Saint Francis Xavier, Patron of the Diocese of Joliet

Today’s readings We celebrate the memorial of Saint Francis Xavier as a feast today, because he is the patron saint of the Diocese of Joliet.  Francis Xavier was a sixteenth century man who had a promising career in academics.  He was encouraged in the faith by his good friend, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and went to join… Continue reading Saint Francis Xavier, Patron of the Diocese of Joliet