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Xaverian Brothers and Sisters
(252 words)

[German Version]

The missionary work of Francis Xavier, the apostle of India and Japan, and his great prestige, have made him the patron of various orders.

I. Orders of Men

Missionari Saveriani (Societas Xaveriana, SX), founded in Parma in 1895 by Guido Maria Conforti (1865–1935) for missionary work; they began in China in 1898. Today they work primarily in Africa, America, and East Asia. The Missionary Society of St. Francis Xavier (Pilar Fathers, SFX), founded in Goa (Indi…

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Eder, Manfred, “Xaverian Brothers and Sisters”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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