missions? The name of the Patron Saint of Missions is Saint Francis Xavier. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Francis Xavier:

  • Saint Francis Xavier
  • The Patron Saint of Missions
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: December 3rd
  • Date of Death of Saint Francis Xavier: 1553
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

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Prayers to Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions?
Why is Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions? Due to his great missionary work across the seas to the East Indies, Japan and China.

How Patron Saint of Missions is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions is represented in Christian Art with crucifix and/or as a preacher carrying a flaming heart.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Missions
The Feast Day of Saint Francis Xavier the Patron Saint of Missions is December 3rd. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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