Today we welcome St. Francis Xavier, SJ (+1552) who speaks to us from a letter he wrote to his superior, friend, mentor and fellow Basque, St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.
On his feast day, we St. Francis’ feelings on finding a group of unformed Christians in India. I think this is relevant to our situation today, and I expand on that.
Also, we have another installment of stories about the fictional don Camillo Tarocci, (+ A.D. … ?) parish priest of “The Little World”.
Some time ago, I began a to read stories from The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi. There is a Don Camillo tag you can use to find the others easily.
These delightful pieces are set in post-war Northern Italy.
They blend brilliant insight into the human condition with solid applied Catholic Faith.
Today we hear the story: