St Francis Xavier & Mother Cabrini Pewter Medal
Medal of Catholic saints in nickle and lead free pewter. Shows Saint Francis Xavier on one side and St Francis Xavier Cabrini (also known as Mother Cabrini) on the other.
St. Francis Xavier was born in Spain in 1506. He went to the University of Paris when he was 18, where he studied and taught Philosophy. Here he met St. Ignatius Loyola, who was about to start the Society of Jesus. Francis saw clearly that he could use his talents to bring people to God and agreed to join the Jesuits. When Francis was 34, St. Ignatius sent him as a missionary to the East Indies. During his travels as a missionary in Goa, India, Japan and other lands of the east, St. Francis made thousands of converts. He was canonized in 1622 and proclaimed patron of all foreign missions by Pope Pius X.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian Religious Sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Cabrini took religious vows in 1877 and added Xavier to her name to honor the Jesuit saint, Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionary service. In 1946, she became the first American citizen to be canonized when she was elevated to sainthood by Pope Pius XII. St. Frances is the patroness of immigrants and hospital administrators.
Size: 2.5cm tall. Comes with a silver steel split ring through the loop on top for attaching.