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Title: To His Companions in Europe: From Amboina, May to, 1546 (EX 1318-335; FX III 131-140)
Authors: Xavier, Francis
Keywords: Confession
Society of Jesus
Christian doctrine
Spiritual Exercises
Spiritual assistance
Issue Date: May-1546
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.135-44
Abstract: Summary: 1. His earlier decision to go to Macassar. The conversion of João de Eiró. 2. In Malacca he heard that another priest had gone with the Portuguese to Macassar. 3. He therefore went to the island of Amboina, where he found much to do among the natives and Portuguese. 4. Despite the dangers, he wishes to go to the island of Mom. 5. The perils of sailing. 6. He assigns tasks for the missionaries who came to India in 1545. 7. He would like to erect a house of the Society in the city of Maluco, where there are great hopes of making converts. 8. Differences between the natives and Mohammedans. The natives who became Mohammedans seventy years earlier. 9. Many companions should come. 10. He asks for prayers. He always carries with him their signatures and his vow of profession. 11. The cruelty of the Moluccans. 12. A description of the area: mountains, earthquakes, and volcanoes. 13. The language and writing of the people. He has composed a catechism in Malay. 14. A strange goat. 15-16.· Information on a Chinese sect. He has heard that St. Thomas also preached to the Chinese.
ISBN: 188081000X
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