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Title: To Fathers Paulo, Antonio Gomes, and Baltasar Gago: From Malacca, June 20-22, 1549 (EX II 123-135; IV 15-18)
Authors: Xavier, Francis
Keywords: Mozambique
Native pupils
Diogo of Mozambique
Issue Date: 22-Jun-1549
Publisher: Saint Louis, Missouri: The Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1992.
Citation: Selected Letters Translated and introduced by Costelloe, M. Joseph
Series/Report no.: Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier;p.269-76
Abstract: Summary: 1. A successful voyage from Cochin to Malacca. 2. A ready welcome and preparations for sailing to Japan. 3. The First Solemn Mass of Affonso de Castro. 4-5. He asks for long letters from his confreres and for prayers for himself and the captain. 6. Letters that should be forwarded, and others that should be written, to him. 6. Instructions for Antonio Gomes. 7. The readiness of the Japanese to receive the faith. 8. More instructions. They should be prepared to go to Japan. 9. Relations with the bishop. 10. Places to which preachers from Portugal should be sent. 11. Their obligations with respect to the king and his subjects. 12. A house to be erected in Quilon. 13. Instruction for Baltasar Gago. 14. The Christians of Cape Comorin. Prayers requested for himself and his companions. 15. Good prospects in Japan. 16. Francisco Perez, an indefatigable preacher and confessor. 17. The labors of Roque de Oliveira. 18. Affonso da Castro sent to Maluco. 19. Those to be sent to Malacca. Labors of Father Perez. Oliveira and Bravo are being sent from Malacca to Goa. 20. Assignments for Lancilotto, Antonio Gomes, and Micer Paulo.
Description: History: This letter was begun on June 20, the Feast of Corpus Christi, and completed on June 22. It is directed to three different persons who are at times addressed individually and at other times in common.
ISBN: 188081000X
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