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Xaverian Brothers.

Religious teaching institute of laymen, founded in Belg. 1839, primarily for Am. work; entered US 1854.

Xavier, Francis

(1506–52). Famous Jesuit miss.; man of extraordinary earnestness, energy, and devotion; one of the original number who, with I. Loyola*, formed the Society* of Jesus; ordained to priesthood 1537; began work in India 1542, Japan 1549; died while trying to enter China. See also Malaysia, 2.

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