Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 3rd, 2021Tags: , 258 words7.8 min read
Memorial of St Francis Xavier

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Memorial of St Francis Xavier

He was born to the nobility of the Basque region, which is between Spain and France. He had studied and desired to be a professor of philosophy, but God had other plans. It was his friend, Saint Ignatius of Loyola who convinced him to use his talents to spread the Gospel. He was sent to India, Portugal, East Indies, and Japan. It is said he baptized 10,000 babies in a single month. He would seek out and help the poor and forgotten. He has the gift of tongues and was known as a miracle worker, even raising people from the dead. We ask St. Francis Xavier to pray for us.

“Let it be done according to your faith.” When you pray and are asking God for healing or wisdom, do you believe it will be given you? I hope so. Listen to the words of this Gospel. “Let it be done according to your faith.” It seems to be that Jesus is willing to grant your request or answer your prayer according to your faith. If you ask but do not believe it will be granted what does that say about your faith? But if we are sincere and place our trust in God, God will answer our prayers. Do you believe this? O Lord, help our unbelief.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen