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Saint Francis Borgia - October 10

breski1 Also known as Francisco de Borja y Aragon Memorial 30 September 3 October (Jesuits) 10 October on some calendars Profile Born to the nobility, the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI; …More
breski1 Also known as Francisco de Borja y Aragon
Memorial
30 September
3 October (Jesuits)
10 October on some calendars

Profile
Born to the nobility, the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI; grandson of King Ferdinand of Aragon; son of Duke Juan Borgia. Raised in the court of King Charles V and educated at Saragossa, Spain. Married Eleanor de Castro in 1529, and the father of eight children. Accompanied Charles on his expedition to Africa, 1535, and to Provence, 1536. Viceroy of Catalonia, 1539–1543. Duke of Gandia, 1543–1550. Widower in 1546.
Friend and advisor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Joined the Jesuits in 1548. Ordained in 1551. Notable preacher. Given charge of the Jesuit missions in the East and West Indies. Commissary-general of the Jesuits in Spain in 1560. General of the Jesuits in 1565. Under his generalship the Society established its missions in Florida, New Spain and Peru, and greatly developed its internal structures. Concerned that Jesuits were in danger of …More