Set All Afire: A Novel About Saint Francis Xavier - Louis de Wohl
By Louis de Wohl
With humility and deep religious conviction, Louis de Wohl takes us into the mind and heart of St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary and saint who went by order of St. Ignatius of Loyola to "set all afire" in the Orient. This novel follows Xavier's life from student days in Paris, through his meeting with Ignatius, his rather reluctant conversion, and his travels as one of the first Jesuits. The book captures the dramatic struggles and inspiring zeal of this remarkable saint, giving at the same time an enthralling picture of the age in which he lived.