Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A man of remarkable energy and organizational ability, Xavier ranks among the greatest missionaries of all times. Canonized in 1622. The list of his principal miracles may be found in the Bull of canonization. He was declared patron of the Orient in 1748, patron of the Faith in 1904, and with the French nun St. Teresa of Lisieux, patron of all missions in 1927. He is also the patron saint of sailors. His feast day is December 3.
I created this bracelet using a unique souvenir medal of St. Francis Xavier and other Catholic medals used are: St. Ignatius, St. Joan of Arc, St. Jude, St. Frances Cabrini. St. Vincent de Paul, St. Therese enhacing these medals with beautiful teal color glass lampwork beads and wedding cake beads.