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Saint Francis (Francisco Javier”the Apostle of the Indies”) 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “bright.”.
Contemporary Examples

Another occasional communicant is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who attended Xavier High School next door.
A Tour of St. Francis Xavier, a Potential New Church for Katie Holmes Michael Daly July 10, 2012

Special Agent Xavier Diaz testified he once drove five hours west of the city to meet Arambula in Nogales, Arizona.
U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars Jason McGahan June 30, 2014

Still, in true Willie Nelson fashion, expect Baylor to smoke Xavier.
Celebrity March Madness 2012: How to Pick NCAA Tournament Winners Michael Solomon March 19, 2012

Or just like the idea of seeing the Speaker of the House (Xavier ’77) cry after losing to the big man from Marquette (’86)?
March Madness: Which Celebrity Alumni Will Win? Michael Solomon March 16, 2011

That man was Xavier Cortada, a gay man who wrote of his frustration that he and his partner of eight years were unable to marry.
Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails Jackie Kucinich January 8, 2015

Historical Examples

In passing the Strait of Ceylon, the ship which carried Xavier was overtaken with the most horrible tempest which was ever seen.
The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18) John Dryden

Xavier got into the carriage with the four girls, and they all went back to Paris.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

When he had recovered his senses, Xavier demanded of him, what thoughts he had, when he was at the point of perishing?
The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18) John Dryden

Xavier supplied the information with mechanical infallibility.
Control Group Roger Dee

In this the orator selects out ten great miracles from those performed by Xavier during his lifetime and describes them minutely.
History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom Andrew Dickson White

Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506–52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon, the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3


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